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Roald Dahl: A Comparison of Literary Works Kristi Johnston
A Common Thread … <ul><li>Common theme in the works of Dahl: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Point of View:  From the child characte...
“ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” <ul><li>Point of View:  Told from Charlie, the child character in the story </li></ul...
“ James and the Giant Peach” <ul><li>Point of View:  Told from James, the child character in the story who is an orphan li...
“ Matilda” <ul><li>Point of View:  Told from Matilda, the child character who is extremely intellectual </li></ul><ul><li>...
You Never Really Grow Up … <ul><li>Dahl’s works are adored by children and adults alike </li></ul><ul><li>The common theme...
Works Cited <ul><li>Guardian.co.UK . 2008.  22 July 2008  http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/jun/11/roalddahl </li></ul>...
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  1. 1. Roald Dahl: A Comparison of Literary Works Kristi Johnston
  2. 2. A Common Thread … <ul><li>Common theme in the works of Dahl: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Point of View: From the child character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Villain Adult: Adult character who is in some type of struggle with child character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hero Adult: Adult character who combats villain adult, and aids child character in defeating </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. “ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” <ul><li>Point of View: Told from Charlie, the child character in the story </li></ul><ul><li>Villain Adult: Arthur Slugworth, former Wonka employee who steals the secret recipe </li></ul><ul><li>Hero Adult: Charlie’s grandfather, who encourages Charlie’s imagination and dreams </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ James and the Giant Peach” <ul><li>Point of View: Told from James, the child character in the story who is an orphan living with his evil aunts </li></ul><ul><li>Villain Adults: James’ aunts, Spiker and Sponge, who discourage James’ imagination and desires to travel the world </li></ul><ul><li>Hero Adults: Centipede, who James meets while on his journey in the peach, as well as other characters such as the spider, the glowworm, the grasshopper, and the ladybird </li></ul>
  5. 5. “ Matilda” <ul><li>Point of View: Told from Matilda, the child character who is extremely intellectual </li></ul><ul><li>Villain Adult: Matilda’s parents, the Wormwood’s, who discourage her learning and reading books, as well as Headmistress Trunchbull, who hates children </li></ul><ul><li>Hero Adult: Miss Honey, Matilda’s teacher, who encourages her education, and provides a soft, loving example of an adult to Matlida. Matilda later wishes that Miss Honey would adopt her </li></ul>
  6. 6. You Never Really Grow Up … <ul><li>Dahl’s works are adored by children and adults alike </li></ul><ul><li>The common themes of Dahl’s works are something that everyone can identify with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Villains vs. Heroes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dahl’s writing allows adults to travel back in time to a happier, simpler time </li></ul><ul><li>Dahl’s works allow you to see things through a child’s eyes </li></ul>
  7. 7. Works Cited <ul><li>Guardian.co.UK . 2008. 22 July 2008 http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/jun/11/roalddahl </li></ul><ul><li>Man Museum . 2006. August 2006 http://www.mannmuseum.com/roald-dahl/2/ </li></ul><ul><li>Quentin Blake . 2012. February 2012 < http://www.roalddahl.com/ > </li></ul><ul><li>Kristine Howard . 1996. March 1996 http://www.roalddahlfans.com/articles.php </li></ul><ul><li>Penguin Books . 1995. April 1995. < http://www.penguin.co.uk/nf/Author/AuthorPage/0,,1000008184,00.html > </li></ul>

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