Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West Quotes

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"The clock was being drawn by four horses and escorted by the dwarf and his cohort of young thugs. Its broad roof was crowned by the dragon. But what a beast! It looked poised, as if indeed invested with life." (The Birth of a Witch paragraph 7)

Importance: This is the first time the reader sees the Dragon Clock of time, and an excellent and brief example of the way in which the author introduces symbolism into his work. This is the clock that Elphaba is born under, and it seems to invest in her a strange set of powers and prejudices which shape her life from then on. The important irony her is that the clock was in fact sent to the village to ensure her death.

"For days Melena couldn't bear to look at the thing." (Maladies and Remedies paragraph 1)

Importance: This is the first impression we have of Elphaba's feelings for her. This the most direct statement of Melena's distaste...

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