Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
"Oh, Elphie, don't be cross," Nessarose said, looking down at her feet. "Don't ruin my small happiness with resentment, will you? He knows you don't need this kind of thing."
"Of course not," said Elphaba. "Of course I don't." (22.214.171.124-1)
"She always does this, usually to make Father irate."
"Father's not around," Elphaba reminded her sister.
"I stand in for him and I am offended," said Nessarose....
"Father's not around," said Elphaba again, in a tone that verged on the apologetic. "You needn't rush to public defense of his obsessions." (126.96.36.199-41)
How deeply bound by cords of family anger we all are, thought the Witch. None of us breaks free. (5.11.40)