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The Witches

The Witches

by Roald Dahl

Awe and Amazement Quotes

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Quote #1

I gazed up at my grandmother who sat there like some ancient queen on her throne. (2.42)

A lot of times in The Witches, it's the little things that amaze our narrator. Here we have just his good ol' Grandmamma sitting on her chair at home, and he sees her as a queen. What other little things does the narrator find amazing?

Quote #2

"How do you know all this, Grandmamma?" (3.13)

Knowledge is an awe-inspiring thing. You don't have to look incredible or achieve some great feat in order to be amazing. Simply knowing can be exciting. For example, think of how amazed your friends will be when you can tell them all about the theme of awe in The Witches.

Quote #3

I reeled. I was stunned. "Dogs' droppings!" I cried. "I am not smelling of dogs' droppings! I don't believe it! I won't believe it!" (3.50)

There is a big difference between "I don't believe it" and "I won't believe it." By the end of The Witches, though, our narrator can't say he won't believe it anymore – he's seen it to be true, so he has no choice.

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