: [Fwd: Bullying, DWJ, and Harry Potter...]

Paul Andinach pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Wed Feb 19 21:28:52 EST 2003


On Sun, 2 Feb 2003, Charles Butler wrote:

> Fatness/thinness:
> At the risk of annoying Sally with a mention of Roal Dahl, there are the
> complementary thin/fat nastinesses of Aunts Spiker and Sponge in the James
> and the Giant Peach. Though fatness is often associated with indolence and
> laziness, it can occasionally denote - paradoxically - great power and
> energy. Think of Wilkie Collins's Count Fosco, or Thursday in Chesterton's
> The Man Who was Thursday.

That's Sunday you're thinking of. Thursday (the protagonist) was of
normal dimensions.

And I'm not sure that Sunday was *fat* - he was definitely *large*,
but the nature of his largeness I don't recall.


Paul
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