Study Guide

Witch and Wizard Power

By James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

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At first glance, the power dynamics in Witch and Wizard seem straightforward. The One Who Is The One is all-powerful and he controls the government. Whit and Wisty are two teenagers who are just learning how to use their magical abilities. It seems like The One is going to win this war—if that's what it is—handily.

Then again, if he's so powerful, why doesn't he just defeat them already? Is it because he wants to somehow merge his power with theirs, like it states in the prophecy? Or is there some reason he can't defeat them? Whit and Wisty have something The One wants… which gives them power over him, too.

Questions About Power

  1. Do you think the child rebels' plan to rotate leaders will prevent corruption? Why or why not?
  2. What tactics does the New Order use to maintain power? Do you notice any patterns? If so, what do they reveal about the government's power?
  3. If you could have any one of Whit or Wisty's powers, which would it be? Why?

Chew on This

In the world of Witch and Wizard, power corrupts.

In the world of Witch and Wizard, it's not that power corrupts—it's that corrupt people are in power.

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