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  • Terry Pratchett's The Wee Free Men

    When a person thinks, sometimes he or she does not always catch on to all that is presented the first time. This is what Terry Pratchett terms “First Thoughts” in his book, The Wee Free Men. First Thoughts are the thoughts initially had, whereas Second Thoughts are the thoughts that have been analyzed and looked over again. In The Wee Free Men, the main character, Tiffany, wants to become a witch and has a certain set of ideas about what a witch’s duties are. The ideas she has are her First Thoughts on what a witch is and does. Tiffany goes on an adventure to save her brother Wentworth, an adventure that can fit in to Joseph Campbell’s Hero Cycle upon further analysis. As the events in Tiffany’s Hero Cycle unfold, we see how she develops her ideas and thoughts of being a witch and of a witch’s duties through her adventure to save Wentworth. When Tiffany begins her Hero Cycle, she thinks that being a witch will be easy, such as using magic whenever she wants for whatever she wants or that she can just change things immediately in her home on the Chalk by being a witch. Tiffany sets on this path of belief when she knocks the monster Jenny Green-Teeth with a frying pan. The monster in the stream is the equivalent of Tiffany’s Call to Adventure; she wants to learn more about what the strange creature is and seeks out information from Miss Tick, a witch who is passing herself off as a teacher. The monster also reflects what Tiffany’s beginning views of being a witch are…

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  • Role Of Evil In Macbeth

    ‘Macbeth and Lady Macbeth commit monstrous acts, but they are not monsters. Discuss.’ ‘Fate’ and ‘Ambition’ are the two keys components that drive the play Macbeth forward. In terms of plot and characterization, the two powerful characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth take fate into their hands to reach towards their goals which lead to a series of misfortunes and sins which turns them from an ambitious person into a monster. The play starts with the three witches quoting, ‘Fair is foul, and foul…

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  • Theme Of Deception In Macbeth

    Throughout the play of Macbeth written by William Shakespeare, things always have a twist to them. Deception, which is defined as “the act of tricking someone by telling them something that is not true”, can be seen in the play through the main characters of deception, which are Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and the witches. Women characters are portrayed as manipulative and deceiving characters throughout the play. In the very first scene, it begins with the witches saying “Fair is foul, and foul is…

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  • Feminism In Hermione Granger

    actively trying to be motherly, she is trying to do what is morally right and to urge the boys not to lose points for Gryffindor. Hidalgo goes as far as to say “Hermione’s most important mothering support is not intellectual but emotional. Observant and intuitive…Hermione is able to provide (Harry) with the advice and support he needs to hear at particularly trying times” (83). This further proves the point that Hermione is not necessarily acting as a mother, but as an involved and caring…

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