Ch 2: Matilda Literary Analysis

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This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the literary analysis of Matilda for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Book analysis of Matilda
  • Quotes found in the novel
  • How Matilda acquires the power of telekinesis
  • Books Matilda reads and how she is adopted
  • Figurative language and symbolism in the novel
  • The Chokey and the newt in Matilda

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Matilda Literary Analysis
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Matilda Book Analysis

1. Matilda Book Analysis

In this lesson, we will take a deeper look at Roald Dahl's 'Matilda'. We will analyze the book according to the most common story elements of character, setting, conflict, plot, and theme.

Matilda by Roald Dahl Quotes

2. Matilda by Roald Dahl Quotes

In the story 'Matilda', you'll learn what's important to characters such as Matilda, her father, Mr. Wormwood, and her mother, Mrs. Wormwood. Quotes from the story give readers a clear picture of how these characters think.

Matilda's Telekinesis: How Did Matilda Get Her Powers?

3. Matilda's Telekinesis: How Did Matilda Get Her Powers?

Imagine that you got so mad that you could make something bad happen. That's exactly what happens to Matilda - she gets so upset that she makes a glass of water tip over just by thinking about it hard enough! In this lesson, we'll look at Matilda's power to move things without touching them.

What Books Does Matilda Read?

4. What Books Does Matilda Read?

In the novel, ''Matilda,'' by Roald Dahl, Matilda Wormwood just loves to read! Read on to explore a list of books that Matilda read and their importance to her.

Was Matilda Adopted?

5. Was Matilda Adopted?

In the book 'Matilda' by Roald Dahl, Matilda has a complicated relationship with her parents. Some may wonder whether Matilda is, in fact, adopted. This lesson describes Matilda's relationship with her parents as well as Miss Honey.

Matilda Figurative Language

6. Matilda Figurative Language

'Matilda' by Roald Dahl contains several examples of figurative language. In this lesson, we will explore the meaning of figurative language, why authors use it, and two common types found throughout 'Matilda'.

The Chokey in Matilda

7. The Chokey in Matilda

In Roald Dahl's children's story, 'Matilda,' Crunchem Hall school isn't a particularly nice place to be, but the worst place to visit of all in the school is The Chokey; it makes getting sent to the principal's office a real nightmare.

Matilda Symbolism

8. Matilda Symbolism

Roald Dahl's ''Matilda'' is rife with symbolism, whether it's the the books that provide relief to Matilda, the newt that is part of Matilda's pranks, or the miracles of her telekinesis. This lesson discusses the symbolism throughout Dahl's classic book.

The Newt in Matilda

9. The Newt in Matilda

Who would guess that one slimy, icky little amphibian could change an entire story? That is just what happens with the newt in the book 'Matilda' by Roald Dahl.

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