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