Blame (26-34)

Chapter 26:
Julia and her parents continue the search for her grandfather. They go to Circadia ("The Land Of The Free") and find Chip (the guy that used to drive her grandfather around) but not her grandfather.

Chapter 27:
The police continued searching for Julia's grandfather but could not find him.

Chapter 28:
NASA announced that the astronauts were coming back to earth despite of the risk. Seth invited Julia to watch the rocket with him from his roof. As they watched they realized s

One of the themes that I saw that “we are too quick to blame our actions on something/someone else”. I noticed that a lot of people in The Age Of Miracles were blaming their actions on the slowing. For example; Julia tried to blame her father cheating on her mother on the fact that the slowing was affecting people in weird ways. Julia was continually blaming the slowing for everything when the only thing it could really be blamed for was the gravity sickness. In the same way, we blame our actions on whoever or whatever we can to get the blame off of us.

In the book, Julia mentions how the real-timers are segregated from those on the 24 hour system. People were sabotaging the real timers until they left to move to a real-timer community. Julia states that “The damage however was limited to just three homes: the Kaplans’, Tom and Carlotta’s, and Sylvia’s. It was no accident. The real-timers had been targeted”. The real-timers were separating themselves too. Chip said “We’re the realists you're the dreamers” like


In the book Julia states that “Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It’s possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt it very much”. In my opinion, the slowing did have something to do with the way people acted but probably not in the way you are thinking. I think that since the “end of the world” was coming, people started doing crazy things that they would not have done before. They were either panicking or were like “the worlds ending so it won’t matter if I do this anyway”.

One of the themes that I saw that “we are too quick to blame our actions on something/someone else”. I noticed that a lot of people in The Age Of Miracles were blaming their actions on the slowing. For example; Julia tried to blame her father cheating on her mother on the fact that the slowing was affecting people in weird ways. Julia was continually blaming the slowing for everything when the only thing it could really be blamed for was the gravity sickness. In the same way, we blame our actions on whoever or whatever we can to get the blame off of us.

 

In the book, Julia mentions how the real-timers are segregated from those on the 24 hour system. People were sabotaging the real timers until they left to move to a real-timer community. Julia states that “The damage however was limited to just three homes: the Kaplans’, Tom and Carlotta’s, and Sylvia’s. It was no accident. The real-timers had been targeted”. The real-timers were separating themselves too. Chip said “We’re the realists you're the dreamers” like


In the book Julia states that “Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It’s possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt it very much”. In my opinion, the slowing did have something to do with the way people acted but probably not in the way you are thinking. I think that since the “end of the world” was coming, people started doing crazy things that they would not have done before. They were either panicking or were like “the worlds ending so it won’t matter if I do this anyway”.

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