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Plot summary[ edit ] Howls moving castle young woman named Sophie Hatter is the eldest of three sisters living in the town of Market Chipping in the magical kingdom of Ingary, where many fairytale tropes are accepted ways of life, including that the eldest of three will never be successful.
Sophie is able to unknowingly talk life into inanimate objects. As the eldest, she is resigned to the "fact" that she will have no chance of finding her fortune, accepting that she will have a dull life running the family hat shop.
One day, however, the powerful Witch of the Waste turns her into an old crone. Sophie leaves the shop and finds work as a cleaning lady for the notorious Wizard Howl. She strikes a bargain with Howl's fire-demon, Calcifer: Part of the contract, however, stipulates that neither Howl nor Calcifer can disclose the main clause of the contract to any third party.
Sophie tries to guess the specifics of the contract, while Calcifer supplies frequent hints which she usually does not pick up. Sophie soon learns that Howl, a rather self-absorbed, dishonest but ultimately good-natured person, spreads malicious rumours about himself to ensure his privacy and to avoid work and responsibility.
Howls moving castle door to his castle is actually a portal that opens onto four different places: Howl's apprentice Michael Fisher runs most of the day-to-day affairs of Howl's business, while Howl chases his ever-changing paramours. Howl and Michael court Sophie's two younger sisters Lettie and Martha, respectively.
Martha, the youngest, was sent to study magic, while the middle sister, Lettie, was apprenticed at a local bakery. Magically disguising herself as Lettie, Martha arranged for the two of them to switch places, as Fanny Martha's mother and Sophie and Lettie's stepmother did not take their wishes into account when arranging their apprenticeships.
Howl, however, has his own reasons to avoid seeking a confrontation with the Witch of the Waste; the Witch, a jilted former lover, has laid a dark curse on him.
Howl continues to avoid her until she lures Sophie into a trap: Howl spends an abnormal amount of time in the bathroom every day, and Michael had told Sophie that the day Howl does not spend hours making himself look beautiful for a girl is when he will truly believe that Howl is in love. So when Howl comes to save Sophie, unshaven and a mess, it proves his love for her.
He kills the Witch and reveals that Miss Angorian was actually the Witch's fire demon in disguise; the fire demon had taken control of the Witch and was attempting to create a "perfect human" by fusing parts of Wizard Suliman and Prince Justin.
It was to be completed by the addition of Howl's head. Howl and Sophie race back to the castle, but Miss Angorian is already there, and takes hold of Calcifer to capture Howl's heart. Howl had given his heart to Calcifer.
This was the contract between them; the heart kept Calcifer alive, and in return Calcifer put his magic at Howl's disposal. Sophie uses her ability of bringing things to life by talking to them to free Calcifer, thus breaking the contract between him and Howl.
With his heart restored, Howl is revived and destroys the witch's fire demon.
Howl's Moving Castle is a fantasy novel by British author Diana Wynne Jones, first published in by Greenwillow Books of New York. It was a runner-up for the annual Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and it won the Phoenix Award twenty years later, recognising its rise from relative obscurity. Watch Howl's Moving Castle full movie online free in HD quality on any device. Stunning Japanese drama/fantasy animated film originally released Watch Howl’s Moving Castle English Dubbed online for Free in HD/High Quality. Our players are mobile (HTML5) friendly, responsive with ChromeCast support. You can use your mobile device without any trouble.
This breaks the curse on Wizard Suliman and Prince Justin. Calcifer, as promised, breaks Sophie's spell and she returns to her proper age. Howl had realized early on that Sophie was under a spell and secretly attempted to remove the curse; when he had met with failure, he had come to the conclusion that Sophie simply enjoyed "being in disguise".
Calcifer returns, preferring to stay with Howl, under the condition that he can come and go as he wishes. Michael and Martha end up together, as do Lettie and Wizard Suliman. Sophie and Howl admit they love each other when Howl suggests they live happily ever after.
Ingary[ edit ] Most of the novel is set in a fictional monarchy, Ingary; its capital is Kingsbury. Much of south-eastern Ingary is harsh wilderness referred to as "The Waste". Ingary is bordered by Strangia to the east and the Sultanates of Rashpuht to the south.
Nearby is the country of High Norland; in the middle of the novel, the King of Ingary mentions that Ingary will likely be attacked by both Strangia and High Norland soon.
Before the move, the castle wanders over the hills between Market Chipping and Upper Folding in the north.Howl's Moving Castle.
Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. Howl's Moving Castle was released in North America by Walt Disney Pictures, who distributed the film both in its original Japanese and in a dubbed English version; the English-speaking voice cast 87%.
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Nov 20, · Watch video · A love story between an year-old girl named Sophie, cursed by a witch into an old woman's body, and a magician named Howl.
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