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Adam posts on 5/23/2007 5:32:43 PM
Well, Matilda isn't just treated as a dangerous witch, she is one, but you can't judge the way females are regarded in a book based on one character. The Bleeding Nun is also an evil figure , but Elvira and Antonia aren't seductive witches in the slightest. Elvira is an overprotective mother figure, Antonia is frail and weak, and their servants are just stupid.
As for Agnes, I see her as simply being of a victim of society.
posts on 5/10/2006 7:40:46 AM
Does Lewis treat the female characters as fatal witches, do you think