Bluestar: Tale and Defense by Sorrelpaw

Sorrelpaw shares their opinion on one of the most well-known of ThunderClan leaders, Bluestar.

Official artwork by Wayne McLoughlin

Who was Bluestar? She was the eager young kit who wanted to become to best she could, she was the determined young apprentice who went into WindClan to raid, she was the broken warrior who mourned for both mother and sister, she was the leader who lost faith in her ancestors, but she was also one of the most noble leaders of all time.

Yesterday, I was asking my friend Sizzlepaw on his opinion about Bluestar. He immediately said, “I hate her! She’s a terrible old leader. I don’t see why you feel so great about her.” He did not like Bluestar, and when I asked him why, he said that because of when Bluestar sank into depression and faithlessness, she accused Fireheart for being disloyal and talked about him, saying “A traitor leading a Clan of traitors.” and she completely lost faith in StarClan.

Okay, that’s very true, and to anyone who didn’t really know her, it would seem that she was a terrible leader, becoming enlightened only when she was rescued by her children. Now, re-read that sentence. “it would seem that she was a terrible leader, becoming enlightened only when she was rescued by her children.”

Becoming enlightened only when she was rescued by her children.

This is the main reason why I’ve always liked Bluestar. I believe that she only went ‘crazy’ because she couldn’t see her children anymore, and that she missed Mosskit. Think: ever since she was young, Stormtail had kind of ignored her. And then Moonflower, her mother, died, followed by Snowfur. She suffered so much losses! But then she found Oakheart, and she felt glad and overjoyed. THe night they spent at Fourtrees was amazing, it was one of my favorite scenes. But then, her dead kin appeared on the Great Rock, and she knew she couldn’t keep meeting with Oakheart. So she left him heartbroken and went back to her own Clan.

But soon afterwards, she discovered she had kits. And they were Oakheart’s. She loved the kits, she really did. She did not want to give them away. “I will love you forever, my precious kits. Thank you for spending this moon with me.” –Bluestar’s Prophecy, Page 483. But she knew she had to. She gave up so much for her Clan! And Mosskit died. Another life to grieve for. Bluestar suffered so much. But she led her Clan well.

She gave up her kits, her most beloved kits, just to protect her Clan. Nobody could ask for a better leader. Yes, she sank into faithlessness, but that was only to be expected. StarClan had taken away so much of the cats she loved, they had taken away two loyal deputies Lionheart and Redtail. You would’ve thought that after taking away so many cats whom Bluestar had loved and trusted they would have warned her of Tigerstar’s treachery.

But no, they didn’t!!!!!!!!!!!! It was natural for Bluezar (super-typo) to feel hostile towards them.

I feel like I should’ve made this longer. But I’m out of time.

So bye!!

  23 Replies to “Bluestar: Tale and Defense by Sorrelpaw”

  1. All Spark wants for Christmas is a New Front Tooth (Sparktooth :P)
    December 1, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    I totally agree!! I’ve always thought Bluestar had a rough life, loosing almost everyone she cared about most. It would make sense why she would be a little depressed and confused. And she is NOT a drama queen people, if your mother or sister died, how would you react to it?

  2. Asterstorm
    December 1, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    The article is well-written! I’m also a fan of Bluestar💙.

    !!Running for senior warrior!!

  3. December 1, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I knew this, but I still never really liked her. I don’t HATE her, but I don’t like her. She was a whiny apprentice, moping about their mother’s death when Snowpaw did the responsible thing and moved on so she could contribute to the clan. And sure, it’s fine to grieve, but you need to know when you need to suck it up. You can always, always mourn them in your free time, but when your clan needs you, you have to stop. And yes, I can see why she lost faith, but again, simply continue leading your clan. She gave up her kits (Mosskit died), so that she was eligible to become leader. Yet, when she was leader, she went insane. She shut out her clan, and basically gave Fireheart temporary leadership. What I’m trying to say, is that. It’s okay to mourn and grieve, but when your clanmates depend on you, you need to take responsibility and be stronger.

    I’m never really going to like Bluestar, ever. But this article was well written. Congratulations, it’s amazing! C:

    May Starclan light your path!

    • Jayfrost
      December 1, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      I get that argument after she’s an adult and is the one who chose to take on the responsibility of being strong for her Clan, but when she was an apprentice… why is it a child’s responsibility to be strong and stop mourning her mother, rather than her family’s responsibility to try to understand her and help her through her grief? I always felt so frustrated on Bluestar’s behalf when she was mourning in her SE, especially when she was young. It may be my habit of over-emphasizing with POV characters even if there’s indications that they’re not totally reliable narrators, but I always felt like cats weren’t taking the time to listen to Bluestar and actually let her work out her grief and feel betrayed and hurt that her love ones were taken from her.

      BlogTeam Administrator, Deputy

      • Blue Christmas Lights
        December 1, 2017 at 10:46 pm

        I agree! (Obviously 😛 )

        Are you a fan of Bluestar Jayfrost?

        ReginaXRobin Forever

        • Jay Frost Nipping at Your Nose
          Jay Frost Nipping at Your Nose
          December 2, 2017 at 2:18 am

          I am. 🙂 I don’t entirely condone all of her actions, but I do like her, yes. ^^

          BlogTeam Administrator, Deputy

      • Sky
        December 2, 2017 at 2:38 am

        I agree. Snowfur shunned her and her father totally just moved on. No one listened to her.

        2019, here I come!

  4. A Snowy Owl Ornament On A Tiny Christmas Tree (Owlfeather)
    December 2, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Really great article! I totally agree with you!

    Don't judge me


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