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Examples Of Foreshadowing In The Landlady

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Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast. The Landlady by Roald Dahl begins with a man looking for a place to stay when a sign catches his eye. The Bed and Breakfast sign is one of the many clues that hint at what is going to occur later in the story. Dahl’s use of foreshadowing creates an intriguing sense of suspense. First and foremost, Dahl foreshadows by making the interesting statement, “I’m so glad you appeared,” she said, looking earnestly into his face. “I was beginning to get worried” (Dahl, 5). This is foreshadowing because the Landlady couldn’t have physically known he was coming because he even didn’t know himself mintues before. “He was in the act of stepping back and turning away from the window when all at once his eye was caught and held in the most peculiar manner by the small notice that was there” (Dahl 2). This quote represents the fact that he didn’t know he was coming to stay at the Bed and Breakfast before the sign caught his eye. Dahl's use of foreshadowing makes you wonder what’s really going on.…show more content…
She was referring to Gregory Temple, a former guest at the Bed and Breakfast. He had visited the area a few years ago, and is supposedly still staying with the Landlady on an upper floor. Dahl’s use of foreshadowing here is evident because there is no way possible that the Landlady would have been able to see Gregory’s whole entire body because his clothes would have covered most areas. This leads to a suspicion of what the Landlady is really doing with her visitors. When she states that Gregory is still staying with her, this deepens the impression that the Landlady is up to no good. Roald Dahl draws the reader into the text with his clever statements of
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