Short Stories
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Short Stories

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Who is Roald Dahl?

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Write down two titles of Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl (1916-1990)
Popular British writer of children's books

Dahl attended boarding school & was bullied

Had wonderful holidays in Wales

Led an eccentric life (adventurer, business man, photographer, special constable in WW II, RAF pilot, worked for the British embassy, worked for MI6, journalist, writer of short stories and children's books, inventor)

Suffered plenty of hardships in life 
(terrible accident himself, terrible accident baby son, lost his daughter at a young age, is wife suffered strokes, he divorced, fell ill for a long time, had quarrels with many people)

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Roald Dahl (1916-1990)
Use of vivid imagination in stories

Use of new creative words in stories (to bibble, to bish, biffsquiggled, crodsquinkled)

Children  and the underdog are often heroes, women often "mean" characters 
(is this true? - judge after reading his short stories)

Criticized for language (books had to be reprinted) - Salman Rushdie, Queen 
Consort Camilla, Rishi Sunak have stood up for him

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These are some of his children's books. You may know some of them.
Roald Dahl: British writer (1916-1990); wrote several children's books, but also short stories.

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What is a short story?

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Go to Classroom
Find and read Worksheet Handelingsdeel 1: Short Story
Make questions of The Landlady
Save file + answers in docx.

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The Landlady
Landlady is a short story by Roald Dahl. 
The story is about the young successful businessman man, Billy Weaver, who went to a small city called Bath to do his job. Unfortunately, he gets into the wrong place which he might get into trouble. The protagonist in this story is Billy Weaver, and the antagonist is the landlady.

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Slide 10 - Video

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