Kat wrote:Moist definitely isn't my favorite Discworld character, but he isn't my least favorite either. I do think he changed somewhat for the better, but I also think he is still basically a con man at the end.
raisindot wrote: Granny Weatherwax rests on the 'edge' between good and evil and is not a particularly "likeable" character (in the way that Nanny Ogg is).
raisindot wrote: I think Pterry's least compelling characters are those who have no moral complexity. Nutt, for example, isn't particularly interesting because he's has no moral ambiguity whatsoever--being an orc isn't a moral flaw.
raisindot wrote:Carrot was largely a cardboard lampoon of the old-style kings until he got an edge in The Fifth Elephant.
raisindot wrote:Moist is pretty much the extreme case of Pterry's moral ambiguity. Moist also symbolizes the "new" Ankh Morpork; a city where entrepreneurs from the working classes with questionable backgrounds (i.e. Harry King, CMOT Dibbler) are replacing the moribund guilds and aristocrats as the economic movers and shakers of the city.
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