Wrenkit proposes why Mapleshade’s actions was reasonable.
Hey BlogClan! It’s Wrenkit here with an another article! This time, it’s about a popular topic: Mapleshade. I think that she killed Ravenwing, Frecklewish, and Appledusk had a lot of reasoning.
First, they and Oakstar were the whole beginning of her revenge. If Ravenwing hadn’t told the Clan about the kits’ half-RiverClan blood; Oakstar hadn’t driven Mapleshade and her kits out in a storm; Frecklewish had not let Patchkit, Petalkit, and Larchkit drown; and Applebutt hadn’t taken another mate and made her leave RiverClan, all would be well. I mean, I understand Ravenwing and Appledusk didn’t really do much: Ravenwing didn’t know Oakstar would drive them out right away and as medicine cat,he had every right to tell his Clan; and Appledusk was just trying to prove his loyalty by turning Mapleshade away. But Appledusk can’t just abondon his mate like they never knew each other and take another one! The big problems are Oakstar and Frecklewish. They both broke a very important rule in the Warrior Code: they let kits die! Oakstar could have driven Mapleshade away, sure, she was mates with a RiverClan cat who ThunderClan thought had killed two cats, but the kits’ have nothing to do with it! Even worse, he exhiled them during a storm. Oakstar could’ve at least waited until it was over. And Frecklewish saw the kits drowning in the river. She could have tried to save them. But what did she do? Nothing!
Mapleshade heard Larchkit, Petalkit, and Larchkit crying out for help. She knew her kits were trapped from getting to StarClan. The only way to free them was to get revenge. So she did that. With the the deaths of her victoms, Mapleshade’s kits for to StarClan. She was a mother, and she had every right to kill to make her kits happy and safe. If you were a parent, wouldn’t you do what you could for your kits, when you knew the solution? Wouldn’t you want them nest life for them?
All in all, I think Mapleshade had enough logic and reason to do what she did. Goodbye and may StarClan light your path, always!