The Question and Answer section for Ishmael is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Why is it so hard for people to give up a story? Why is it that even the worst off in our society would just assume continuing to enact a story in which they are miserable?
I don't believe the Taker culture could ever be truly healthy unless it expanded. History teaches us, the things that are left behind are necessary to understanding the world and how problems are solved.
The Takers are civilized people.
Mother Culture is a personified concept that Ishmael uses to explain how the Takers perpetually enact the story that claims man is the apex of evolution and rulers of the world. In Ishmael's construction, Mother...