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The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch

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Table of Contents
Characters
Setting
Problem
Point of View
Plot
Climax
Resolution
Author's Message
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Characters

Tom is disobedient and brave. He is disobedient because the Spook told him not to go near Mother Malkin's pit at night, but he did and feed her blood cakes. Tom also didn't listen to the Spook about girls with pointy shoes and not talking to them, but he does and follows the girls directions. Tom is brave because after he fed Mother Malkin the cakes, and she escaped from the pit, he went looking for her. Also, when he was back at home, he saw the trail from the hill and went to go see what it was.
Alice is demanding because she said that Tom had to give her food from the Spooks supply, or else he had to give food to Mother Malkin. She is Bony Lizzie's niece, and is unclear who's side she is on because she had Tom give Mother Malkin food, but helped Tom escape her and Bony Lizzie. She wears pointy shoes and is about 13 to 16 years old. She has brown eyes, black hair, and high cheekbones.
The Spook at first seemed frightening. He is very old. He's somewhat lazy because he never answers the bell, and he never makes his own food.He is wise because he didn't leave Tom in the haunted house alone. He also knew not to go in the gardens with witches and boggarts. He wears a black cloak, has a gray beard and black, bushy eyebrows.
Mother Malkin is the worst witch you could come across. She's the witch that Tom frees with the cakes that Alice gave him. She posseses the pig killer at the end of the story, and after she is knocked out of the body, after triing to kill a baby for her blood (she is a blood witch, a witch that gets power from blood), her heart is eaten by the pigs, and that is one of the things that is fatal to a witch, so she dies.

Setting

The setting of most of the book is in Chipenden, a "ghost town" that you would not want to see a women with pointy shoes in, especially in the about center of the book. It's also the place that the Spook keeps a weak witch that is still alive, but hardly. There is also a dead witch laid face down to trick her if she escapes her bones. The last witch is still alive, and she wispers to herself in her grave.
Her name, is Mother Malkin.

Problem

The problem is that Tom Ward left Mother Malkin out of her pit, which had 13 bars across the top. He let her out by feeding her blood cakes that Alice had given him. Once she breaks free, Tom battles her on the riverbed. He thinks he has destroyed the witch, but she is now trying to possess someone else. Tom now has to find who she is possessing and then defeat her once and for all.

Point of View

The point of view is from Tom, the Spook's apprentice. I know this because he when there should have been Tom's name, if told from the author's point of view, there was "I", and that's proof that Tom was telling the story.

Plot

This story is about the Spook trying to find a new apprentice to take over for him because he is getting old. Tom Ward is the new apprentice. This story is about Tom's adventures and battles with the evil witches. In the end, he must face his fears and battle Old Mother Malkin. He then must decide weather or not to stay with the Spook.

Climax

The climax of the story is when Mother Malkin possessed the pig butcher Snout. She then attacked and knocked out Jack, and took Ellie's baby. Now Tom has to get the baby back and defeat Mother Malkin once and for all. There are only two ways to defeat a witch. One is to burn them. The other way is to eat their heart.

Another Climax:
The climax started when Alice gave Tom the cakes and told him to give them to Mother Malkin. After Tom did that, she escaped from the thirteen-barred cage. The climax ended when the pigs ate Mother Malkin, including her heart. That is one of the things that is fatal to a witch, and she died.

Resolution

The resolution is after the evil witch, Mother Malkin, is finally destroyed. Bony Lizzie was put in the pit where Mother Malkin was. Alice doesn't have to do bad things for Bony Lizzie and Mother Malkin anymore and can make her own choices. Tusk was buried in a hole that he originally had dug for Tom. Billy Bradley ( a former Spook's apprentice) who was unburied by the witches is now back in the graveyard.

Author's Message

I think that the author's message in the story is that the dark, is just the dark. It's nothing to be afraid of. "Face your fears. No matter how hard it is."