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The BFG

The BFG by Roald Dahl is a children's book. The book is narrated through the eyes of Sophie, a young orphan, and describes her life after she encounters the BFG (Big Friendly Giant). Initially,...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2016 4:01 pm UTC

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The BFG

The central theme of The BFG is teamwork. The Big Friendly Giant has lived amongst other giants his whole life. Unlike the other giants, he is extremely against eating human beings. Instead of...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2018 8:50 pm UTC

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The BFG

A little girl named Sophie is the main character in The BFG by Roald Dahl. Sophie happens to be awake during the "witching hour," which is a time late at night when "all the dark things came out...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2018 1:23 am UTC

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The BFG is one of Rohl Dahl’s many classic stories. It follows the life of Sophie, a young girl who after being orphaned, befriends a giant and changes the world. Like many of Dahl’s stories, The...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2019 5:21 pm UTC

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The problems in The BFG are resolved in a manner in which the needs and concerns of different sides of the conflict are taken into consideration and addressed. Rather than destroying the...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2019 9:16 pm UTC

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There are nine other giants in Giant Country, and though big, they're most definitely not friendly. Unlike the BFG they don't go round gently blowing nice dreams through sleeping children's...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2018 2:30 pm UTC

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At the very beginning of The BFG, Sophie sees the BFG walking down her street carrying a suitcase and a long trumpet. He is looking into the second-storey windows of the houses on the opposite side...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2016 8:54 pm UTC

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The BFG takes place in two worlds: England and Giant Country. The England, in the story draws from elements of past and present rather than being set in a specific real moment. The major locations...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2019 4:05 pm UTC

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The resolution of The BFG is found in the final three chapters: "The Plan," "Feeding Time," and "The Author." After Sophie and the BFG convince the Queen of England that giants really are gobbling...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2016 3:50 am UTC

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The conflict in Roald Dahl's young reader's novel The BFG is resolved when Sophie devises a plan to inform the Queen of England of the problem concerning flesh-eating giants. Sophie's plan involves...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2015 9:03 am UTC

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In chapter nine, when a bigger giant enters the cave, Sophie hides behind a snozzcumber. This bigger giant is the Bloodbottler, and he's looking for a human to eat. He has heard the BFG talking to...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2019 11:41 pm UTC

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This is a somewhat difficult question to answer, because in classic Roald Dahl fashion, the novel leaves this up to the reader's imagination. One conversation between Sophie and the BFG addresses...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2016 9:31 pm UTC

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An internal conflict is a conflict that occurs within a character. The character may struggle to make a decision, to choose between right or wrong, or to recover from some sort of tragedy. In...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2016 11:59 pm UTC

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The BFG

As you read The BFG by Roald Dahl, you will discover two descriptions of the dream-catching process, one narrated by the BFG talking to Sophie, which is the less detailed of the two, and one...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2015 12:59 am UTC

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The BFG tells Sophie early in the novel that he has been around for so long that he does not remember how he came to be. He guesses that he simply appeared around the same time that the earth was...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2016 8:32 pm UTC

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Before Sophie is kidnapped by the BFG, she lives at an orphanage run by a mean old lady named Mrs. Clonkers. She had very strict rules that included folding your clothes and not getting out of bed...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2016 3:32 am UTC

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The rising action of a plot involves the creation of the major conflicts or "problems" in the narrative of a literary work. These conflicts are that which impede the protagonist from accomplishing...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2015 8:36 pm UTC

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I'm not sure if this question is asking for you to come up with alternate endings or examine possible future outcomes based on the book's written ending. The first option could be fun—have the evil...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2019 2:59 am UTC

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The BFG and Sophie are in Dream Country catching dreams. The BFG catches dreams which he then shoots into children's rooms at night. He's always on the lookout for really good dreams, or...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2019 8:45 am UTC

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In chapter 7, the BFG carries Sophie to the entrance of the cave, where a huge boulder blocks the way in or out. The BFG rolls the boulder to one side, and, with Sophie sitting in his hand, invites...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2019 8:20 pm UTC

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In Roald Dahl’s book The BFG (1982), Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant need to brew a dream for the Queen of England, warning her that the other not-so-friendly giants are busy eating “human...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2019 9:45 am UTC

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Starting in chapter 21, Sophie, the BFG, and the military travel into giant country. The goal is for the soldiers to tie up and immobilize all of the terrible people eating giants. They...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2019 9:00 pm UTC

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The witching hour is a concept that has existed for hundreds of years. One of the first known references is in Shakespeare's Hamlet, in which Hamlet says the following while steeling himself to...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2021 1:59 pm UTC

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In Roald Dahl's story The B.F.G., which is about a Big Friendly Giant, the BFG in question enjoys a drink called "Frobscottle." Frobscottle, he says, is a fizzy drink (this is what seems similar to...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2016 7:34 am UTC

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The BFG doesn't know exactly where the other giants are going, but he knows which countries some of them like to go to eat children. For example, the Bloodbottler states a preference for "Eskimo"...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2019 6:59 pm UTC

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When Sophie and the BFG set out for the Queen's Palace in chapter 17, the sky is described as "dim and milky in the moonlight," suggesting that when they set out it is late afternoon or early...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2019 9:09 pm UTC

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There is a summary here at Enotes. Short for "The Big Friendly Giant," The BFG is due to become a Stephen Speilberg film, and was already been made into a film that is animated with David Jason as...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2015 5:21 am UTC

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