Matilda is a wonderful story written by Roald Dahl about an amazingly gifted girl named Matilda, born to horrible parents.Matilda is a child prodigy.By the age of one and a half her speech was perfect and she knew as many words as most grown-ups. By the time she was three she had taught herself to read by studying newspapers and magazines that lay around the house.At the age of four she could read fast and well and at age of five-and-a-half she’s knocking off double-digit multiplication problems and reading Dickens.
But everything was not perfect in Matilda’s world.For starters, her parents showed no interest at all in Matilda’s extraordinary abilities. Matilda’s parents loved her less gifted brother more than her and are constantly yelling at her, calling her names, and ripping up her books. Then there’s Ms. Trunchbull and well she is the worst of all.She is the headmistress of Crunchem Hall Primary School -the school Matilda goes to.She is a big bully who thinks all her pupils are rotten and dislikes Matilda the most.
Roald Dahl has an amazing method of using humor to keep the reader interested in his book.To accomplish this, he uses humorous descriptions full of hilarious similes and metaphors that develop amazingly strong and imaginative imagery in the mind of the reader. Dahl’s style is one of very precise, descriptive diction. However, he uses a difficult vocabulary for children, but one they could still be able to understand using context cluesOverall it is an absolute fun read you can’t help but fall in love with Matilda endearing character.
To know about the happenings please read this famous book by Roald Dahl. This book is one of my favourites because it is an inspirational story that tells children that they should trust their abilities, fight back and face the challenges in their lives.