Interestingly, as I completed this X-ray, I found that it was untrue to the Lady Corongi of the final pages of the novel because by that time, all of her secrets had been exposed. This made me think that this exercise could be broken into two parts. X-rays could be drawn up partway through a reading of Seraphina, and later revisited in order to add notes and revise (or move) the hidden elements. No matter how you approach this type of exercise, it will definitely get one thinking about the evolution of a character, as well as that of the plot. The case of Lady Corongi was a particularly fun one to explore because its analysis highlights the plot’s most unexpected twist.
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