Study Guide

Pure Spirituality

By Julianna Baggott


Putting your faith into something isn't always a bad move… especially when life is as bleak as it is in Pure. But "faith" and "religion" don't always need to go together, especially in this book.

Most of the characters don't believe in any kind of God or higher power, yet they're still spiritual in their own ways. In many cases, the characters' spirituality is their driving force. They believe in a better world, or in the possibility for change… and many of them even believe in the innate goodness of mankind, even having seen some pretty hideous things.

Questions About Spirituality

  1. Who is the most spiritual character? Remember: this doesn't necessarily mean religious.
  2. How is Pressia's doll-hand a symbol of spirituality?
  3. Is the Dome a symbol of spirituality? If you were a wretch, would you worship the Dome, or something else? Or nothing at all?

Chew on This

The spirituality in this book is completely devoid of religion.

Some of the characters (like Bradwell) force themselves to be spiritual.