Essays Tagged: "Matilda"


hat are so smart that 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 ... er in 1993 the climate was starting to get hot and the Wormwood family didn't pay much attention to Matilda and her incredible abilities. The local color and verisimilitude of the setting consists in ...

(3 pages) 59 1 4.3 Feb/1997

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

True and false values in the Guy De Maupassant's story "The diamond necklace"

values in her life. She loves money, jewels, but not people. Throughout the story the main heroine Matilda Loisel makes a number of ironic discoveries. One night she goes to the ball and, pretending ... uty to pay for one night of triumph, and at the end to find out that the necklace wasn't even real. Matilda is as fake as the necklace she borrowed from her friend, and she gets punished for that.Only ...

(5 pages) 75 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

False Pride in The Necklace

In Mauassant's essay, The Necklace Matilda Loisel borrowed a necklace from a rich friend, Mrs Forestier, so that she would not present ...

(2 pages) 48 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Irony of the Necklace

During the course of Guy de Maupassant's short story "The Necklace," the main character, Matilda Loisel, makes a number of ironic discoveries. In addition, there are other discoveries that ... a number of ironic discoveries. In addition, there are other discoveries that the reader makes but Matilda does not. The discovery that forms the story's climax concerns the true nature of the neckla ... Forestier. However, this is perhaps not the most important lesson of this story.As the story opens, Matilda, a young lower middle-class wife who desires to join in upper class, is invited to a high-so ...

(2 pages) 53 0 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"The Necklace" by Maupassant vs "The Story of an Hour" by Chopin.

their independence and the endings of their stories are both triumphant, tragic and ironic.Both Matilda Loisel and Mrs. Mallard feel like they have been cheated by life. Mathilde suffers from her ... the Loisel's unnecessary sacrifice. We have no way of knowing if Mrs. Forestier was able to refund Matilda's money. But would it matter? Ten years of Matilda's life have been robbed -- and for what? ...

(4 pages) 92 0 4.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparative essay on the novels Castle of Otranto and The Wasp Factory

he major characters are controlled by the past. Manfred pays for his grandfather's sins. Conrad and Matilda die, paying for their father's sins. Elaborating on Matilda, she believes that her destiny i ... uaded] that somehow or other my destiny is linked with something relating to him" (41). Tragically, Matilda believed her fate was tied to Alfonso's statue and that was where she was stabbed: "Matilda, ...

(7 pages) 30 0 1.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Critically analyse the treatment of the sexually sublime in 'Zofloya' and 'The Monk'

il prioress. There are many similarities between these works and as Dacre was better known as 'Rosa Matilda' this seems to pronounce her as a character sprung full blown from the pages of The Monk.The ... fantasises about copulating with a painting of the Virgin) breaks his vow of celibacy to succumb to Matilda's temptations, commit incest, rape, matricide and murder. A villain's blasphemies render his ...

(6 pages) 42 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Miriam Dixson's The Real Matilda

The Real Matilda: Women and Identity in Australia, 1788 to the Present written by Miriam Dixson and published ...

(8 pages) 31 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Comparison and Contrast "You Touched Me" D.H. Lawrence and "The Boarding House" from James Joyce

the devotion of emotion is unilateral. In "You Touched Me", Hadrian "shan't forget" (Lawrence 423) Matilda's touch even though he knew "it was a mistake" (Lawrence 423), whereas Matilda was more bias ... devoted relationship, each story provides one sufficiently detailed accident. In "You Touched Me", Matilda accidentally entered Hadrian's room, "leaned over the bed and stirred her fingers over the l ...

(5 pages) 29 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Change the ending to one of the short stories. I chose 'The Necklace' by Guy de Maupassant

"Oh! My poor Matilda! But mine was imitation. It was worth at the very most five hundred francs! . . . ""How coul ... orth at the very most five hundred francs! . . . ""How could you possibly say that Mme?!" exclaimed Matilda with anger."Well - unfortunately it is not - and I was sure you knew that the necklace was w ... old my house, I gave away everything so I could pay off your "fancy" necklace!""I don't understand, Matilda! How could you possibly assume that I bought this necklace for that price, I don't know how ...

(3 pages) 15 0 2.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Children Stories

r. Roald Dahl has written numerous books such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches and Matilda whereby imagination plays a key role in capturing the child's attention. How is an author ca ... late couldn't have that affect or the earth would be over populated with billions of mice. Finally, Matilda, is also filled with many scenes of imagination. For example, when Matilda is in class she i ...

(5 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Sleep Paralysis

(1 pages) 627 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Belonging in society - How have the texts Migrant Hostel, 10 Mary Street, Matilda and Dorothy Counts shaped your understanding of belonging in society?

Dorothy Counts taken in the 1960s during the time of the Civil Rights Movement in America, the film Matilda directed by Danny DeVito, two literary texts of Migrant Hostel and 10 Mary Street by Peter S ... pbringing which reinforces upon the connection of belonging between the poet and his house.The film Matilda directed by Danny DeVito is based on a young girl, Matilda, who unfortunately was raised int ...

(5 pages) 33 0 5.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Strife of an Independent Spirit in establishing her individuality- in Matilda

re has been treated in uniformly the same way in the book as in its adaptation as a film. The novel Matilda written by Roald Dahl was published in the year 1988. It was made into an adaptation as a fi ... young audience but it is Danny DeVito's excellent direction and Mara Wilson's (playing the role of Matilda) extraordinary acting that has brought out the complex issues present underneath the apparen ...

(10 pages) 0 0 0.0 Mar/2012

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparative Study of Innocence in Two Women and Mr. Pip

of a child's innocence through the external corruption and impacts of war. Using a child character, Matilda, to provide the naïve narration within the novel, allows the concept of innocence, both ... bout the problems of others or questioning the world around her. The use of "we" also suggests that Matilda is not alone in this innocent way of thinking, but instead shows that everyone she has been ...

(5 pages) 1 0 0.0 Jul/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature


Matilda the musicalIntroductionA musical play is an adaptation of an original script using music, so ... f an original script using music, songs and choreography, together with spoken dialogue and acting. Matilda the musical is based on the children's novel written by Roald Dahl. The musical was written ... al was written by Dennis Kelly and co-authored by Tim Minchin who composed the music and the lyrics.Matilda the musical is about an extraordinary young girl called Matilda, who tremendously love readi ...

(6 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama