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as a rat (King 31). Flagg squeezes the spider to death and mixes the deadly insides with a glass of brandy, something that Sasha drinks a glass of each night to help her sleep. Flagg rings for a servant to come and take the glass to her. Sasha never finds out how close to death she came that night (King 33). Another example is the mouse Flagg uses to set up Peter. Flagg is a very powerful magician. With this knowledge, no one would question Flagg?s abilities to place Dragon Sand, the most deadly substance of the time, into a box that he stole from Peter long ago and hide the box, along with a cursed mouse, into a secret place that, allegedly, only Peter knows about. Because the evidence of the crime is found in a place that only Peter knows about, people begin to see a murderer?s

face behind a mask of affection and respect (King 116). Peter is then tried before a jury and taken to the top of the needle where he is to spend the rest of his life. The reader is introduced to the dragon at the beginning of the novel when King Roland and others are hunting and ire-breathing creature. The young dragon is killed when the brave King nocks his arrow, draws, and fires. Roland makes a direct hit in the spot under the dragon?s throat where it takes in air to create fire (King 13). The dragon dies immediately. Otherwise called the Niner, the dragon?s head is hung up in King Roland?s sitting room along with the head of every other animal in which the King had considered worth keeping (King 92). The dragon?s head is a major secret of the castle. Flagg, being the

magician he is, knows most secrets of the castle (No one, not even he, know all of them) (King 81) . Flagg, after Thomas has a bad day at a luncheon with his father, shows the secrets to Thomas, for he has a feeling it may lead to mischief. This turns out to be true. The secret is this: After one is led through a maze of corridors and through the ?dim? door, he must press a certain stone in order to access the passageway that is revealed after the click is heard (King 89). At the end of the passageway, there are two little panels. After sliding these panels, one find himself behind the Niner and will discover that he can see directly through the dragon?s eyes. Though heeding Flagg?s advice not to go too often, Thomas is watching the night in which Flagg poisons King Roland. But

after Thomas is declared King, and years of dealing with terrible nightmares, Thomas discovers one thing: guilt and secrets, like murdered bones, never rest easy (King 167) . Stated in this collection of ideas is that the role of the animals in The Eyes of the Dragon is a supreme and dignified part of the novel. The reader must reread the novel for any further confirmation. In conclusion, one can now acknowledge that animals? effect on how something takes place is important to everyday living as well as important to the world of literature. Written by Michael Peebles in Hoover,AL contact at: