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Abused, neglected, abandoned — did Roald Dahl hate children as much as the witches did?

By Kate Cantrell, Lecturer, Creative Writing & English Literature, University of Southern Queensland
India Bryce, Lecturer Human Development, Wellbeing and Counselling USQ
Jessica Gildersleeve, Associate Professor of English Literature, University of Southern Queensland
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He called them 'stinkers' and 'nauseating little warts', but author Roald Dahl's characterisation of children as vulnerable is necessary for them to ultimately triumph.


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