Was Bluestar Right to Give Away her kits? by Ferretpaw

Ferretpaw wonders if Bluestar made the right choice with her kits.

Art by Twilight (tumblr: twilights-800-cats)

Bluestar many people love this character(including myself.) Anyone is the clans should here about her. It was very sad to see her go. But was it right to give away her kits in order to gain power? Yes-the way I said makes Bluestar seem like the worst; maybe I should rephrase that- Was it right to give away her kits in order to become deputy? That phrase mellows it out a bit, but is that the true way to say it? She wanted to become leader, so she had to give away her kits. This sounds somewhat like Tigerstar, doing anything to become deputy. The only thing different…. is that Bluestar felt bad afterward. She felt regret for her WHOLE life. Feeling bad that Mosskit died, missing her kits, and feeling bad that they didn’t know her. She was remorseful and regretful, she never really lived her life fully. She loved her clan, but she loved her kits more.

How are Bluestar and Leafpool are alike and different? Well both had to make a sacrifice for their clan. Bluestar wanted to be leader, and Leafpool wanted to continue being medic. Leafpool felt regret and missed their kits. A difference is that Bluestar only saw her kits at gatherings, and Leafpool saw them all the time. I think it would be harder for Leafpool because she would constantly see them and wish they knew. Another difference is that Bluestar’s kin never knew about her until she passed away; Leafpool’s kits on the other hand figured out before she passed away.

More about her and Tigerstar… Yes Tigerstar never gave away his kits, but he did do many things to become leader. Bluestar did give away her kits to become leader though, it seems she wanted to become leader very badly. As I said before, Bluestar felt remorse for giving away her kits. She also didn’t do as many drastic things as Tigerstar.

Bluestar was a great leader despite her flaws, and unlike Tigerstar felt remorse for things she had done. She leaded her clan to victory, and peace. Bluestar is truly someone to remember.

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Turtle: Rainflower Despiser! (Turtlepaw🐢🐢🐢)
Turtle: Rainflower Despiser! (Turtlepaw🐢🐢🐢)
January 14, 2021 1:57 pm

I love Bluestar! I think she was right to give away her kits. She did it for the good of the Clan.
And He Runs

Springtail
Springtail
January 14, 2021 2:19 pm

Yeah! and also the other choice for deputy was thistleclaw and he would coat the forest in blood

Maplepaw/spot *formerly waterwish *
Maplepaw/spot *formerly waterwish *
January 14, 2021 2:24 pm

first! haha! great article, but is it right for bleustar to give away her kits…? it was never really said in this article, but it was awesomen(correction:
pawesome)

mellowix
mellowix
January 14, 2021 2:37 pm

Personally, I think the issue isn’t that Bluestar gave up her kits – There Parents will be unable to raise their children, it’ll happen sometimes. My main problem lies in Bluestar’s unnecessarily extreme methods. There were serval more obvious, easy and reasonable ways Bluestar could’ve of gone about it:
1)Getting another Queen to adopt her litter.
2) Tell Sunstar her concerns and dreams about Thistleclaw.
3) Became like Squirrelflight/Leafstar, leave the Nursery for warrior duties and return when the kits need their mother.

But regardless of all this, it is a simple fact that, that any adult, parent or stranger: Don’t sneak young children out of their warm shelter and into a blizzard. She intentionally made them go into a situation that could’ve of been feral. Though it was Goosefeather who pressured Bluestar to move her kits to Riverclan specifically. On top of that, he was too lazy to offer his help, so he’s partly to blame. However, Bluestar still made her own chooses: Such as not asking for Goosefeather’s aid, when another adult would’ve of made all the difference. Or to travel on the very night with a blizzard. She wasn’t being chased by an animal – Bluestar could’ve of waited another day for the weather to ease, yet didn’t.

So with all that, I do blame Bluestar for Mosskit’s death, it was unnecessary and a lot of it was down to her own recklessness. If she was a real person, she’d be in prison for voluntary manslaughter for pulling that stunt. Then while we’re at it, Goosefeather would be charged as well for inciting it.

Fallenfeather08
Fallenfeather
January 14, 2021 2:43 pm

I know how Bluestar and Tigerclaw were different. Bluestar only wanted to be deputy to save her clan from gaining a evil leader, Thistleclaw. She would never have given up her kits if she did not have visions of Thistleclaw destroying ThunderClan. Tigerclaw only wanted to be deputy so he could prove he was better than everyone else. He was selfish!! While, Bluestar was selfless.

💙 Coldheart 💙
💙 Coldheart 💙
January 14, 2021 3:39 pm

Bluestar gave up her kits for a reason, for her Clan, and for the cats of the forest. She did the right, but painful thing. Nice article!

Frostwhisker (Frost Melting under Pile of Work)
Frostwhisker (Frost Melting under Pile of Work)
January 14, 2021 4:23 pm

This is a great article and I loved the comparison between Bluestar and Leafpool. I think, although it made her sad, it has the right choice for the clan.

Mint Leaf That Dances In The Wind (Mintpaw)
Mint Leaf That Dances In The Wind (Mintpaw)
January 14, 2021 6:10 pm

IF Snowfur was still alive, Bluestar would have gaven them to her.

Shimmers (Shimmerpaw/storm)
Shimmers (Shimmerpaw/storm)
January 14, 2021 9:21 pm

I sort of agree with both sides of this argument.

Reasons for Bluestar to keep her kits:

  • She could have had some other queen care for her kits when she had her deputy duties, so there was no need to give them away.
  • Someone else mentioned about telling Sunstar her fears about Thistleclaw and I agree with that, but I think maybe tell someone who might understand more about visions and dreams and things first, but is respected by the Clan (read: NOT Goosefeather). Maybe Featherwisker?

Reasons for Bluestar to give them away:

  • Thistleclaw as leader would be very bad, and Bluestar thinks that she can’t be the deputy if she has kits.
  • Bluestar would have eventually had to tell the Clan that they were Oakheart’s kits, not Thrushpelts, but it probably would have been worse if they were in TunderClan at the time. I mean, even though the Clan was angry that Mistystar and Stonefur were Bluestar’s kits they would have driven out Mistystar and Stonefur and it would be harder for them to be accepted into RiverClan.
  • Mistystar wouldn’t have become RiverClan’s leader if she had lived in ThunderClan.
Stormpaw (Stormi)
Stormpaw (Stormi)
January 14, 2021 10:52 pm

Neither Bluestar or Leafpool did anything wrong! If Leafpool had stopped being a medicine cat to nurse a litter of kits, then the clan would have been left with no medicine cat what-so-ever since she was the only one. And if Bluestar had continued taking care of her kits, then Thistleclaw would have become deputy and eventually leader, and the clan would have suffered under his leadership.

Briarpaw
Briarpaw
January 15, 2021 2:01 am

She was right, in a way, to give up her kits. It was for the good of the Clan, and like Fireheart said, she always put her Clan first.
She’d seen Thistleclaw since kithood, and she knew Thistlestar wouldn’t work that nicely, and Sunstar would use up all his lives before Thistleclaw died, probably.
Bluestar wanted to keep her Clan safe, and she did the possible best thing.
I don’t think she just simply WANTED to be leader, neither did Leafpool. They weren’t “selfish” in that way, they just saw that they were needed in their Clan.
Nice article 🙂

Sunnyslip
Sunnyslip
January 15, 2021 8:51 am

I really like Bluestar! Great article!!!

Dewfrost
Dewfrost
January 20, 2021 5:07 pm

I’m actually a little confused about something – even though Bluestar gave away her kits, why didn’t Sunstar choose Thistleclaw?

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