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The Author: Roald Dahl Mini Biography : Date of birth: 13.09.1916 in Wales, of Norwegian parents Date of death: 23.11.1990 Roald Dahl was a famous short story writer who became one of the most successful and beloved children's writers of all time . His books are mostly fantasy, and full of imagination. They are always a little cruel, but never without humour - a thrilling mixture of the grotesque and comic. A frequent motif is, that people are not, what they appear to be.
Biblioghraphy He wrote two novels , two autobiographies , nineteen children's books , and many short story collections , the most notable being Kiss Kiss , Switch Bitch , The Witches , Beware of the Dog, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Someone Like You, Sweet Mystery Of Life, Ghost Stories. <ul><li>[1988 interview with Todd McCormack] </li></ul><ul><li>When you're writing it is no good having people who are ordinary , because they are not going to interest your readers at all. </li></ul><ul><li>Every writer in the world has to use the characters that have something interesting about them and this is even more true in children's books. </li></ul><ul><li>- I find that the only way to make my characters really interesting to children is to </li></ul><ul><li>exaggerate all their good or bad qualities , and so if a person is nasty or bad </li></ul><ul><li>or cruel, you make them very nasty, very bad, very cruel . </li></ul><ul><li>If they are ugly, you make them extremely ugly. </li></ul><ul><li>That, I think, is fun and makes an impact. </li></ul>
Short stories collection of the Strange and Mysterious Dahl began writing adult short stories for magazines such as Ladies Home Journal , Harper's , Playboy and The New Yorker . These stories had a dark sense of humor and a surprise ending was marked his style. His stories also brought him three Edgar Awards - in 1954 for the collection Someone Like You (1953), in 1959 for the story The Landlady ; and in 1980 for the episode of Tales of the Unexpected based on his story Skin . Tales of the Unexpected (1979) was Dahl’s short story collection which was adapted to a successful TV series of the same name.
The Landlady Characters <ul><li>Billy Weaver is a 17 year old boy </li></ul><ul><li>Christopher Mullholland is a guest at the Bed and Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>Gregory Temple is also a guest at the Bed and Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>The Landlady is a suspicious character and also the owner of the Bed and Breakfast. </li></ul>
Setting <ul><li>The setting is in Bed and Breakfast in Bath England. </li></ul>
The plot and its conflict <ul><li>The conflict is that Billy is looking for a cheap place to stay and when he found one the owner had stuffed her pets and the two men that had signed the guest book were missing. Billy was the only guest there. </li></ul>
Foreshadowing <ul><li>Signs of foreshadowing. </li></ul><ul><li>The landlady stuffed her parrot and her dog </li></ul><ul><li>There was no one there except for Billy and two men who disappeared. </li></ul>
Exploring the story ♥ A list of tasks Part 1 Comprehension list ♥ Part 2 Question list Part 3 Quotes and essay writing Part 4 Glossary section ♥ ♥ Part 5 Grammar section ♥ Part 6 Map of events ♥
The End <ul><li>We hope you enjoyed our presentation about Roald Dahl on the Landlady!!!!! </li></ul>
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