The BFG Setting

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The Orphanage

The novel begins at the orphanage where Sophie lives. The orphanage is located in a village in England. Sophie is in her dormitory where she and the other children are supposed to be asleep. Dahl doesn’t go into great detail about the orphanage except to say that it’s run by a horrible woman who locks the children in the cellar as punishment. The cellar is dark and filled with rats. The orphanage seems to be a lonely place for Sophie. She never mentions missing any of the other children who live there, leading the reader to believe she doesn’t have any friends at the orphanage.

Giant Country

After the BFG snatches Sophie from the orphanage, he takes her to Giant Country. It is described as being a wasteland. The ground is yellow and very flat. There is a huge mountain there that appears to...

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