Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit wrote:She is desparately trying to come into her own in this story. She is peeved at the other two for coming along, even tho it was Desiderata's true desire.
She is trying to find herself, through martial arts, jewelry, and being as darn good a witch as she can. It comes across to her patients in frightening ways. She tries to teach those who are just wanting a cure, not a lesson. She works very hard and resents the others as not actually taking witching seriously.
It is always hard to be the third in the group. In other books she asks Agnes/Perdita how she likes always being the one to get the tea, start the fire or whether her scones are disregarded too.
I adored her righteous indignation at Nanny's gambling away everything including her broom. Her innocent choice to keep a small scrap of the lovely dress is very telling of her personality.
Some good points there Tina. I like Magrat a lot and despite what Granny says, I think she's a strong witch. Maybe Granny does it on purpose to make her stronger. It takes a lot of guts to stand up to Granny and Magrat does just that. The fact that she doesn't wear a witch's hat or black against Granny's obvious disapproval is an indication of her strength.
Did anyone notice that she actually calls Nanny Ogg by her first name for probably the one and only time?