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In chapter 2 of the Keeper of the Isis Light, why was Olwen so excited and and nervous...

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imnoemokid | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 22, 2007 at 5:34 PM via web

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In chapter 2 of the Keeper of the Isis Light, why was Olwen so excited and and nervous about meeting Captain Jonas Tryon?

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sullymonster | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 22, 2007 at 9:52 PM (Answer #1)

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Olwen has been living in near isolation on this planet.  She has thought of it only as her planet.  She has not interacted with other people, only the Guardian.  Therefore, she is incredibly nervous about the arrival of the newcomers, and nervous that their leader, the Captain, might try to exercise control over the situation.  However, because she has a natural curiosity and has been so alone, she is excited to meet the Captain and his people, to learn about other areas and - most of all - to show off her planet to them.  She believes that the her job is to keep the planet safe for others to visit. 

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