A MOUSE’S COURAGE: THE CHARACTERIZATIONS OF THE BOY IN ROALD DAHL'S THE WITCHES

Authors

  • Ni Komang Arie Suwastini Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha
  • Ni Komang Julia Dewi Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha
  • Nyoman Pasek Hadi Saputra Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha
  • I Putu Ngurah Wage Myartawan Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25078/yb.v5i2.1046

Keywords:

Roald Dahl, The Witches, Characterization, Character Education

Abstract

This study aims to analyze the character of The Boy  as the main protagonist character in Roald Dahl's The Witches. The researcher collected the data by using the method of close reading and note-taking. As the main protagonist in the novel, The Boy was described as cheerful, curious, brave, and intelligent. He was described to be optimistically move on with his life after his parents’ deaths and after he was turned into a mouse. He was also a curious child, which lead him to investigate the witches' activity at the resort. As a brave and intelligent mouse, The Boy  found tricks to tackle the Grand Witch and her army of witches. As a child who was turned into a mouse The Boy’s characterizations enabled him to save other children from being turned into a mouse. These characterizations could inspire children and readers in general to be optimistic in facing life.

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Published

2022-08-21
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