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    The film Matilda is about a bright little girl who is born into a nuclear family who always mistreats her. Matilda had never received a proper care from her parents, but at the age of four she learned how to take care of herself. She was always left home alone while her parents would go to work, play bingo, and her older brother would go to school. While everyone was gone, Matilda would go to the library to read and rent books. The father didn’t really acknowledged Matilda except when asking for any received mailed. She has an adolescent brother who constantly taunts her and the parents sees it as an acceptable behavior. At the age of six, Matilda starts school where she makes friends and finds a loving teacher Ms. Honey. Matilda starts a new adventure along with her teacher Ms. Honey which brings a happy ending to both of them. This assessment will be looking into Matilda’s microsystem and macro-system to see what services can be provided for the child. It is to observe Matilda’s development as a child since there are many children out in the world who are being abused and neglected everyday. Matilda is a young child where there are many concerns within her family, health, safety, and development. The observation will help to see if there is any way the family can receive help before their problems gets worse than what is…

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    referred to as “The Patient”, experiences life as a new Christian. The first relatable circumstance the patient endures is his relationship with his mother. Screwtape, the senior demon writes to his nephew Wormwood, telling him to make the Patient think only of what mistakes are made by his mother, while neglecting to ponder his own sinful…

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    Wormwood believed that the “patient” was coming out of his “religious phase”, but Screwtape knew this “dryness” the human was experiencing is just a natural part of human life. “The dryness and dulness through which your patient is now going are not, as you fondly suppose, your workmanship; they are merely a natural phenomenon which will do us no good unless you make a good use of it” (12). Wormwood’s uncle is explaining that the “Laws of Undulation” is experienced in each human life and is not…

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    The Screwtape Letters Literary Analysis The Screwtape letters is a satire written by C.S. Lewis is a classic British literature novel in which many of the themes present are still used today. The letters are about two devils named Screwtape and Wormwood who are trying to steer a man whom they call “The Patient” away from believing in Christianity. Wormwood uses techniques to sway the beliefs of the patient like pointing out hypocrisy in the church. Wormwood and Screwtape also point out some…

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    In The Landlady, Roald Dahl, the author, used five unusually words that consist of, brisk, congenial, conjured, rapacious, and compulsion. Brisk has an origin of French and English. The meaning of brisk is the same as, active, fast, and/or energetic. In the story Roald had said “He walked briskly down the street,” so he was saying that Billy was walking quickly or fast down the street. The next word that he used was congenial, which means, pleasant because of a personality, qualities, or…

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    in their lives. In Matilda, the conflict of family relationships is demonstrated by Miss Honey and Matilda Wormwood struggling to bond with their families, as neither are happy around them. First, Miss Jennifer Honey struggles to get along with her Aunt Agatha Trunchbull. In an interview with Dahl, he stated, ¨I find that the…

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    love. The two selections are The Wizard of Oz by Victor Fleming and Matilda by Roald Dahl. Dorothy and Matilda, protagonists imagined in different centuries, come to recognize the value of love and family over the illusory world of imagination, a contrast emphasized by the ironic use of darkness and light. Dorothy and Matilda,…

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    Adversity In Matilda

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    Matilda: Overcoming Adversity Through Education “Matilda” brightened theaters in 1996 and has since continued to leave a lasting impression. Born to neglectful parents, Matilda (Mara Wilson) is a bright child who at an early age was left with no other option than to find her independence. Her father (Danny DeVito), a crooked car salesman and her mother Zinnia (Rhea Perlman) an avid bingo attender, constantly ignore her. Left home alone all day, Matilda develops a love for reading and knowledge…

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    The movie I focused on was Matilda, a 1996 American film that was directed by Danny DeVito. The movie is about a bright little girl by the name of Matilda. She was born into a very unusual family that didn't care about her. Her family included her father, mother and brother, the Wormwoods. Matilda was forced to stay home till the age of 6, while she was home she learns to do many things on her own, by the age of four she had read all the magazines in her house and was ready for bigger…

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