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All Of Roald Dahl's Stories You Have Studied Contain An Unusual Character. Write About The Ways Dahl Presents Any Two Or Three Of These Characters To The Reader - Foundation Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Wales. He spent his first fifteen years of his life writing for adults. However, he's more famous for his children's stories. Dahl said "a little nonsense now and then is cherished by the widest man". He meant that everyone needs a little fun in their lives. Most people didn't know that Dahl scripted the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice, and co-wrote the 1968 film of another Ian Fleming book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Also Dahl's popularity with children and adults alike is enduring and in a recent poll he beat JK Rowling to the accolade of Britain's favourite author. Dahl's stories are so popular that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have been made into films several times. Mrs. Maloney - Lamb to the slaughter At the start of the story Mrs. ...read more.


This shows that she is trying to convince herself that she wasn't responsible for her actions. It is too fantastical that unordinary, loving housewife would be able to commit such an act., it wasn't her who killed Mr. Maloney. When she sees her husband on the ground, her action was automatic. She felt all the old love and longing come back and her emotions were real. After she rings the police and they arrive, she acts like the devoted loving wife she was at the start. Mrs. Maloney acts smart and sophisticated style towards the end of the story. Knowing that the officers would be hungry she offers the lamb to them. She knew that they wouldn't refuse as her husband were good friends with them. "Good friends of dear Patrick". Right at the end of the story Mary Maloney giggles to herself knowing that she got away with what she's done and will never get caught. Carlos - Man From The South In the beginning Carlos is portrayed as an unusual, but pleasant person. He is dressed differently from everyone else. ...read more.


She then explains the reason why they were in Jamaica and what he's done. She knows his ways and guessed right that he bet a car. At this point the readers are thinking how she knows this. Towards the end she explains that she herself was one of his victims. "As a matter of fact I myself won it all from him a long while ago." Conclusion The man from the south is more unusual than Mary Maloney in land for slaughter. This is because at the start of the story it seems normal and set in a realistic place. It only starts to get weird after they make the bet Carlos asks for his fingers if he loses. The story is better than Lamb For Slaughter because its written in first person, it makes the reader seems they are in the story. Roald Dahl makes the story more exciting by counting down the time the man flicked the lighter. The end of the story makes it more unusual because the reader would never expect his wife to one of his victims, losing three fingers. ?? ?? ?? ?? Kelsey Gutierrez English Language ...read more.

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