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Danny the Champion of the World
Transcript of Danny the Champion of the World
video! It will tell you all the basic things you need to know about characters, plot, and setting. Lets talk repetition! "My father, without the slightest doubt was the most marvelous and exciting father any boy ever had" (8).
"What I have been trying so hard to tell you all along is simply that my father, without the slightest doubt, was the most marvelous and exciting father any boy ever had" (196). What does
it mean? When I was reading this book, the repetition of this line proved to me that the story was supposed to be about the relationship between Danny and his father. The message isn't very subtle because a little kid has to be able to figure it out. Even if it isn't very subtle, the idea of the book being about their relationship is important. This idea is what led me to analyze the book the way I did. Let's talk
setting. Versus The filling station, workshop, and gypsy caravan are Danny's home. They are part of the safe haven that his father has created for him. "I really loved living in that old gypsy caravan" (7).
"Most wonderful of all was the feeling that when I went to sleep, my father would still be there, very close to me" (7).
"before I could walk, the workshop was my playroom" (14) Danny doesn't invite his friends over because he doesn't feel comfortable having them be part of the private world he shares with his father. This where all the small adventures take place.
Reminds me of real life. It is also where Danny learns how to be a mechanic.
This is like in the real world when kids learn valuable life skills before going off into the real world. Hazell's Wood represents the "real world." Hazell's Woods is mysterious, scary, and exciting, just like the "real world" is to a little kid. The Wood provides big adventure (pheasant poaching) as opposed to small adventure.
This is similar to the way that the "real world" offers big adventures in real life. Danny is anxious to go into the real world (just like real kids).
However, he still needs the support and guidance of his father (just like real kids). Let's talk violence. Episodes of violence in this story prove how much Danny and his dad need each other. Victor Hazell threatens to beat Danny if he gets fingerprints on the paint job of his Rolls Royce. Danny's dad tells him to stay away from his son and banishes him from the filling station.
This exemplifies how Danny needs his dad to protect him and take care of him. Danny's dad falls into a pit and breaks his leg. Danny braves the dark, scary woods and comes to rescue him.
Danny's dad sometimes needs Danny as much as Danny needs him.
Danny is willing to do anything for his dad. Captain Lancaster beats Danny at school. Danny's dad wants to go and get revenge, but Danny stops him.
Danny and his dad need each other.
The both care about each other a lot.
They do a good job living in harmony and balancing each other. The Title Proves Everything! The title isn't about pheasants or poaching.
It's taken from something that Danny's dad told him.
This proves that the relationship between Danny and his father is the most important thing in the story. To recap . . .
Literary analysis of Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl proves that the book is a story about the relationship between a boy and his father. The End!