Roald Dahl Essay Topics

Roald Dahl’s short story ‘The Landlady’

‘A frequent representation of women in literature is the role of the damsel in distress’ Respond to this statement by referring to the character of the landlady in the short story of the same name. Women are often portrayed as a damsel in distress in literature. This stereotype affects our reading of Roald Dahl’s short… View Article

“The BFG” (Big Friendly Giant) Book Report

They are also resourceful, child-like, and kind. The BFG is the only giant in his homeland who does not eat humans because he thinks that would be inhumane. He would rather eat disgusting vegetables than take another life. He also is resourceful in that he uses his job as dream catcher to enlist the help… View Article

Character analysis of “The Hitch-Hiker” by Roald Dahl

The hitch hiker’s appearance was described as a small ratty faced man with grey teeth, rat like eyes, slightly pointed ears, wearing a cloth hat, greyish coloured jacket 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… View Article

A Biography of Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl’s life was almost as fantastic as his books. Dahl’s patterns in his life are much like the patterns in his novels. He made a clear connection with the tragedies that his characters are faced with. One theme that is apparent in most of Dahl’s work is the use of cruelty by authority figures… View Article

‘The Landlady’ by Roald Dahl

‘The Landlady’ is a short story about a young lad called Billy travelling to Bath on a business trip. He arrives in Bath in the evening and looks for accommodation. Bath was an unfamiliar place to Billy so he was unsure of the area. Billy was guided by a porter who recommended the ‘Bell and… View Article