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Roald Dahl!

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jenna mark

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Roald Dahl by Jenna Mark rgdf Childhood - Born September 13, 1916 in Llandaff, Wales

- Only son of a second marriage

- Raised by a single mother

Education - Attended Llandaff Cathedral School until
the age of 9

- Began attending St. Peters Boarding School
at age 9

- Did not continue past primary education Adult Life - Worked as a salesman for Shell

- Signed with the Royal Air at age 23

- Met CS Forester in 1942 Career - Focused on adult novels the first 15 years
- First works were articles in the Saturday
Evening Post
- Began writing children's books because of his
own children
- Several best-sellers
- Died November 23, 1990 at age 74
Works - Matilda
- The BFG
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Matilda Conflict - Her Parents
- The Trunchbull The BFG Theme - Don't judge a book by it's cover
- Anyone can overcome his or her
circumstances Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory Characterization - Charlie Bucket

- Grandpa Joe "I'm big, you're small" (Dahl 40) Works Cited

Dahl, Roald. The BFG. New York: Knopf, 1993. Print.

---. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. New York: Puffin, 1998.


---. Matilda. New York, NY: Puffin, 1998. Print.

Hodgkins, Hope Howell. "White Blossoms and Snozzcumbers:

Alternative Sentimentalities in the Giants of Oscar Wilde

and Roald Dahl." CEA Critic 65.1 (Fall 2002): 41-49. Rpt.

In Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Thomas J.

Schoenberg and Lawrence J. Trudeau. Vol. 173. Detroit:

Gale, 2006. Literature Resource Center. Web. 4 Apr. 2011. Works Cited Cont.

Jaafar, Hannah. "Matilda by Roald Dahl: Literary Analysis"

Bookstove Books, Literature. 7 Mar. 2011. Web. 30 Mar. 2011.

"Roald Dahl Biography." Roald Dahl - The Official Web Site. Roald

Dahl Nominee Limited, n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2011.

Thilk, Chris. "Critical Analysis: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate

Factory" Word Press. Automattic, 30 Jan. 2004. Web. 28

Mar. 2011. Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory Characterization Cont. Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory Characterization Cont. - Mike Teevee

- Willy Wonka * lacks definition
* relatable
* "hope glutton" (Thilk) - Augustus Gloop

- Veruca Salt

- Violet Beauregarde * playfulness within age
*feeds Charlie's imagination * enormous and gluttonous
* disobediant * bratty and demanding
* controlling * obnoxious and compulsive
* defiant * rude
* addicted * extravogant and animated
* light-hearted and sarcastic
* enabling "Me gobbling up human beans! This I never!" (Dahl 28)
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