Essays Tagged: "Roald Dahl"


at at the end of their life it can be dangerous for them. In the fantastic story Matilda written by Roald Dahl, the author describes a young girl's life that is affected by lack of love and affection ...

(3 pages) 59 1 4.3 Feb/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Compare the techniques used to create tension and fear in the two stories "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens and "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl

ts his story at sunset, when the sun is disappearing, leaving the eerie glow of the moon for light. Roald Dahl sets his story at night time, at about nine o'clock when real darkness starts to set in, ... to. When we are around people like this, it makes us feel rather nervous or perturbed. This is what Roald Dahl is trying to do. He wants us to feel like that, as though we are scared of her, and he wa ...

(5 pages) 68 0 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

'The Landlady' by Roald Dahl

never manages to uncover the landlady's secret before she murders the young lad.To create suspense Roald Dahl has set the time at 9pm when darkness takes over light. As dark represents evil the mood ... spense, particularly if you're unfamiliar with the area. This is exactly what happened to Billy and Roald Dahl therefore shows this as part of a beginning of suspense.The weather is an important part ...

(7 pages) 27527 1 3.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl and the "The Red Room" by H. G. Wells build up mystery and suspense.

t have been studied are "The Red Room" by H. G. Wells written in 1896 and "The Landlady" written by Roald Dahl in 1959."The Red Room" is written in first person which creates empathy for the reader an ...

(5 pages) 28 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Short Stories Essay--Lamb to the Slaughter, The Speckled Band. Both stories compared.

there must be one main location for the story to be effective.Lamb to the Slaughter was written by Roald Dahl who is infamous for his enthralling stories, most of which are directed at a younger audi ... he use of modern language automatically gives the impression that it is written in the present day. Roald Dahl is much more famous for his stories which are directed at a younger audience, however Lam ...

(9 pages) 66 0 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Compare 'The Signalman,' by Charles Dickens, and 'Lamb to the Slaughter,' by Roald Dahl and discuss how both authors generate a sense of suspense in the stories.

s essay I will look at how the authors create and maintain a sense of suspense throughout the texts.Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1919. He was educated at a boarding school for boys. His harsh treat ...

(3 pages) 31 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Biography of Roald Dahl: Common Themes in His Writings And How They Are Reflective of Childhood Experiences.

Roald Dahl's life was almost as fantastic as his books. Dahl's patterns in his life are much like th ... of pneumonia. Pneumonia was treatable, but only if the patient was willing to fight to stay alive. Roald felt that his father's death was due to the lack of love he felt for his life, and in effect, ... hority figures. Through his writing, he attempts to escape the broken childhood that he once had.In Roald Dahl's, Matilda, the main character, Matilda, is a child genius that is rejected by his parent ...

(8 pages) 82 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Charlie and the chocloate factory

the other children are greedy and eccentric. Through the novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl showed the reader that the most deserving was not the wealthiest, strongest or biggest, b ...

(2 pages) 43 1 2.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

s called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The creative author that has written this book is named Roald Dahl. This author originally made this books genre fiction. However, since it has been around ... . His last name Teavee if you say it, it sounds like TV. Charlie Bucket I think was just created by Roald Dahl. He was not based on anything. I would definitely consider this book a classic because it ...

(3 pages) 50 0 4.3 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Lamb to the Slaughter

Mary Maloney, Roald Dahl's character and the title of his story, "Lamb to the Slaughter," are telling components o ...

(2 pages) 44 1 3.9 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Representation of the Imaginative Journey in Coleridge's Poetry, "The Wind in the Willows" and "The Wizard of Oz."

rahame, the 1939 film 'The Wizard of Oz' directed by Victor Fleming and a short story 'The Wish' by Roald DahlJourneys are physically traveling from one place to another. However journeys can consist ... assumption that a journey can help understand reality is explored in the short story "The Wish" by Roald Dahl. It is about a boy who imagines the carpet is alive with snakes and hot coals, which he h ...

(7 pages) 75 1 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A Critical Evaluation of 'Lamb to the Slaughter' by Roald Dahl

a intriguing murder story set in the 1950's America written by the well renowned children's author Roald Dahl. The plot is threaded with irony, which injects it with dark humour. In this critical eva ... ybody could contradict it instantly. This is why 'Lamb to the Slaughter' is such an enjoyable read. Roald Dahl writes in a certain way that makes you think of so many different theories that you oppos ...

(4 pages) 38 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Character analysis of "The Hitch-Hiker" by Roald Dahl.

acket with enormous pockets. In other words, he looked like a human rat. In my opinion I think that Roald Dahl describes the hitch hiker similarly to a rat so that it makes the reader assume that the ... ng to do with his hands, leading the reader to assume that he was probably a pick pocket. Yet again Roald Dahl makes the readers assume something and then surprises the reader; in this case the hitch ...

(2 pages) 20014 0 5.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Going Solo

Going solo is an autobiography written by Roald Dahl and is the sequel to Dahl's first autobiography titled "boy"� This book is about R ... 33; This book is about Roald Dahl at a young age in his life during World War 2. It starts off with Roald travelling to east Africa for his job. When he arrives in Dar Es Salaam he meets his boy (othe ... successful book.The main part of the book that I disliked was the stories that were written before Roald Dahl joined the RAF. I found this boring unfunny and to me lacked action.Summing up going solo ...

(1 pages) 7 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Charlie And The Choclate Factory

This is an exquisite book written by Roald Dahl. IT depicts a perfect childhood fantasy. This book shows glimpses of a variety of human c ...

(1 pages) 457 0 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Flying Training By Roald Dahl

"Flying Training" In this chapter Roald decides to join the army and become a pilot. To do this he most travel 600 miles from Dar es S ... examination, to see if he was fit to handle an aircraft. The only thing the doctor remarked on was Roald's height. He thought that he was too tall to fly airplanes.But that wouldn't stop Roald so the ... e went to check in with the other trainees. There were sixteen of them all together.The planes that Roald and his fellow trainees used were called Tiger Mouths, and were to Roald a very beautiful thin ...

(2 pages) 3 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Children Stories

or must some how capture the attention of the child so that the child has the will to read further. Roald Dahl has written numerous books such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches and Mat ... ng the child's attention. How is an author capable of incorporating imagination throughout a novel? Roald Dahl's novels are filled with imaginative situations, characters and devices that capture the ...

(5 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

“Lamb to the slaughter” by Ronald Dahl

"Lamb to the slaughter" by Roald Dahl is an very gripping short story combining situational irony with humor. The author captur ... tion with the tricky antics that the main character engages in to prevent her incarceration. Roald Dahl was born and raised in Llandaff, south Wales on September 13, 1916 to two Norwegian paren ... stir died, the cause of death is unclear. His mother Sofie was left a widow to raise four children, Roald and his three sisters. In his life Roald made many references to his mother, he considered his ...

(2 pages) 1569 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Roald Dahl's short story 'The Landlady' Marginalisation of women as 'damsels in distress'

n 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, po ... , with people reluctant to change their stereotyped views, despite it being clear they should.Dahl, Roald 1959. 'The Landlady' first published in Collier's magazine.

(3 pages) 6543 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Fate of Little Red Riding Hood: From Rape Victim to Champion of Women's Rights

ng overpowered and outsmarted by men.The growth of gender roles was reflected even more recently in Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf. In this version, the role of masculine and feminin ...

(6 pages) 22 1 0.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers