Study Guide

Vampire Academy Transformation

By Richelle Mead

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Not since the queen turned herself into a witch in Snow White have we seen so much transformation. Okay, okay, so no one actually morphs into a witch, but there is magic that brings animals—and humans—back from the dead. Although this is the most obvious example of transformation, it's just one of many. Throughout Vampire Academy, characters undergo physical and emotional changes—they fall in and out of love, and change their minds about their friendships and the world in which they live, figuring out who they want to be and how they want to be defined. It's all part of one big theme of transformation.

Questions About Transformation

  1. List the various types of transformations that occur in Vampire Academy. Do they all come as a result of magic?
  2. What kind of transformation does Rose go through in the novel? Who helps her with her change?
  3. Why do you think the young Morois and dhampirs are so vulnerable to transformation? How do they need to transform to become proper guardians or royals? 
  4. Who transforms the most in the novel?

Chew on This

Transformation is a plot device in the novel, not a realistic portrayal of any believable or meaningful changes in the characters.

In the end, Rose is a completely different person than she was when she ran away from the academy.

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