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This article has multiple issues. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Unlike the popular 1939 movie and Baum’s writings, this novel is not directed at children, and contains adult language and content including violent imagery and sexual situations. The novel presents events, characters and situations from Baum’s books and the film in new ways, making numerous alterations. The story is divided into five different sections based on the plot location. There is also a prologue where Elphaba is spying on Dorothy and her friends, hearing their gossip about her.
Because Melena is bored and outcast for her upper class social standing and her use of language, lonely and alone she takes comfort in strangers and is known for the favors she gives. Though it does not become clear until much later, Melena is at some point approached by a mysterious stranger, who gives her a potion called “Miracle Elixir” from a green bottle. Nine months later, Elphaba is born, a girl and not what was expected, green with envy for a mother’s love. Elphaba, born with green skin and sharp teeth, is seemingly savage, biting at anyone and anything, forcing her parents to fashion a muzzle so she cannot hurt herself or others. She is terrified of water, even as a newborn, as touching it causes her pain.
Frex believes the baby is punishment from the Unnamed God for failing to protect his parishioners while Melena has trouble bonding with and caring for Elphaba, calling on her childhood nanny for help. With Nanny there to help, Frex decides to leave home to travel spreading the word of the Unnamed God. Turtle Heart visits the home of Melena and Frex. Melena offers him food and drink, and Turtle Heart blows a beautiful glass reflecting mirror for Elphaba. With Frex absent for extended periods, preaching to the Munchkinlanders, Turtle Heart and Melena begin a passionate affair.
Turtle Heart of his own. It is unknown whether the father is Frex or Turtle Heart. Melena orders Nanny to ensure her second child will not be born green like her firstborn, but the actions she takes to avoid this have unforeseen consequences. Nessarose is born as pink as Elphaba is green, but more important, she has no arms and requires constant supervision and care. Nessarose eventually embraces Frex’s zealotry and, thus, because of her loyalty and illegitimacy to Frex remains Frex’s favourite daughter, to Elphaba’s lasting angst. Upon arrival, Doctor Dillamond retreats to his professors’ quarters and Galinda heads off to Crage Hall, the women’s college. Galinda has no one to represent her in her roommate negotiations.
Galinda is forced to room with seventeen-year-old Elphaba, with whom she initially does not get along very well. Elphaba, being green, is not interested in socializing, and Galinda, who descends from the noble Arduenna Clan of Gillikin on her mother’s side, is more interested in climbing the social ladder than becoming friends with her outcast roommate. Elphaba by making her wear a hat that she was sure Elphaba would look hideous in. When Elphaba looks pretty in the hat, Galinda says so, partly horrified that she talked to the “green girl. They start talking about evil and Elphaba teaches Galinda how to think and they start attending Doctor Dillamond’s biology lectures together.
Animals” versus “animals,” “Goat” versus “goat”, etc. Elphaba is drawn to the Animal rights movement early on and she later becomes Doctor Dillamond’s secretary and lab assistant. As she revolts against her father’s faith in the Unnamed God, she develops a deep passion for Doctor Dillamond’s growing movement against the new government regime. Doctor Dillamond becomes something of a mentor for her. He represents everything her father despises and she forms the closest bond with him than anyone she has previously met in her life. Elphaba becomes friends with Boq, the son of the Munchkin mayor from her hometown, who has a crush on Galinda. Galinda is a tall Gillikinese and he is a short Munchkinlander, so she rebuffed him and he hopes his friendship with Elphaba will bring him closer to Galinda.