Saturday, February 23, 2019
The Landlady Essay
The Landlady analyze The landlady is she a normal bath B&B owner or a psychotic, sinister, visitor stuffing murderer? The Landlady sees from her physical appearance a sweet, middle aged woman who lives alone running her B&B. She seemed frightfully nice. These are the inner thoughts of Billy Weaver, when he first meets the Landlady. Roald Dahl is a very good and clever author, and he uses a clever regularity to make us feel so suspicious of the Landlady, he contradicts himself when he describes the Landlady and when Billy describes her. He gives her a sinister edge, He pressed the bell- and forbidden she poppedIt made him jump. simply when billy is thinking close the landlady we can clearly see that in his opinions she is just a sweetheart. After all, she not single was harmlessthere was no question about thatbut she was similarly quite obviously a kind and generous soul. On the other hand, Roald Dahl makes us very suspicious of the Landlady, making her say offensive an d sinister things all the time, but unfortunately for Billy he doesnt pick on them. There wasnt a blemish on his body The main thing he uses is the landladys dialogue it actually alerts the reader to the evil lurking within her.One of my favourite things that Roald Dahl does is make the Landlady seem very secure in what she is assaying once she has drunk the tea. Like the remarks about the people in the house. Before he had sipped the tea, she says We have it all to ourselves But when she knows he has had the poison in the tea she says things like But my unspoiled boy, he never left. Hes Mr Mulholland is still here. Mr Temple is excessively here. Theyre on the fourth floor, both of them together. Another thing I like is the interrupting when Billy is so close to finding out the truth. flat wait a minute, he said. Wait just a minute. Mulholland . . . Christopher Mulholland . . . wasnt that the name of the Eton schoolboy who was on a walking tour through the wolfram Country, and consequently all of a sudden . . . Milk? she said. And sugar? Yes, please. And then all of a sudden . . . Eton schoolboy? she said. Oh no, my dear, that cant possibly be right, because my Mr Mulholland was certainly not an Eton schoolboy when he came to me. The Landlady is a great book and I really enjoyed reading it because it has this rather dark and sinister edge that I look for in all the books I read.