Matilda Wormwood

Matilda Wormwood

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    Matilda
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Character Analysis

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Overview... a young kindergartener who is surrounded by adults who don’t understand or support her. Matilda is faced with an evil, dictatorial principal, adding to the problems she has at home with a dim-witted family that simple doesn’t care. However, Matilda soon learns that she has special telekinetic powers, and quickly begins using her powers to entertain herself and get back at those who have wronged her.

Personality… passionate, spunky, and intelligent beyond her age. Matilda cares deeply about books and education. No one shares her love of knowledge except for her teacher, Miss Honey, who nurtures Matilda’s passions and often defends her from the dangers of the world.

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