Binti Question 3 - Math
Binti is, like her mother and father, a mathematical genius, and 'trees' mathematically, using math to induce a zen-like meditative state. This doesn't sound too off for me - I have a close friend who dreams entirely in numbers - but what did you think encountering it? Binti is a 'Master Harmonizer' like her father, with an ability to bring two disparate things into harmony, which she does through numbers. This is the key to creating astrolabes, which Binti's father sells to the Khoush. Is understanding numerical relations being the key to everything an interesting choice? Mwinyi is also a Master Harmonizer, but does not use mathematics - and instead communicates to people. Is this an intersting variation? Does it make sense within the book?