Essay Topic 1
In what way is Matilda's situation at the beginning of the book serious and traumatic? Despite the serious subject matter, how does Dahl keep the book lighthearted? What statement does the story make about difficult childhoods?
Essay Topic 2
How do books help Matilda? In what way do the books she reads reflect her own life?
Essay Topic 3
How important is the tone of the book to its content? How would a less friendly, less melancholic tone change the story?
Essay Topic 4
In what way are Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood bad parents? What makes a good parent?
Essay Topic 5
Why has the book "Matilda" been so popular with children? Why do children seem to relate to the story so well?
Essay Topic 6
How should adults deal with highly intelligent children? What mistakes do the adults make in dealing with Matilda? What problems are there in the way...
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