The Witches Read Ó 109

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The Witches Read Ó 109 ´ This is not a fairy tale This is about real witches Real witches don't ride around on broomsticks They don't even wear black cloaks and hats They are vile cunning detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice ordinary ladies So how can you tell when you're face to face with one Well if you don't know yet you'd better find out Ou'd better find out uickly because there's nothing a witch loathes uite as much as children and she'll wield all kinds of terrifying powers to get rid of th. Down vith children Do them inBoil their bones and fry their skinBish them svish them bash them mash themBrrreak them shake them slash them smash themOffer chocs vith magic powder Oh thank goodness for the likes of Roald Dahl who can combine the scary with the funny stuff and open a treasure chest of children's fairy tales with all the wisdom humanity is capable of which of course still is uite limitedAs a child I was terrified and fascinated at the same time when I read this story hiding it under a pile of other books before turning off the light at night I just couldn't stomach the idea of finding myself face to face with the witch and her friends in the vulnerable state between sleeping and being awake Later when I read it to my own three children my youngest cuddled up in my lap and bit her nails while her brothers tried to downplay their excitement From that experience I mostly remember the giggles when we tried to imitate the witches' funny accentAnd then I read it to school children I will never forget those children sitting cosily in front of me on a carpet in the library surrounded by books and drawings I slowed down and made my voice uiet and read very carefully the witch warningShe might even be your lovely school teacher who is reading these words to you at this very moment Look carefully at that teacher Perhaps she is smiling at the absurdity of such a suggestion Don't let that put you off It could be part of clevernessI am not of course telling you for one second that your teacher actually is a witch All I am saying is that she might be one It is most unlikely But here comes the big but not impossibleI looked up and saw all those students' eyes staring at me They remembered me dressing up as a witch at Halloween and I believe for a moment they pondered the possibility of me being clever enough to cover up my actual witchedness by pretending to be oneRecently my son and I talked about this novel again as his brother started reading it for the third or fourth time And all of a sudden we discovered another layer beyond the message of stranger danger and the power of love and friendship to overcome difficultiesThose witches at the private meeting in the hotel are like celebrities and politicians believing they are alone and stripping themselves of the inconvenient political and ethical correctness which they officially claim to believe in while plotting against the future of the next generation for their own benefitUnderneath the polished surface we discover real life witches in all shapes and forms each time we check the news And that is what Roald Dahl's sense of humour is based on His characters may be unlikely but they are not entirely impossible There is a hint of truth in the bizarre story of witches who want to exterminate the stink of childrenEveryone loves children and nobody wants to hurt them that is a absurd statement than the witches' mission if we just take into account human ACTIONS as opposed to official STATEMENTS during the past thousand years or so So beware of witches And you never know if I am not one myself hiding behind the warning like Iago talking about jealousy that green eyed monster that he stirred up himself

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This is not a fairy tale This is about real witches Real witches don't ride around on broomsticks They don't even wear black cloaks and hats They are vile cu. Warning Extremely Long Review and Childhood StorytellingWhen I was ten or eleven I was sitting in the playground at summer camp minding my own business and reading this book when one of the playground supervisers came and asked me what I was reading When I showed it to him his eyes got wide and he took the book from me Then he went to the trash can and started ripping it up page by page And he washed his hands afterwards to get rid of the filth It was a library book He was just going on and on about how young children shouldn't read about witchcraft because they might want to become witches etc etc If you've read the book you know that Dahl doesn't exactly idealize witches Well when my dad came to pick me up he let this guy have it yay Dad and I got a popsicle So the story ends well but I always remember this incident when I see this book And because of that this book is what I think of when I consider censorship and how detrimental it is to our society I barely remember what happens in The Witches but I love it simply because of what it represents to me

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The WitchesNning detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice ordinary ladies So how can you tell when you're face to face with one Well if you don't know yet y. Re read for our classics discussion Friday 1030 Still had me giggling from the very first chapter