Themes In Rick Yancey's The Infinite Sea

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The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey contains a multitude of settings. Some of the settings are important to the plot and some are unimportant and added into the book exclusively for visualization purposes. A few major settings of the book would be: the unofficially titled ‘Walker Hotel,’ the forest with the Silencer and Grace’s house. To begin, the hotel that the crippled survivors reside in after Camp Haven’s implosion is important to the plot because it is where they recuperate and hide from the Others for a substantial portion of the book. The hotel is abandoned, looted, dark and unbearably cold. Outside of the hotel, snow litters the ground and wind overwhelms anyone who steps outside. “I hear it in the wind’s icy fingers scratching against…show more content…
Grace is a Silencer, a human controlled by an Other that kills survivors, and her house is stocked with supplies that the squad of survivors desperately need. Quite the contrary to the forest that Ringer is attacked in, Grace’s house resembles safety masked by danger. It is the promised land for the survivors, but it comes with one flaw: it is a Silencer’s home and it is a Silencer’s job to kill any survivors of the Others’ premeditated attacks. Just one Silencer could take out five fully armed people with their bare hands, and the ragtag squad of weary and broken survivors was no match against a threat such as Grace. However, when the renegade Silencer, Evan shows up at the hotel, the team finally has a chance at making it to their promised land. Food, water, weapons, ammunition, and protection from both the Others and the harsh winter is exactly what they need and Evan is the one who can bring them there. It is secluded and the Others would never even has an inkling that any survivors to be residing in a Silencer’s base of operations. “There’s food and water and plenty of supplies to last through the winter… You’ll be safe there, Cassie” (Yancey 171). Their promised land would not be easy to get to, however. Ringer is still gone and Teacup is missing, Ben is weak and could die on the journey, Evan is nearly dead and cannot walk, yet is the only one who can kill Grace, and the Others are looking…show more content…
In The Infinite Sea, settings such as: The hotel, the forest and Grace’s house are perfect examples of how settings are important to the creation to a story. These three settings help develop the characters, create conflicts, and affect the decisions made by the
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