I came across this on a blog to day:
I was rewatching Matilda the other day and got up to the point where she and Miss Honey meet for the first time in the classroom, and she mentions that her favorite author is Charles Dickens.
And, like, I always thought they namedropped him in order to make her sound intellectual, but it occurred to me really suddenly and violently that the reason she loves Dickens is because he writes about children who live in abusive systems and who’ve been orphaned or abandoned and she finds comfort and solidarity in it. Miss Honey’s reacts the way she does because Dickens is special to her, likely for the same exact reason. WOW DUH.
ONLY GETTING THIS LIKE 15 YEARS LATER. ALL ABOARD THE SLOW MOBILE.
Text and image from Every Moment Red-letter
The person who wrote this doesn’t seem to realise that the film is based on the book “Matilda” by Roald Dahl and “they” weren’t namedropping or using Charles Dickens for any other reason than the fact that Dahl had done so in his book. And knowing his author-ship very well, I’ve read everything he wrote, I’m sure that he chose Dickens for exactly that reason.
It says on the top of my blog “I Pledge To Read The Printed Word” and I mean that. I read every day and there are obviously more people who should do so – Ted
Filed under: Literature Tagged: Matilda the book, Matilda the movie