Posted on April 27, by Scott Alexander I. I read it anyway on the advice of people who kept telling me it explains everything about America. And it sort of does. Different parts of the country were settled by very different groups of Englishmen with different regional backgrounds, religions, social classes, and philosophies.
Of course, there are some events thrown in there, too, and here they are: In the introduction, our narrator tells us that witches are real.
More importantly, they hate children. But fear not, Shmoop readers, our narrator is going to give us a few helpful hints on how to recognize these deadly creatures. Through a dialogue between our narrator and his rather portly grandmother, we learn all about witches: Sure enough, before he can say grobblesquirt, our narrator has a run-in with a witch at his house.
By something, we mean the narrator: After a brief Grandmamma-is-sick-and-actually-quite-old scare, our narrator and his grandma decide to take a vacation, and they head for a stay at a giant, beachfront hotel — not too shabby.
They also bring along the white mice that Grandmamma bought for her grandson. While training his mice for the circus naturallyour narrator accidentally finds himself right smack in the middle of the annual meeting of witches.
Their leader, The Grand High Witch, and the rest of the witches, take off their disguises and are frighteningly ugly. Our narrator hears these ladies if we dare call them that talking about their plan to turn all the children in England into mice using a magical witch formula. He even watches another young boy, Bruno, get transformed into a mouse, right before his very eyes.
Unfortunately, our narrator has the same fate as little Bruno. The witches smell him out and, in the blink of an eye, turn him right into a mouse.
Together, they decide they will get revenge on the mean, old witches. And do they ever: Back in the dining room, all the witches turn into mice and proceed to be stepped on, kicked, and squashed to death with frying pans. Back at home, our narrator really has no complaints about his new life as a mouse.
They hatch a plan to track down every last witch and turn each one into a mouse. The two adventurers head out on their way, ready for the challenge ahead of them.The Witches is a children's fantasy novel by the British writer Roald Dahl.
The story is set partly in Norway and partly in the United Kingdom, and features the experiences of a young British boy and his Norwegian grandmother in a world where child-hating societies of witches secretly exist in every country.
Carolina Death Crawl is a swampy Southern Gothic roleplaying card game for three or more players. At the height of the American Civil War, your characters . Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most famous and frightening female characters.
When we first see her, she is already plotting Duncan’s murder, and she is stronger, more ruthless, and more ambitious than her husband.
Detailed explanatory notes and analysis of Macbeth's meeting with the Witches on the heath. I.
Albion’s Seed by David Fischer is a history professor’s nine-hundred-page treatise on patterns of early immigration to the Eastern United States. It’s not light reading and not the sort of thing I would normally pick up. I read it anyway on the advice of people who kept telling me it .
The Witches Summary & Study Guide Description The Witches Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections.