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Old 09-12-2019, 04:59 PM
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Sybil is very much part of the Nobility Female Establishment. Which, as Pratchett points out, has historically gotten the work done, including the defense work, while The Men are away at The Wars.

It's also a major point in her character in the original that she's not conventionally attractive, that she's fat, and that she's well past the usual age of marriage and making (until she meets Vimes) the best of expecting to wind up alone. And that she's physically [ETA: as well as mentally] extremely able, and well worth getting married to. Pratchett was making a point. I gather that the casting not only misses the point, but attempts to turn it on its head and effectively deny it.

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