Study Guide

The Scorpio Races Dreams, Hopes, and Plans

By Maggie Stiefvater

Dreams, Hopes, and Plans

We're not horse whisperers, but we imagine horses have pretty simple dreams: Some nice, delicious hay; a warm barn to sleep in; not becoming glue. Even though the island of Thisby is a simple place of good, hard-working folk, they have some big dreams too.

Okay, no, they don't. There's a grand total of one person that wants to get off the island. The rest of them dream of staying there with the horses, the sounds of the ocean, and the smell of dead fish in the air. Ah, home. But they want to stay there because it makes them happy. Maybe happiness is a big dream after all.

Questions About Dreams, Hopes, and Plans

  1. What are Sean and Puck's dreams for the future?
  2. Why does Gabe want to leave Thisby? Do you think he'd ever want to stay?
  3. What are Benjamin Malvern's plans? Would he be able to sustain a business without Sean?

Chew on This

If Puck agreed with Gabe, and wanted to move away from Thisby, there's no way she'd ever compete in the Scorpio Races.

If Sean were a little more social, and didn't place Corr at the top of his priority list, he'd have quit the Scorpio Races many years ago.