The first time I read the Wheel of Time I was 12. I'm going for a reread over ten years later and I'm picking up on all sorts of interesting things now. First: holy cow, these are babies. Teeny tiny babies. They're barely old enough to be in college and ought to be protected at all costs. I think I related (and still relate) to Nynaeve so much because of her pain. It's clearer now that she's a) an orphan, oh my goodness b) clearly not coped very well with the loss of her parents c) she's even more of a BAMF than I recall. Third: why is manogamy a thing in Randland? Why does Rand - at least currently in the GH - feel like he shouldn't be sleeping with someone unless he's married? It seems like a pretty Diest culture across the continent except perhaps in Amadicia, but I don't see how or why this became a cultural norm.