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By Terry Pratchett

I, me. Who am I? There are a few things a true witch may by no means do. Like stepping out of her physique, as trainee witch Tiffany Aching does, leaving it handily empty for whatever historic and terrible to maneuver in. Now Tiffany wishes her acquaintances - Granny Weatherwax and the Nac Mac Feegle - to aid her take into account who she is, to assist her visit the center of her personal self. To absolutely the centre of her power and tool, the place being a witch is much more than simply donning a sharp hat ...

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21 The Hebrew uses the plural, reinforced by the parallel 'brothers // your mother's sons', though in fact the story of Jacob only ever refers to one brother, the twin Esau. 22 Hebrew gebîr related to the adjective gibbôr 'strong, mighty', often used in the combination gibbôr hayil 'warrior'.  But while the incident clearly offers scope for such treatment, this account does not present either Isaac or Esau in such a way as to engage our sympathies in their loss, but rather as the ridiculous victims of a ludicrous ploy.

The comic goal is nearly always festive (or nuptial), utopian, and retrospective, praising in the distant past the golden age, in the short term, dead poets and politicians.  We need be in no doubt that these great and good among the dead were brought back to the upper world in this play to chastise the corruption of the living politicians.  In Wasps, the chorus describes their poet Aristophanes as the hero Herakles taking on the filthy monster Kleon; in Frogs the chorus call for a better breed of politician (see below)).

37 This is Hebrew 'adonî, the normal form of address to a superior, not the term gebîr used in 27:29,37 (and only in those two verses). 38 Although again there are elements of group representation in the denouement of the Jacob­Esau story as territorial separation of the brothers, with Jacob standing for Israel and Esau for Edom, it is not possible to read political relations into the reversal of expectations concerning the paternal blessing. 39 Whether or not this reference to the 'patriarchal promises' belongs to a late editorial layer, as genetic study speculates, does not alter the fact that it takes its place in the totality of the story as we now have it.

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