What are some themes of Roald Dahl's "Royal Jelly"?

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While the themes of this short story by Roald Dahl can be difficult to identify, there are two which are the most evident. First, it is clear that the father loves the baby very much, which is why he begins to experiment with feeding the undernourished child royal jelly. At first, it seems to have only a positive, nourishing effect on the child, but then as time goes on, the baby seems to be morphing into a sort of larvae-like version of her former self. The mother loves the child as well, which is why she nurses a healthy skepticism for how the father is going about taking care of the child. She doesn't want anything to happen to her and because she feels that she...

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