Hawking wonders if Bluestar had to give up her kits after all.
Calling all warriors! Today we are debating if Bluestar should have given up her kits. Before I begin, I would like to say that this is entirely opinionated. But without further ado, let’s rant!
I personally think that Bluestar didn’t need to give up her kits. It was entirely irrational and based off of Goosefeathers’ stupid prophecy. But we’ll get into that later. Now you get to hear my reasoning.
Reason #1: The Insane Prophecy
I do understand that Bluestar’s prophecy was the main topic of the book, but was it entirely reliable? I think not. Goosefeather was immediately portrayed as an old lunatic from the start to the end. His clanmates were always mentioning how unreliable his prophecies were. The first major prophecy he made led to a lost battle and the death of a precious clanmate, Moonflower. Goosefeather has NEVER been reliable at ALL! But I digress. Either way, who’s to say that Bluestar’s illustrious prophecy was true in the first place? It might have just been by chance that she became leader. The poor kits could have stayed in Thunderclan.
Reason #2: Irrational Decisions
Don’t get me wrong, Bluestar is awesome, but she made several irrational decisions in her lifetime. She even went mentally insane during her last moons! So because she believed in a dumb prophecy, she thought that she had to become leader. And apparently to become leader, she couldn’t keep her kits. She wasn’t even appointed as deputy until several moons later! Her kits would have been apprenticed by then. And scientifically speaking, she had led her kits into a death trap. If this wasn’t a fictional book, Stonekit and Mistykit would have died along with Mosskit. So she was giving her own kits to Starclan. And the worst part: She did this knowing that her kits could have died, and it could have easily turned into a Mapleshade situation. And speaking of irrational decisions, was Bluestar really dumb enough to believe that Sunstar was so stupid and irrational that he would pick somebody as violent as Thistleclaw to guide his clan? And that brings us to our final reason, my friends!
Reason #3: Sunstar’s Wisdom
If Bluestar really respected and trusted her leader, she quite obviously supported him. Would she support a leader who believed that her enemy would make a good deputy? Obviously not!