The Twits Themes & Motifs

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Bearded men cannot be trusted

Bearded men cannot be trusted, argues Roald Dahl in The Twits. The narrator stresses this early on. The narrator directly addresses the reader early in the novel, and states that there are many bearded men around these days and so must be taken carefully.

The narrator wonders why so many men have grown these beards. The narrator believes it is either because they are trying to hide something, and also wonders how often these beards are cleaned. The narrator directly tells the reader to be cautious around bearded men. The narrator goes on to reveal Mr. Twit is one such bearded man who cannot be trusted.

Mr. Twit, it is revealed, has grown his beard to hide his true nature. He hopes that the beard will make him look wise and grand, when in reality, he is cruel and small. This directly...

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