Essay on Roald Dahl

  • Category: Literature, Writers,
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  • Published: 17 May 2021
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Roald Dahl is a well-known author whose books have enthralled children and adults alike for decades. Many of his novels have been turned into movies, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and James and the Big Peach, both of which you might have seen. Roald Dahl's use of foreshadowing is eerie, and his books have sold more than 250 million copies around the world.

“His skin was just like a baby’s.” This quote foreshadows what is about to happen in the Bed and Breakfast in a scary way. “No, thank you,” Billy said. The tea tasted faintly of bitter almonds,”. Another eerie foreshadow in this quote is that the tea contains poison, which is later discovered in the novel. The taste of bitter almonds gives it away. Also The landLady needs to kill the men without leaving a single mark or blemish on their bodies because she wants to stuff and exhibit them, just as she has done with her dogs, which is why she has picked poison. Roald Dahl's use of foreshadowing, we can infer, induces a sense of dread.

“It’s all ready for you, my dear,” she said.” This quote is a perfect example of linguistic irony. With a little foreshadowing, it helps to generate confusion among the readers.This suggests to the reader that she is not only referring to a couple of days of bed and breakfast, but also that the LandLady is trying to relay a message to the reader.

“Personally, I think it’s right here on the premises.” “Probably right under our very noses. What you think, Jack?”In this quote Roald Dahl shows dramatic irony.  He does this to create confusion among the characters.  With Mary Maloneys murder right in there face Dahl uses this scene to create confusion among characters. 

When Billy enters the Bed and breakfast, the landlady greets him with creepy friendliness, saying, "We have it all to ourselves." “Smiling at him over her shoulder as she led the way upstairs,” the Landlady says. The landlady seems to be really sweet in this scene, which sets a sinister tone. Overall we can conclude that Roald Dahl's use of Irony creates confusion among the readers.


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