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Although "small magic" takes the place of technology in the story, "big magic" can cause problems. The main problem with so-called "big magic" is that it can have far-reaching effects, which are hard to predict. Lucinda casually inflicts her will and her whims on others, interfering in their lives, while congratulating herself on giving such wonderful gifts. Right away, Ella says that, "Instead of making me docile, Lucinda's curse made a rebel of me. Or perhaps I was that way naturally." (Chap. 1, p. 5) Even after Ella explains how terrible it is to always have to obey, Lucinda still thinks that it is a good gift. She gives a pair of newlywed giants the gift of togetherness, meaning that they can never leave one another's presence again. She thinks this will strengthen their relationship, but others know better. Other fairies warn Lucinda that the couple will grow...

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