Question about Andy's motivation

  • This message board permanently closed on June 30th, 2020 at 4PM EDT and is no longer accepting new members.


The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
Cambridge, Ohio
I'm rereading the Tower series right now, and just finished (refinished?) Wolves. I think I missed something: why did Andy alert the Calla folken to the Wolves' impending visit, even telling them the date of arrival? I can't imagine any reason, and I can't find one in the book.
....think about the betrayals he was involved with, his "warning" was just a smokescreen.....

Bobby Sawyer

Oct 22, 2018
New Jersey
My bigger issue is to why they dont fear Andy knowing the wolves are coming. How the folken didnt mark him as part of it is hard for me to buy into.

As for why he fortold of their coming it was probably just provide them with a reason to listen to him. He spends most of the story being told to shut up as he wants to blather on and on and tell horoscopes. He is vain and smugg and likes the attention.

Drawn to Ka-tet

Well-Known Member
Mar 15, 2007
New Hampshire
Andy is what we would call today, an AI. He's learned to be vain and smug. In my opinion, the folk of the Calla are written to be innocent, naive and trusting. They have learned from bad experiences, but not enough to question Andy, "Why do you know this? How do you know this?" They accept whatever he says.
Do you think people in the real world behave the same way? I do. I see people who accept anything they are told without question. It's a scary child-like way to live. I think we should question everything and accept nothing without proof. Of course, that is my opinion and others are welcome to theirs.