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The paper relates the storyline of Roald Dahl's "Matilda" where a five-year-old girl with special powers is surrounded with adults who are simply mean. The paper examines the good and evil characters in "Matilda" including Matilda's parents, Miss Trunchbull, Miss Honey and the library lady. The paper considers Roald Dahl to be a brilliant author of children's stories.
From the Paper:"Roald Dahl's Matilda is the fanciful tale of a five-year-old girl with special powers. She is special in many ways, but seems to have been mistreated by her family and other adults. The story doesn't seem to be politically correct in that in today's society what Dahl describes would be considered abuse. His notes, those accumulated and read post mortem, show that originally he had planned a much blacker tale, and the darling little five-year-old child was not quite so darling and destined to die at the end of the story. However, the final version has redemption at the end and we find that all's well that end's well."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Dahl, R. Matilda New York: Penguin Books 1988
Cite this Book Review:
"Matilda" (2009, September 17) Retrieved September 18, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/matilda-116371/
""Matilda"" 17 September 2009. Web. 18 September. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/matilda-116371/>