Who is the main character of The BFG, by Roald Dahl?

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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 from hiding and had the world to themselves." As she looks...

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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 from hiding and had the world to themselves." As she looks out the window, Sophie sees a giant and he sees her. She attempts to hide under the covers but he grabs her and runs.

Sophie soon learns that her captor is known as the BFG, Big Friendly Giant. The reader learns something of Sophie's character as she remains brave and calm while having a conversation with the BFG regarding what giants prefer to eat. Of course, they prefer to eat people. However, luckily for Sophie, the BFG does not eat people. The BFG discovers that Sophie is an orphan whose parents died when she was very young.

Sophie's intelligence and resourcefulness serve her well as she and her friend, the BFG, devise a plan to stop the larger giants from devouring people. Together, they enlist the help of the Queen of England and are successful in their venture.

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The protagonist of The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is an orphan, a little girl named Sophie. The story starts as she is lying in bed, unable to sleep:

The moonbeam was brighter than ever on Sohpie's pillow. She decided to get out of bed and close the gap in the curtains.
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She reached out for her glasses that lay on the chair beside her bed. They had steel rims and very thick lenses, and she could hardly see a thing without them.
(Dahl, The BFG, Amazon.com)

This allows her to accidentally see a giant, who normally remain hidden, and it is her good luck that he is the only friendly giant in Giant Country. Sophie learns about the other giants, who eat children, and along with the BFG she travels to the Queen of England for help in stopping the other giants. Sophie is precocious and smarter than other children her age, and after her initial fright is determined to keep the giants from eating any more children; her persistence allows the Queen and other heads-of-state to combat the giants and imprison them for murder.

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