the expression by means of symbolic fictional figures and actions of truths or generalizations about human existence
to appraise a state of affairs
intrepidly daring; recklessly bold
to make supremely happy; to declare to have attained the blessedness of heaven and authorize the title "Blessed" and limited public religious honor
artistic, stylized, or elegant handwriting or lettering
a keyboard musical instrument resembling an organ and consisting of a series of whistles sounded by steam or compressed air
a machine using centrifugal force for separating substances of different densities, for removing moisture, or for simulating gravitational effects
inflammation, edema, and subsequent obstruction of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi especially of infants and young children that is typically caused by a virus and is marked by episodes of difficult breathing and hoarse metallic cough
a dense puffy cloud form having a flat base and rounded outlines often piled up like a mountain
having the shape of a wedge; composed of or written in wedge-shaped characters
a slow, solemn, and mournful piece of music
any of various disorders marked by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain and typically manifested by sudden brief episodes of altered or diminished consciousness, involuntary movements, or convulsions
an exact copy
A character in a popular German story who makes a pact with the devil, first published in the 16th century.
to be in a state of agitation or intense activity; to undergo fermentation, a chemical change with effervescence
a minor flaw or shortcoming in character or behavior
the act of making gestures
a variegated pattern; character in comedy and pantomime with a shaved head, masked face, variegated tights, and wooden sword
that cannot be removed, washed away, or erased
having or seeming to have no end
of, relating to, or resembling leprosy or a leper
having or marked by lustful desires
A political philosopher of the Italian Renaissance. He is best know for The Prince, in which he describes the ways - often evil - by which a ruler can maintain his thone.
A fictional supervillain in Sherlock Holmes stories
love of or sexual desire for one's own body
conveyance of a story by bodily or facial movements especially in drama or dance
the study of the conformation of the skull based on the belief that it is indicative of mental faculties and character
to offer for discussion or consideration
an apparatus for visual signaling
having, containing, or producing the sound of or a sound resembling that of the s or the sh in sash
marked by excessive or ostentatious pride especially in one's achievements
Something Wicked This Way Comes Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Something Wicked This Way Comes is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Charles is defeated and older than his years and feels empty inside. Seeing the boys running away from the library, Charles is struck with a sense of loss for the days when he himself was a kid, and "a shadow turn[s] mournfully over" inside him....
There are a lot of questions here for this short forum space. Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade, two thirteen year old boys born two minutes apart (Will one minute before midnight on October 30th, Jim one minute after midnight on October 31st) are...