Layla Gaunt put a Methusaleh Binding on her husband which causes him to gain age where the twins aren't home. This shows she is worried that while she is away, the twins will do something dangerous (1)
sorry I forgot my page number (8)
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Nimrod is coming to stay with them in New York that help Mr. Gaunt. Mr, Gaunt has aged a lot because Layla Gaunt put the Methusaleh binding on him, so the twins would remain at home
I forgot my page number (8) sorry
Mr. Gaunt looks really craggy, or old and crooked. He is older than anyone else on the planet, and has wrinkles and bad vision and hearing.
Since Philippa has been kidnapped, John is cajoled Nimrod to let him go to the Hanging Place. Nimrod refuses and tell John is stay with his father, while he goes and saves Philippa. So, John tries bargaining with him and really puts up a fight. In the end, Nimrod gives in
I meant "Since Philippa has been kidnapped, John cajoled Nimrod......"
Dybbuk just found out that his father is Ilbis, who is the most wicked, and evil of all djinn. I don't thing Dybbuk will take this very well (9)
Strange things have happened since Layla Gaunt went to be the blue djinn of Babylon. Mrs. Trump is in a coma, and other people who have had contact to Mr. Gaunt. (12)
I think that Dybbuk is causing this mischief. I think this because he found out who his father is, and wanted to be like him
Surprisingly, Dybbuk is taking the information well and wants to go meet his father to actually see what he is like
Dybbuk is trying to play his mother into letting him see his father. He knows his mother will never let him go, so he will pretend to be sad and depressed. This is an example of how mischievous he is (35)
I have noticed that John and Philippa are resourceful and are trying to use whatever they have to the best of it. Also, they are polite and are doing everything they can do to save they're dad (45)
The mood the author is setting is disgusted. The reader would be digested because Muddy is spitting into bottles of wine and is selling them. It also states that Groanin drank some of those bottles before he knew what had happened to them (100).
The mood went from disgusted to sadness. After hearing what Sicky had gone through, the reader will start to feel sympathy toward the character. Sicky was captured by his tribe's enemies and fat was constantly sucked out of them causing his head to shrink (102)
When reading the stories, I have noticed that John is very impulse. But Philippa thinks before actually doing it. John was putting his hand in the water, but Philippa pulled it out and explained that their might be piranhas in the water. This shows that Philippa thinks before doing something and John does not (111).
This shows that both of the twins have different personalities and needs each other to survive
Dybbuk is going in the wrong direction. At Las Vegas, he has hooked up with a famous magician who is offering him fame and money. Although this is against his mother, he takes up the offer (126).
The magician's name is Adam and it turns out that he is really Iblis in disguise.
I have a feeling something will go wrong with Dybbuk's magic show, because it shows hints of Iblis in the body of the magician. I think something will go bad because Ilbis is the most evil djinn in the world (131)
Philippa, Zadie, Mr. Groanin, and Muddy are being captured by Indians. I think the Indians will shrink their heads because they did the same thing to Sickly. Also, it was mentioned that Indians are on the lookout for heads to shrink (147)
John cares for others, like his uncle Nimrod. He was conceded about his safety and went to his uncle Nimrod's location, so he could see what had happened to him. He was sad and really nervous for his uncle (160)
The magician is trying to trick Dybbuk into performing a magic trick that will disappear all the children in the world.This trickery shows that Ilbis is truly an evil person and Dybbuk shouldn't trust him (191)
In the book, it is showing how John hates killing the guards in order to get in. He feels bad and regretful that they guards needed to die. But, he needed to save his sister. This shows that John will do anything to save his sister from any troubles or problems she is in. I think the author uses this as a example to show that siblings should care for each other and try to protect each other from the dangers. John is very worried and loves Philippa, so he doesn't want anything bad to happen to her. (267)
John is very impulse and doesn't thing about what will be the effects of his actions. For example, on his way to saving his sisters he sees his dad. Somehow, John is suspicious about his dad because he seemed very calm when John told him that he had broke the hand off his $25,000 antique. Thinking he is an impostor or a ghost, John takes the sword and slashes across the figures heat. To his dismay, real blood comes spewing out from his dads body and he is about to die. John didn't think clearly before making his conclusion, and finally stabbing him. He should have waited longer and observed his father a little bit more. Now, John is feeling very regretful of his actions. On the other hand, Philippa thinks and analyzes the effects of her actions in her head before she actually does something. I have a feeling that the author writes the story like that so the twins balance each other out and depend on each other to survive. Philippa does not take any risks, but John takes too many. This shows that the author did it so the characters balance each other out. (270)
