In the story ''The Landlady'' by Roald Dahl, why does the author compare the note on the window to ''black eyes''?    

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In literature, the eyes of females usually carry significance. The color of the eyes is meant to be a reflection of the soul. If the eyes are fair and kind, so is the soul of the character. That is the idea, anyway.

Black eyes are, therefore, often compared to a dark soul. A piece of common knowledge in England, where Dahl is from, illustrates this very point. It is well-known there that a very interesting historical character was known for her large, black eyes: Anne Boleyn , the second and super controversial wife of Henry VIII. This is same wife, the second of six, who eventually was decapitated...

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