Matilda Topics for Discussion

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Hyperbole is a common devise used in literature, including in this novel. What is hyperbole and how is it used in Matilda? Do you find the hyperbole to be effective or would the novel be better if it were more believable?

How is Matilda treated differently than her brother? Do either of them deserve to be treated the way they are? How will Matilda's life be different from Michael's in the future?

In what ways are the characters in this novel realistic and in what ways are they simply meant to tell an interesting story? What is the difference between a well-rounded character and a caricature?

What could Matilda have done to help Miss Honey if she hadn't been able to lift the chalk with her mind?

Is Miss Trunchbull funny, or is she too cruel to be amusing?

What would it have been...

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