The Thing in the Forest

by

A.S. Byatt

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The Thing in the Forest (The Loathly Worm)

In the forest, Penny and Primrose encounter a horrible creature, which they later learn is called “the loathly worm.” Immediately, the worm seems to be a clear symbol of the war and all its…

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Forest

Byatt describes the forest in which Penny and Primrose encounter the Thing as a place characterized by mystery, where “dark and light came and went, inviting the mysterious, as the wind pushed clouds across the…

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