He lives in London with his Uncle Andrew and Andrew's sister Aunt Lettybecause his father is in India, and his mother is deathly ill. Andrew, an eccentric, alcoholic and manipulative old man, has made magic rings that allow whoever wears them to travel to other worlds by passing through the Wood between the Worldsalthough he knows nothing of this place. Uncle Andrew first tricks Digory's friend Polly Plummer into trying one of the yellow rings.
The Beast In The Cellar. Ronald in Bad Ronald. His mother was sheltering him inside the walls after he'd committed a crime and needed a place to hide, but then she dies and the house is sold, with nobody knowing there's a crazy recluse still living in there.
Invoked, along with many other tropes of Gothic Horror, in The Broodwhere a police detective suggests that the childlike mutant that murders the hero's mother-in-law may have been her own deformed child that she was keeping locked in the attic. Likewise, the extreme seclusion in which Oliver Reed's psychiatrist character keeps his patients has aspects of this, especially as the treatment makes them start to physically externalize their emotional problems.
Which is exactly where the killers are coming from. Kaylie and Tim's mother in Oculus eventually becomes this, when the mirror causes her to become increasingly insane and the father who is also slowly being driven insane chains her to her room so their kids wouldn't find out.
In Knife for the LadiesElizabeth is keeping her syphilis-ridden son Travis imprisoned in a secret room in the mansion. In DeliriumTom's mother has been hidden in a secret chamber under the pool for nearly twenty years.
They have been quite driven mad by the experience. He only rarely goes out at night, and as a result is so pale that the fearful townsfolk think he's an Evil Albino.
He turns out to be utterly harmless and kind. Le Guina filthy, malnourished little child of indeterminate gender is locked in a windowless room and treated as an animal for the vague good of the community. Edward Rochester keeps his violently insane wife Bertha locked in the attic of Thornfield in Jane Eyre.
Arguably, she was better off there than in what passed for a mental health facility in those days. It's also a deconstructionsimilar in that to "The Yellow Wallpaper", since it's quite clear in this version that her identity was stolen "Bertha" is not even her real name and insanity was a role that was forced upon her in an effort to control her rather than something that would have happened anyway.
She also appears in The Eyre Affairin which she inadvertently shows the heroine how to defeat the Big Bad. She goes crazy as a result.
It's primarily a critique on the medicine of the time and the then-disturbingly common practice of keeping "ill" women stuck in a small room with nothing to stimulate them known as the "Rest Cure"which was actually done to the author and she nearly went insane as a result.
It's also a very creepy little psychological horror story.
The Dunwich Horroran invisible kept in the attic by Corrupt Hick Wilbur Whately actually his twin brother, but Wilbur looks more like their mother.
The Horror eventually grows so large that Wilbur has to tear down the inside walls, nail the windows shut, and move himself into a shed. The narrator makes reference to a relative who has been slowly transforming into a fish man locked away in an asylum. It's also noted that a few of the Innsmouth people have gotten so deformed that they don't go outside anymore.
In this case, it's not that most of the locals would be freaked out by them, since most of them are in on the weird cult, but there's the occasional person around who isn't. The Gardner family in " The Colour Out of Space " have Nabby Gardner, Nahum Gardner's wife, who goes crazy as a result of exposure to the Colour, and is locked in the attic, where she becomes even more strange Same thing also happened with Thaddeus, one of the sons.
Rhoby Harris in " The Shunned House ". After the presence haunting the house attacks her, her protests are dismissed as just another symptom of her insanity. However, as for the key figure of the great-great-great-grandmother of Arthur, she turns out not to have been insane so much as not a human being at all.Polly's role and personality throughout the story appears to counterbalance Digory's drive, aggression and grief with her stolidity, friendship, morality and sense of care, caution and safety.
Polly's role is as an emotional and moral support (and challenge) to Digory who is written as the feelthefish.com: Human.
It is no secret that C.S. Lewis is an incredible writer and story teller.
Unlike his popular series The Chronicles of Narnia this book is nonfiction; however, it is still written in the dreamy, thought-provoking way that The Chronicles of Narnia are.
Narniawhere the woods are thick and cool, where Talking Beasts are called to lifea new world where the adventure begins.
Digory and Polly meet and become friends one cold, wet summer in London. Their lives burst into adventure when Digory's Uncle Andrew, who . Dr. Hibbert: But what to do with poor Hugo?
Too crazy for Boys Town, too much of a boy for Crazy Town. The child was an outcast. So, we did the only humane thing. Homer: We chained Hugo up in the attic like an animal and fed him a bucket of fish heads once a week. Of course, it can be the case that.
My Dear Lucy, I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books.
As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and . The Magician's Nephew is a high fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Bodley Head in It is the sixth published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia (–); it is volume one of the series in recent editions, which sequence the books according to Narnia history.