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In Memory of Granny Weatherwax
In Memory of Granny Weatherwax

On the Evolution of the Character in the Work of Terry Pratchett

Author(s): Bartłomiej Błaszkiewicz
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Studies of Literature, German Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: fantasy; Pratchett; folktale; narration; spirituality
Summary/Abstract: The article concerns the evolution of the character of Granny Weatherwax, one of the central creations of the Discworld comic fantasy series by the British author Terry Pratchett. The argument attempts to trace the progressive development of the character against the ever more complex narrative techniques adopted by Pratchett in the successive novels, and also in the context of the author’s growing sophistication in tackling major existential themes in his fiction.

  • Page Range: 237-250
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English, German