What is a good quote about Kalua in Sea of Poppies?

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In my opinion, there is one quote that is a summation of the book as whole and rises over all of the others.  The quote is as follows:

Tonight her eyes dropped instead to the tiny sphere she was holding between her thumb and forefinger. She looked at the seed...

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In my opinion, there is one quote that is a summation of the book as whole and rises over all of the others.  The quote is as follows:

Tonight her eyes dropped instead to the tiny sphere she was holding between her thumb and forefinger. She looked at the seed as if she had never seen one before, and suddenly she knew that it was not the planet above that governed her life: it was this minuscule orb - at once bountiful and all-devouring, merciful and destructive, sustaining and vengeful. This was her Shani, her Saturn.

This quote, of course, is about the power of the seed from the poppy plant.  It is the main resource used to make opium in the large opium factories in the country in question.  Here, the character marvels about the power far away in the heavens vs. the power here in her hand.  She realizes that the power here in her hand (the minuscule poppy seed) overrules the power in the heavens due to the list of qualities at the end "all-devouring, merciful ... destructive, sustaining and vengeful."  These are all qualities that can be attributed to the grandiose effects of opium that many of the people long for and, as a result, supply and demand called for the creation of these opium factories.

As you can see, it doesn't matter which character examines the seed here, what matters is the truth found within it:  the great power in the poppy seed that, in some form, controls each character in the book.  Kahlua is just one of the many low-caste characters that is affected greatly by the power found within this seed.

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