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This paper discusses the characters of Roald Dahl's books and suggests that he pens characters who are either wholly good or wholly bad. The paper focuses on Dahl's book "Matilda" and compares Miss Honey, one of the good characters, with Matilda's father, Mr. Wormwood, one of the bad characters. The paper shows that both of these characters make a big difference in Matilda's life and are an indication of what Dahl considers to be good, praise-worthy adult characteristics.
From the Paper:"In conclusion, Mr. Wormwood is a dishonest, unloving man who does not notice children or understand them. Miss Honey is an honest, brave, warm and loving woman who notices children and understands them. Miss Honey seems to have many of the characteristics that Dahl considers to be important for adults, and because of this, she is a good and enriching influence in Matilda's life. She shows Matilda that good adults exist, and provides a good role model for Matilda. On the other hand, Mr. Wormwood's bad characteristics cause Matilda to rebel against evil, and so she finds her power."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Dahl, Roald. Matilda. London: Puffin Books, 1989.
Cite this Book Review:
Dahl's "Matilda" (2007, December 16) Retrieved December 10, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/dahl-matilda-100109/
"Dahl's "Matilda"" 16 December 2007. Web. 10 December. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/dahl-matilda-100109/>