The writes sort of leaves the reader on a cliffhanger. The author uses ambiguity to make the reader want to read more. After John stabbed his father, the chapter ends with John screamed in horror. The author is making the reader want to read more and stay at the edge of their seats. The reader doesn't know what will happen to Mr. Gaunt, so they will read on more and more to find out. (275)
I think that Mr. Gaunt will die. From all his grieving and regret, I think John will learn from his mistakes. When he learns from his mistakes, I think John will never over risk something and will always think and analyze the situation first. (275)
During the time John is lamenting , or regretting, the death of his father, he notices that the figure is a hologram, not a real person. So, John feels relieved, but still a little shaken by the thought. He is going to try to think before doing things
Philippa is changing when she is at the Hanging Place. The Hanging Place is where the upcoming blue djinn of Babylon stays so their heart can become cold and unkind. Before coming to this place, Philippa was always very kind and used her manners. Never did she say anything rude or a statement that hurt other's feelings. But, at breakfast, Mrs. Glumjob was talking to her about her last wish and how she was going to use it. Philippa couldn't control herself and called Agatha an old bat, and said horrid things to Mrs. Glumjob. She had never done that to anyone before, so the place is defiantly changing Philippa. (278)
Also, whenever Philippa goes out to the garden, the animals skitter away in fear. They somehow sense her presence and coldness. In the beginning of the book, it mentions Philippa once playing with these animals, before her heart becoming cold and bitter
It shows that Philippa is basically morphing into a whole new person. Before, she was very polite and sincere. But, now she is very rude and irritated. Being at the Hanging Place for a long time really affected Philippa's personality
Another example of how Philippa is starting to change is that Philippa has starting talking back to her grandmother. She definitely never thought of speaking back to anybody, let alone someone older and mor experienced that her. The author points out these changes to create suspense about whether or not John will save Philippa on time before her heart turns into ice and will remain like that permanently. Now, the reader is on the edge of their seat, because they have seen how much Philippa is changing and how close her heart is to becoming into ice. John needs to rescue her before it is too late. (304)
Finlay really wants to get out of his bird form. By accident, Finlay's father turned him into a ferret and can't get him out of that form. If Finlay preforms a duty for a djinn, then the djinn is allowed to give them three wishes, and Finlay can wish he is a human again. John asked Finlay do distract the wish monster. The monster is probably a hundred times the size of Finlay. But, Finlay is so determined that he accepts the challenge and will do want ever it takes. (316)
The mood the author is setting is shocked. Throughout the whole story, while Philippa was at the Hanging Place, Iblis was on the run and escaped from that bottle. The author just revealed that piece of information to the reader right now, so the reader must be feeling that why are you telling us now, and they must feel surprised or shocked that this happened, when Ilbis was under a lot of security. (342)
On page 275, John is very lucid. The reader is able to feel his feelings and understand him. The reader knows how much pain he is in because he stabbed his father, thinking he was an imposter. Right now, he is feeling regret and shameful.
John is really put to test when he needs to figure out a way to get over the stanchion that guards the Hanging Place. It is twenty feet high and is designed specially to not let any djinn power be used on it. I think John will fail, because in their previous missions, Philippa has always been the thinker
Ilbis is incognito, and is hiding his true identity from the whole world in fear that John, Philippa, and Nimrod will once again stop his evil plans. Ilbis has taken another identity as Adam, the world famous magician!Ilbis is incognito, and is hiding his true identity from the whole world in fear that John, Philippa, and Nimrod will once again stop his evil plans. Ilbis has taken another identity as Adam, the world famous magician!
When Dybbuk first meets Ilbis in disguise. Ilbis is being glib. He is talking very nicely to Dybbuk, but is tricking Dybbuk into doing something mischievous. He is talking to him very smoothy, but tricking him into doing something bad for his own benefit
In the end of the book, Ilbis and Nimrod, John, and Philippa meet. Unfortunately, Ilbis was able to succeed with his plan. Now, it is up to John and Philippa to save the children in the world. Ilbis is baleful. He is threatening that if they take a step closer towards him that he will kill all the children in the world. He can actually do that so he is threatening John and Philippa harmfully.
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