Title: Legend Author: Marie Lu Genre: Speculative Fiction, Dystopia, Young Adult Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (US) / Puffin (UK) Publication Date: November 2011 (US) / February 2012 (UK) Hardcover: 305 pages What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. "Legend Part I, Chapters 6-11 Summary and Analysis". Many of the characters in Legend are morally complex. The controversy started when videos were released that showed young people paying homeless men to fight for their entertainment.

Although Thomas beats the spy brutally, he doesn’t give up any information and only talks about the future, when he believes the Colonies will take over the Republic.

Legend is told from the perspective of two leading characters: Day, a renegade from the streets, and June, an elite student at Drake University and the Republic's shining prodigy. Likewise, women are among the highest ranks of the military and June is referred to as the Republic's "golden girl" - clearly they think she is important to the future of the entire country (181).

resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. The Question and Answer section for Legend is a great Legend debuted to critical acclaim and was adapted as a graphic novel in 2015. © 2020 Shmoop University Inc | All Rights Reserved | Privacy | Legal. Lu is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Legend and Prodigy. Furthermore, race doesn’t seem to be a barrier to achievement - the high-ranking characters we meet come from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Visit BN.com to buy new and used textbooks, and check out our award-winning NOOK tablets and eReaders. The soldiers go inside and are in there for a. One of Day’s most spectacular thefts was a bank burglary that he committed in ten seconds. He was a respected captain in the military and a model Republic citizen - qualities that suggest he endorses the government’s immoral policies. She wins a few fights and nearly picks scrawny Tess as her next opponent, but June, in disguise, steps in and comments that picking Tess hardly seems fair. Would you like us to add this title to our collection? By entering your email address you agree to receive emails from Shmoop and verify that you are over the age of 13. Day is a criminal on the run for stealing from the Republic and making the government look foolish. This section also showcases how extreme the poverty is in some sectors of Los Angeles.

", Entertaining ReadsMarie Lu talks to Entertainment Weekly about Legend and reveals that she was actually a political science major in college.

Marie Lu Booklist Marie Lu Message Board. She trusts Day so much that she looks again at the picture of her brother's corpse and finds out that there are two knife wounds and rifle grease on the knife handle; same as the grease she saw when Thomas informed her of her brother's death.

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The pretty bartender, Kaede, flirts with him and tells him that she’s seen the man. Metias left a coded message for June, revealing that their parents were murdered for discovering the true purposes of the Plague: It was actually a way of culling the weaker Republic populations, and a biological... Legend study guide contains a biography of Marie Lu, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Commander Jameson shoots Day in the leg and becomes a prisoner of the Republic wherein he is questioned and suspected as a part of the Patriots, the opposing group to the Republic. Legend is the first book in a trilogy, and it is currently being adapted into a film. Next Chapter 2. During the day of the execution, people are rebelling and showing support for Day. Not affiliated with Harvard College.

The government is totalitarian, and the class divides are pretty terrible. What did June learns about the plague and what were the new viruses?

She then disguises herself so she can blend in the streets and hopes to find more information about Day in the slum sector but she comes across a Skiz fight, a betting fight.

When she describes the buttons on June's uniform, the details are so vivid that you can almost imagine her walking across a screen.

She gets wounded by a knife and is able to get away. June and Day are remarkably similar: they're both smart (each scored 1500 on their Trials—the Republic's only perfect scores), headstrong, and fiercely protective of their families. However, he showed a spirit of responsibility and self-sacrifice when he skipped his induction ceremony to take care of June. Tone Genre What's Up With the Title?

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