An African Story by Roald Dahl

In An African Story by Roald Dahl we have the theme of revenge, hate, conflict, control and guilt. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is a frame narrative and after reading the story the reader realises that Dahl may be exploring the theme of revenge. The old man has not let go of what Judson has […]

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The Way Up to Heaven by Roald Dahl

In The Way Up to Heaven by Roald Dahl we have the theme of control, connection, escape, fear, freedom and change. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Dahl may be exploring the theme of control. Mrs Foster […]

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The Landlady by Roald Dahl

In The Landlady by Roald Dahl we have the theme of appearance, identity, acceptance, loneliness, innocence and conflict. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Dahl may be exploring the theme of appearance. Not everything is as it […]

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The Sound Machine by Roald Dahl

In The Sound Machine by Roald Dahl we have the theme of obsession, instability, fear and dedication. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Dahl may be exploring the theme of obsession. Klausner spends his entire time with […]

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Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl

In Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl we have the theme of acceptance, gender roles, deceit, change and control. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Dahl may be exploring the theme of acceptance. Mary accepts what […]

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