Inan feels Zélie’s pain sharply, causing him to question his father again. Zélie says that the only possible salvation from tyranny is the redistribution of power. As she walks away, Inan realizes he will never truly understand her pain.
The empathy that Inan feels because of his magic connection with Zélie gives him a new perspective on his father, showing him that his father may not by the just ruler Inan imagines him to be. Zélie sees that the only way to combat oppression is by abolishing the massive power imbalance that Saran has created.