Thoughts on The Speaker For The Dead

As I continue reading the book I find out that the Piggies (the name given the aliens) saw their act of murder a different way than we do. In fact they do not see it as killing but as an act of honor . The Piggies did what they do to their most honored members they called it planting. The Piggies when they are “killed” they are buried in the ground with the sprout of a tree, and the piggies “spirit” goes in the tree and lives a Third life (as the Piggies call it.)

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