From the fabulous the-amor-deliria-nervosa on tumblr.
Hi there! Are you getting excited for Requiem? Do you love pulling books apart to find foreshadowing and deeper meaning? Well, I’ve got a post for you! Below I have compiled some quotes from Delirium and Pandemonium, courtesy of Goodreads.com. After each quote, I’ve added a bit of my own speculation about what the quote could mean. Please add your thoughts and arguments in the comments!
Case for Lena and Julian
“You came from different starts and you’ll come to different ends.” -Delirium, Lauren Oliver
Since Lena said this in Delirium, which focused on her relationship with Alex, you could interpret this as a hint that Lena and Alex will go their separate ways at the end.
“The past is nothing but a weight. It will build inside of you like a stone.” -Delirium, Lauren Oliver
If Lena and Alex’s history is nothing but a weight, is that really something she wants to resurrect? Maybe being with Julian would be easier on her heart.
“That’s when you really lose people, you know.When the pain passes.” -Delirium, Lauren Oliver
Has Lena already lost Alex, since, believing Alex is dead, she started to love Julian?
“I need him to know that I came for him. I need him to know that somehow, at some point in the tunnels, I began to love him.” -Pandemonium, Lauren Oliver
There is no denying that Lena loves Julian strongly. What we’ll find out in Requiem is which love is stronger: her love for Alex or her love for Julian.
Case for Lena and Alex
From uncuredsympathizer on Tumblr. I very much love this!
This month’s 37 Brooks Street discussion will focus around The Disease and Cure!
I am sure everyone here has a opinion on the subject, but lets take a moment to place ourselves within this world. Where as children we are brought up fearing love. No doubt if we had lived within this world we would have been just like Lena at the start of Delirium, counting down the days to our procedure. Or would you have been a bit more like Hana? Wanting that last fling of fun, as an act of rebellion before you settled down to your predefined fate!
Then we have the anomalies, where the cure didn’t quite work right, or we only know of the one, Lena’s mother, where the cure failed to work on her several times! This is a whole other debate in itself but could she be the answer to the uncure of the cure?
So let us know your thoughts on Love as a disease and the thought of living in a world where you would never have the fear of having your heart broken, where your partner would be chosen for you, and your choices were not your own. Comment bellow!
This a simple creation, but says a lot. The best part is the bright red heart, a symbol of love. With all of the focus going straight to that, it’s very clear what they cannot take, no need to spell it out.
Major props to Fallennightraven on DeviantArt for this piece!
Here’s another fan creation for you!
Credit for this goes to S-k-e-t-c-h-e-d on DeviantArt
Could you imagine a world where signs like this are posted through out the town? And just who do you think are more likely to take the DFA up on their $500 reward? The Cured or the yet to be Cured youth? I guess anyone who fears the deliria would, as a public service, of course. Thank goodness for The Resistance!!
In the world of Delirium we would see something like this, wouldn’t we? To imagine the U.S Department of Homeland Security using their resources this way seems unfathomable. We’re lucky to not live in this world, where not only is love a disease, but public enemy number one.
This was found on Deliriously Falling!