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In reading a novel children are often captured by the vivid imagination that the author is able to create in their book In writing for a child the author must some how capture the attention of the child so that the child has the will to read further Roald Dahl has written numerous books such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Witches and Matilda whereby imagination plays a key role in capturing the childs attention How is an author capable of incorporating imagination throughout a novel Roald Dahls novels are filled with imaginative situations characters and devices that capture the attention of readers of all ages To begin with Roald Dahl creates numerous amounts of outrageously imaginative situations that make each one of his novels unique and exciting to read For example in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Grandpa Joe expresses his amazement that people are actually going to be allowed to go inside the factoryp21 which creates a tension in the readers mind of how incredible the chocolate factory actually is The chocolate factory is where all the imaginative situations occur in this novel The chocolate room is where Augustus a fat boy that eats like a pig is intrigued by the chocolate that flows like a river and ends up falling into the river p76 due to his need to eat the chocolate Furthermore in entering the gum room Violet the worlds champion gum chewer must test Mr Wonkas knew gum ball but upon chewing this piece of gum Violet finds herself changing into a gigantic blueberryp103 Violet inflates like a giant balloon and her skin tone changes to blue and purple These are two cases in which children disobeyed rules and found themselves a part of an imaginative situation Secondly The Witches is filled with creative and mind boggling situations In looking at this novel the reader can be amazed at the fact that two hundred p63 women are in
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