Dahl's 'Creepy Moments In Lamb To The Slaughter'

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Presentation Of Creepy Moments Roald Dahl successfully presents scary or creepy moments and ideas in his writing by character development, the supporting details and the words he uses. There are many ways that he makes his stories creepy or scary but these are the main three. Roald Dahl is excellent with his word choices and his supporting details. As well as character development. One way that Roald Dahl presents scary and creepy moments and ideas in his writing is by character development. In Lamb To The Slaughter it says “That’s the way, she told herself. Do everything normally. Keep things absolutely natural and there’ll be no need for acting at all. As she entered the kitchen by the back door, she was quietly singing to herself”. This is after she has killed her husband and gets home from the grocery store. This is creepy because she has just killed her husband and she is singing to herself. Also, she says to keep things natural and act like nothing even happened. This makes her character disturbing because she has killed her husband and is just acting like nothing happened and it’s just a normal day. She kept things natural and was even singing to herself. Another way…show more content…
Also in The Landlady Mr. Weaver and the landlady are having this conversation “ “Left?’ she said arching her brows. ‘But my dear boy, he never left. He’s still here. Mr Temple is also here. They’re on the third floor, both of them together.’ “. This conversation is creepy because of the words he uses. They are spooky for the reason that, even though the landlady doesn’t come out with it, she is telling him that she has killed them and we know that she has stuffed them. The words that he uses for her to tell him this are creepy because she is being unquestionably nice. For example, how she says my dear boy. Also, she just naturally says that they are still
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