The BFG Themes & Motifs

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Bravery

Bravery is an important theme in The BFG. The characters of Sophie and the BFG are used to illustrate Dahl’s thoughts on bravery. It is their acts of bravery that lead to great changes in their lives.

The first act of bravery in the book is Sophie’s stealing quietly from her bed in the orphanage to close the curtains. While doing so, she stops to take a peak outside. Simply getting out of her bed at night requires Sophie to be brave since the orphanage strictly prohibits children from being out of bed after lights out. Children in the orphanage are punished for breaking rules by being locked in the dark cellar full of rats. But, Sophie doesn’t just get out of bed, dash to the window, and then dive back into bed. Instead, she pauses at the window to look out at...

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