History Literature / Matilda

30th Mar '18 3:14:59 PM Malady
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* ThemeNaming: Matilda's female friends, are named Lavender and Hortensia, which are both plants.



* VillainousBreakdown: When Matilda uses her powers to write a message from "Magnus" Trunchbull can't even speak she's so horrified.

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* VillainousBreakdown: When Matilda uses her powers to write a message from "Magnus" "Magnus", Trunchbull can't even speak she's so horrified.
7th Mar '18 12:37:34 PM nombretomado
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In 2010, it was adapted into a [[Theatre/{{Matilda}} stage musical]], written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by TimMinchin.

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In 2010, it was adapted into a [[Theatre/{{Matilda}} stage musical]], written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by TimMinchin.
Music/TimMinchin.
25th Feb '18 10:24:17 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Ms. Trunchbull was one of the many customers scammed by Mr. Wormwood. As shown elsewhere on this page, her getting cheated out of a large sum can hardly be called undeserved.
25th Dec '17 12:51:45 PM RaustBD
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* NeverSuicide: Miss Honey speculates that [[spoiler: her father's suicide was actually caused by Ms. Trunchbull. It seems to be confirmed later on.]]

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* NeverSuicide: Miss Honey speculates that [[spoiler: her father's suicide was actually caused by Ms. Trunchbull. It seems to be confirmed later on.on, as the fact that "Magnus" accuses her of killing him doesn't remotely tip her off to the fact that it isn't really him.]]
11th Dec '17 3:27:46 AM nathan-sherman
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In 1996 a [[Film/{{Matilda}} film adaptation]] was made, starring Creator/MaraWilson (''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'', ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'') in the lead and a frighteningly accurate Trunchbull in the form of Pam Ferris.

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In 1996 a [[Film/{{Matilda}} film adaptation]] was made, made under the direction of Creator/DannyDeVito, starring Creator/MaraWilson (''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'', ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'') in the lead and a frighteningly accurate Trunchbull in the form of Pam Ferris.
7th May '17 11:16:43 PM Fuyumoto
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* AdultsAreUseless: Roald Dahl's SignatureStyle. None of the teachers at Crunchem Hall challenge The Trunchbull because they are absolutely terrified of her. It is eventually discovered that Miss Honey's fears of her are particularly justified. Not a single student manages to convince their parents that The Chokey exists. It's sort of justified by Matilda's theory that the various punishments from The Trunchbull are so over-the-top that the parents simply don't believe it. Of course, it's probably Dahl's commentary on the boarding schools he himself attended as a child.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Roald Dahl's SignatureStyle. None of the teachers at Crunchem Hall challenge The Trunchbull because they are absolutely terrified of her. It is eventually discovered that Miss Honey's fears of her are particularly justified. Not a single student manages to convince their parents that The Chokey exists. It's sort of justified by Matilda's theory that the various punishments from The Trunchbull are [[RefugeInAudacity so over-the-top that the parents simply don't believe it.it]]. Of course, it's probably Dahl's commentary on the boarding schools he himself attended as a child.
6th Feb '17 7:40:30 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ForceFeeding: Involves a overweight kid who is forced to eat chocolate cake, as punishment for supposedly stealing Miss Trunchbull's cake, while the whole school watches. In other words, he is not allowed to stop eating until he has finished the ''whole'' cake, and it's HUGE too (18 inches in diameter). Even if he gets sick, he has to keep eating. It turns out to be a less-than-effective punishment, however, as the kid eventually manages to ''finish'' the cake without getting sick, and gets a standing ovation from the entire student body. Trunchbull, exasperated, smashes the cake platter over the kid's head, which ''still'' doesn't faze the kid. It's the first time in the story that we see Miss Trunchbull "lose" an encounter.

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* ForceFeeding: Involves a overweight kid who is forced to eat chocolate cake, as punishment for supposedly stealing Miss Trunchbull's cake, while the whole school watches. In other words, he is not allowed to stop eating until he has finished the ''whole'' cake, and it's HUGE too (18 inches in diameter). Even if he gets sick, he has to keep eating. It turns out to be a [[{{Unishment}} less-than-effective punishment, punishment]], however, as the kid eventually manages to ''finish'' the cake without getting sick, and gets a standing ovation from the entire student body. Trunchbull, exasperated, smashes the cake platter over the kid's head, which ''still'' doesn't faze the kid. It's the first time in the story that we see Miss Trunchbull "lose" an encounter.



* HappilyEverAfter: Miss Trunchbull disappears from Crunchem Hall (to the delight of the teachers and students), so Miss Honey gets back her wages and her father's inheritance. The Wormwoods were forced to flee to Spain after scam was exposed, allowing Matilda to be rid of them and live with Miss Honey instead.

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* HappilyEverAfter: Miss Trunchbull disappears from Crunchem Hall (to the delight of the teachers and students), so Miss Honey gets back her wages and her father's inheritance. The Wormwoods were forced to flee to Spain after scam was Harry's illegal activities (scamming customers and fencing stolen cars) were exposed, allowing Matilda to be rid of them and live with Miss Honey instead.
13th Jan '17 9:27:58 PM Doug86
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In 1996 a [[Film/{{Matilda}} film adaptation]] was made, starring Creator/MaraWilson (''MiracleOn34thStreet'', ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'') in the lead and a frighteningly accurate Trunchbull in the form of Pam Ferris.

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In 1996 a [[Film/{{Matilda}} film adaptation]] was made, starring Creator/MaraWilson (''MiracleOn34thStreet'', (''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'', ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'') in the lead and a frighteningly accurate Trunchbull in the form of Pam Ferris.
13th Jan '17 6:34:13 AM eleutherios
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* MeaningfulName: Miss Honey is a very sweet teacher. The Wormwoods (Matilda excepted) are as sleazy as they come. And then there's the Trunchbull...

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* MeaningfulName: Miss Honey is a very sweet teacher. The Wormwood is a very bitter herb, and the Wormwoods (Matilda excepted) are as sleazy as they come. And then there's the Trunchbull...
21st Oct '16 11:21:28 AM Eagal
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* AdultsAreUseless[[note]] Roald Dahl's SignatureStyle[[/note]]: None of the teachers at Crunchem Hall challenge The Trunchbull because they are absolutely terrified of her. It is eventually discovered that Miss Honey's fears of her are particularly justified. Not a single student manages to convince their parents that The Chokey exists. It's sort of justified by Matilda's theory that the various punishments from The Trunchbull are so over-the-top that the parents simply don't believe it. Of course, it's probably Dahl's commentary on the boarding schools he himself attended as a child.

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* AdultsAreUseless[[note]] AdultsAreUseless: Roald Dahl's SignatureStyle[[/note]]: SignatureStyle. None of the teachers at Crunchem Hall challenge The Trunchbull because they are absolutely terrified of her. It is eventually discovered that Miss Honey's fears of her are particularly justified. Not a single student manages to convince their parents that The Chokey exists. It's sort of justified by Matilda's theory that the various punishments from The Trunchbull are so over-the-top that the parents simply don't believe it. Of course, it's probably Dahl's commentary on the boarding schools he himself attended as a child.
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