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
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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