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The analogy of the factory as a symbol of communism, a criticism directed at Dahl's other novels such as James and the Giant Peach,2 is prevalent throughout the book. Charlie's father Mr Bucket, for example, is the epitome of the poor worker in a capitalist system; "however hard he worked.... [he] was never able to buy one half of the things that so large a family needed."3 When the competition is announced, Grandpa George declares that the people who will win the tickets "are the ones who can afford to buy bars of chocolate every day;"4 in other words, children in stereotypically capitalist families.
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At the end of "The Bloodbottler", it is comprehensible that the BFG and Sophie are going to hatch a plan to prevent the other giants from eating any more children and make them vanish, sparking the plot of the remainder of the story. What Characters are being presented? As previously recognized, the chapter introduces another giant on a more personal scale with Sophie and with the reader, than in "The Giants" (Chapter 5). The Bloodbottler is a 'gruesome sight'. A deep and imaginative description is given by Dahl on page 45; "...round and squashy-looking.
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Every day when I returned from school I knew that I would have to face reading a chapter of a book. During school when we had tutorial, the teacher set us some work and told us to get on with it. While doing that she picked on some people to read to her. There was a chair beside her and her book saying what she thought of the classes reading. Near the bottom there was me and there used to be a note saying that I read in one tone of voice all the time and read really fast.
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In the second book, Sunwing, Shade is determined to find his father, and together with other elders of the colony, they all set out in search of Cassiel. The move further south and on their journey, Shade discovers a large building which houses a huge, man-made forest. Without thinking Shade quickly enters the building, not realising that it is a one-way entrance. The building is home to thousands of different bats, and it is as warm as a summer night.
- Word count: 885