Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
Books If You’re in the Mood For: Mentor/Pupil Dynamics
This week’s theme centers around featuring “books if you’re in the mood for X”. Since most mentor-to-pupil moments hit me right in the feels, bam, that’s my topic.
Many of these choices you’ve seen before but I’ll try to shine a different light on each. You know…satire and stuff.
This one’s a bit of a throwaway but there are so many old mentor-y feels that I guess just had to be included. Raise your wands, Potterheads.
Orphan gets adopted and is taught the ways to be an apothecary. Suddenly the feeling of belonging.
Much like how Harry Potter would be dead with his close friends, surely these hobbits would slow roastin’ on the fire pit for not the wizardry ways of Gandalf and co. You shall not pass, indeed.
An ancient tree. A young boy. A crying reader.
If your community is going to the shits, befriend the senile old survivalist. They’re probably keeping you alive so they can devour your youth–wait, what?
Maybe I just didn’t notice it but was Mare ever grateful of the list she received from Julian? Probably not.
Sure Katniss, don’t thank Haymitch for putting down his swig and evolving into a door-to-door salesman to get those salves and food for you. No worries. You wouldn’t be dead or anything.
Sorry but nothing you do will ever impress Baghra.
This one’s to all those who’ve finished or are currently reading A Gathering of Shadows–Master Tieren will pretend he can’t see your feels.
This is more of a television choice (as I probably won’t read the books) but in yesterday’s episode of The Magicians, some of my favourite parts of the episode featured Mayakovsky and his weird way of teaching (like when he flicked droplets of vodka at Quentin LOLOLOL).
All fun aside, we ought to remember those individuals who–good or bad–have shaped us to who we are.
Who are some of your favourite mentors in books that inspire the protagonist?