What is Matilda's brother's name in Matilda by Roald Dahl?

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Matilda's brother's name is Michael Wormwood. Unlike his brilliant sister, Michael is described as ordinary.

It is Mr Wormwood's hope that Michael will one day work for the family business, which is a car dealership run on principles of greed and corruption. Mr. Wormwood is a male chauvinist, and...

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Matilda's brother's name is Michael Wormwood. Unlike his brilliant sister, Michael is described as ordinary.

It is Mr Wormwood's hope that Michael will one day work for the family business, which is a car dealership run on principles of greed and corruption. Mr. Wormwood is a male chauvinist, and that fact, coupled with Michael's "normality," makes him the favorite child in the Wormwood household.

When Mr. Wormwood's criminal activity comes to light and the family flees for Spain, leaving Matilda behind in the care of her teacher Miss Honey, Michael is the only member of the Wormwood family to bother to wave goodbye to Matilda.

Michael is not one of the main characters in the book, but his presence helps to give us more insight into Mr Wormwood's character and the cruelty with which he treats Matilda.

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Dahl's story "Matilda" revolves around the character of the same name. Matilda's brilliance is overlooked by her parents who appear to think she is annoying.

The family includes a son, Matilda's older, ten-year old brother, Michael, or Mike. Michael is not a genius like Matilda but is just an ordinary boy with no special abilities such as Matilda has. However, her parents find Matilda's genius and habits to be quite annoying. As such is the case, her parents favor Mike over Matilda's genius. 

Michael takes after his father but appears to be somewhat less intelligent. Though one could not classify Michael as often kind to his sister Matilda, he is not mean to her and tolerates her better than his parents do. Michael 

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His name is Michael.  He is five years older than Matilda, who is five for most of the story.  The two of them really don't do much together because they are so far apart in age.

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