• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

"The Landlady"

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Paige Bauer 5th Period September 8, 2005 "The Landlady" In the short story "The Landlady," Roald Dahl's use of foreshadowing prepared readers well for the end of the story. He used hints such as describing the outside of the bed and breakfast, giving details of the entry and the bedroom, and also telling the readers about the living room. To begin, Dahl used the outside of the bed and breakfast as a use of foreshadowing. The sign was described to be distinctive. It was portrayed to be luring the boy inside. Dahl used the opening of the door as a hint also. ...read more.

Middle

This was meant to make the lady seem like she was waiting for someone soon, since the bottle was still warm to keep the bed heated. There was also the guest book that had only two other entries. One was Chris Muholland and the other was Gregory Temple. These names sounded familiar to the boy and led to his curiosity of who they were. When the boy remembered where he saw the names before, which was in the newspaper claiming they were missing, it revealed that the men were in the bed and breakfast before they went missing. ...read more.

Conclusion

The tea was finally used as a clue. The lady gave the boy some tea that tasted of bitter almonds. The use of this information declared that something was in the tea to make it have an odd taste. These clues helped the reader realize that the boy was not going to be leaving that place again. Roald Dahl used good hints in this story to foreshadow the ending. Some clues were easy to catch, others you had to think about, but that's what made the story appealing. It breaks it down well by letting you think at the beginning, and then having it all come together in the end. He used his techniques well, and used foreshadowing well through the entire story. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Roald Dahl section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Roald Dahl essays

  1. How does Roal Dahl create unease and tension in 'The Landlady'

    It is unusual for a woman of her age, to have red fingernails. There seems to be something deceptive about her hands. Billy notices these facts about her hands, when she is preparing him a cup of tea. This could signify that she is doing something to the tea.

  2. Analytical essay on Roald Dahl's 'The Landlady'.

    Because of the dark, empty streets and cold weather, Billy feels intimidated and his eagerness to find some lodgings were magnified, so the cozy boarding house seems so appealing and tempting. It is almost a bit like Hanson and Gretel, where the children's biggest mistake is giving in to their temptation and allowing themselves to the house made of candy.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work