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  • The Conflict Of Family Relationships In Roald Dahl's 'Matilda'

    needed 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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  • Athena Matilda Nadalin: The Leadership Selfie

    The Leadership Selfie Athena Nadalin 1. Who are you… really? My full name is Athena Matilda Nadalin. My middle name comes from my grandmother’s middle name. I have 3 half sisters, Brittany, Charlotte and Jessica. They are all off to university (Western, University of British Columbia, and Boston University) so I live with my mom and dad. I have hair that’s basically a mix of every colour; it’s also ridiculously thick. I have blue eyes and am slightly taller than I wish I was, but I can’t…

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  • Poetic Techniques In Banjo Patterson's Waltzing Matilda

    journalist and author. Most of his ballads focused on the Australian way of life in the outback. He has produced many well-known ballads such as “The Man from Snowy River “and “Clancy of the Overflow” also his infamous ballad “Waltzing Matilda”. “Waltzing Matilda” was originally created in 1895 and the title is Australian slang for ‘going walkabout with your swag’. The ballad narrates the story of a lonely, wondering worker or swagman preparing a drink of billy tea at a bush camp in outback…

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  • Role Models In Matilda And High School High

    Growing up as a 90s baby, my two favorite movies were “Matilda” and “High School High.” They both have great attributes which depict a teacher’s behavior, that there is teacher who really care, and are willing to go above and beyond to help their student in reaching the highest level of success. It also shows that not all teacher is willing to be role models and just doing it for a steady pay check. First let me elaborate on Matilda being that this was kids from the elementary school, was an…

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  • Matilda Bullwinkel: The Nurse Who Changed My Life

    ‘Where there are men fighting, there are always nurses.” This was said by my good friend, Sister Florence Syer- God rest her soul. Anyway, hello, my name is Matilda Bullwinkel, and I used to be a nurse back in the late 1900s, World War Two. This war began on the 1st of September 1939 and ended in 1945- the same war that changed my life forever. I was 26 years old when all the Australian women (including me) volunteered and joined the only women’s service that existed at that time, the…

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  • The Negative Ramifications Of Migration In Mister Pip By Lloyd Jones

    only ever negatively effects Matilda. She either has to deal with the negative ramifications of migration or experiences horrors and events first hand that leads to her own negative migration. The first time that Matilda experiences the negative ramifications of migration is when she reflects upon her father’s moving to Australia and his transformation into a “white” man. This occurs when Mr. Watts and the children begin to save Great Expectations from extinction and Matilda connects with…

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  • Laurie Halse Anderson's Fever 1793

    something more symbolic and explain your rationale. The book “Fever 1793” is written by Laurie Halse Anderson. Anderson chose “Fever 1793” as the title because it told us the story through a girl called Matilda. Matilda is constantly struggling through the deadly epidemic; Yellow fever. When Matilda was invited to a tea party, her mother yelled, “The fever!” (Anderson 53). Consequently, Colette fainted due to overheating. Matilda’s mother rushed over and aided Colette and realize it was the…

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  • Matilda's Emotional Development

    Despite Matilda’s awful upbringing, she has the capabilities to take care of herself and regulate her emotional development. According to Richard Lazarus, Matilda exhibits problem-focused coping where the child “involves such things as seeking information, generating a different solution and taking action to modify the situation” (Meece & Daniels, 2008, p. 347). When her family is not interacting or communicating with her, she goes to the library and finds someone who understands her. She is…

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  • Revenge In Roald Dahl's Loda

    while children’s acts of vengeance remain to be significantly different. Roald Dahl is a famous children’s author who has written several classics that incorporate revenge, such as “James and The Giant Peach” and “Matilda” (“Roald Dahl Biography”). In the film adaptation of Dahl’s book, Matilda, she uses her acts of revenge against her abusive and neglectful parents, and the equally abusive character of The Trunchbull, as well as her efforts to gain justice and fairness for herself, the other…

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  • Bougainville's One Character Analysis

    and Ukraine remains a battleground. These conflicts resemble Mister Pip’s setting, 1990s New Guinea, in which rebels combat government forces, pressuring the inhabitants of Bougainville, a small village, including the widow Dolores, her daughter Matilda, and Matilda’s teacher, Mr. Watts, to make quick decisions regarding their essential values. In each of the three cases, the characters make hasty choices because they cannot fully consider their actions’ consequences. Conflicted environments…

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