Vita Nostra Q3: Sasha and Kostya (etc)
Sasha is the main figure in the story, but Kostya accompanies her on the journey. Did you think these characters were well-drawn and believable? Did they act in mostly appropriate ways?
Sasha changed in many ways. She started off homesick but eventually became desperate to return to the Institute. She became powerful. She learnt that her powers exceeded her control. She learnt to ask for and accept help. She learnt to help others (Kostya) and when she couldn't (Yegor). She learnt to accept instruction, and later to forge her own path. Kostya goes through his own journey, including love and marriage.
How do their two journeys relate? And why were they not allowed to consummate their romance?
What about the other characters in the book? Were they believable, acting in appropriate ways?