Roald Dahl Essays

Roald Dahl’s Short Story ‘the Landlady’

‘A frequent representation of women in literature is the role of the damsel in distress’ Respond to this statement by referring to the character of the landlady in the short story of the same name. Women are often portrayed as a damsel in distress in literature. This stereotype affects our reading of Roald Dahl’s short story, The Landlady, and the reaction we have with its title character. Style, point of view and setting as well as characterisation amalgamate in The…

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_the Bfg_ (big Friendly Giant) Book Report

They are also resourceful, child-like, and kind. The BFG is the only giant in his homeland who does not eat humans because he thinks that would be inhumane. He would rather eat disgusting vegetables than take another life. He also is resourceful in that he uses his job as dream catcher to enlist the help of an authority figure, the Queen of England, to stop the evil giants from eating children. His child-like personality is seen in his gentleness with…

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