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Theme Of The Witches By Roald Dahl

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The Witches By: Roald Dahl Introduction The Witches, is a children fantasy horror novel written by the British writer Roald Dahl. It was published in 1983 by Jonathan Cape in London, with illustrations by Quentin Blake. This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny, imaginative tale of a seven- year- old boy that has run with real life witches. Summary A seven- year- old British boy moves in with his Norwegian grandmother after his parents are killed in a car accident. The boy and his grandmother are great friends. The boy’s grandmother is a good story teller. She tells him stories about witches, which she says are awful creatures that chase and kill human children. And tells him how to recognize them so, he will be safe from them. Aside from the distinguishing characteristics which are they have bald heads, which they hide with wigs, clawed hands, that…show more content…
It shows how important a family is, that should be valued and kept. Motivation takes place in the story, though the boy is faced with circumstances he never stops believing in the possibility of a good life and together with his grandmother believe that they can change the world for better. The love and comfort they give to one another seems to spur this belief. Dahl’s definitions of witches as women speak badly about women and shows unfair judgement about gender. It criticized the women as if most of them are evil and sinner which also compared to Eva. This may be the weakness of this book. Dahl also used the ugliness of witches to communicate about standards of beauty for western women who may be seen as prescriptive or biasing to some critic. Witchcraft and magic are often see in opposition to organize religion which it maybe affects the religions of other groups. It also influences the children to be afraid to women as it was stated that witches are all
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