Use of proverbs in Dawn of Purple and Gray

dawn - proverbsI chose the proverb “Judge a man by his deeds, not his weeds” for the banner because it underlines a lot of what the protagonist, Shael, and other characters face. In Dawn of Purple and Gray, prejudice results from hearsay as well as from physical appearance. This proverb is just one that Shael remembers her mum saying, and these sayings come to Shael’s mind in times of difficulty.

Inventing proverbs for the novel was fun. A couple of others that appear in the trilogy are: “You can’t make a stew without killing a rabbit” and “Brandish a sword, die by a dagger.” I’ll leave it up to you to decide what those two could be referring to!

 

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