Howl's Moving Castle Topics for Discussion

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Throughout this story, Howl does courageous things while calling himself a coward. Why does Howl feel that he must trick himself into being brave? How do the other characters seem to feel about this?

Discuss vanity. Which characters in this story are vain? How do they show their vanity?

Discuss the nature of magic in Ingary. Is it important to be careful about casting magic? Why or why not? What are some of the effects of casting magic without thinking it through first?

Why does the Witch choose old age as her curse for Sophie? How does Sophie react to being made old magically? How does she feel toward the Witch?

Discuss destiny. How do Sophie and Howl feel about destiny vs. choice? How do they feel about their own destinies?

Why did Howl make a bargain with Calcifer? What is the nature of...

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