DWJ: Howl's Moving Castle question

Hallie O'Donovan hallieod at indigo.ie
Fri Mar 8 12:34:49 EST 2002


Catherine:

>  --- lpuszcz at uoft02.utoledo.edu wrote: > >
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>>  I'm not sure if I am just incredibly obtuse or not,
>>  but in the past i had
>>  always interepreted that to mean she was blaming
>>  herself for having
>>  created the charm in the suit, but on my last
>>  re-read it occurred to me
>>  that she could be admitting her feelings about Howl
>>  here too--that she was
>>  caught by the charms in the suit like many other
>>  women had been.
>>  Thoughts?
>
>I *definitely* think that that is what she means there

I agree too.

>- she is annoyed that she is basically hoist with her
>own petard. However, I can't remember what she is
>saying about the blue suit in that bit - is it that
>the charm on the blue suit worked too, and therefore
>she must be a witch?

Or that she felt the same way about him even when he wore the other suit?

>I think at that point in the
>story she is pretty much fighting with several
>realisations all at once, poor thing!

:)  So lucky I can't make weed-killer like that some days!


Hallie.


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