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In several of his short stories, Roald Dahl uses a first person narrator. Which stories is this technique used in and how is this effective? Does it make the reader feel more involved in the events that take place? Why are why not?

Dahl uses a lot of perverse imagery and elements in some of his stories. Does this intrigue or disgust the reader? Why or why not? How does he use these elements to illustrate morals or lessons?

Many characters throughout the collection get revenge on someone who has wronged them. Using examples, explain how this is achieved and how Dahl uses this to show right from wrong.

In several stories, Dahl pits women against men. How does Dahl view the women and men in his stories? What characteristics are predominant in each gender?

Dahl uses his stories to illustrate ethics and distinguish...

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