Matilda is Terrible

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Matilda is Terrible#1
Posted: 9/25/12 at 8:04am
It is about a spoiled child who thinks she is the world and should be taught a lesson to help her grow. But instead the parents give in and let her become spoiled by a teacher. The dancing was rubbish and Bertie was okay. But I do think it is saying that Matilda cannot become part of a family because she wants to stand out.
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Matilda is Terrible#2
Posted: 9/25/12 at 8:15am
Okay.
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Matilda is Terrible#2
Posted: 9/25/12 at 8:17am

If she thinks should be taught a lesson to help her grow, she's probably not too spoiled, though.
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Matilda is Terrible#3
Posted: 9/25/12 at 8:24am
It's like the anti-shill.
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Matilda is Terrible#4
Posted: 9/25/12 at 8:31am
Updated On: 9/25/12 at 08:31 AM
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Matilda is Terrible#5
Posted: 9/25/12 at 8:32am

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Do you know how racists are treated here?

You'd better walk that back before you can say... Anbesol.
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Matilda is Terrible#6
Posted: 9/25/12 at 8:42am
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Matilda is Terrible#7
Posted: 9/25/12 at 8:48am
So now not only is she "rubbish" because she isn't as white as you might like but now she's not worthy of being loved because her beliefs differ from what your idea of "acceptable" is?

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Matilda is Terrible#8
Posted: 9/25/12 at 8:50am
I thought it was about rude, dark parents who never grew up and had a child who was wise beyond her years. Roald Dahl writes dark, funny books--obviously his humor is not your cup of tea.
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Matilda is Terrible#9
Posted: 9/25/12 at 9:03am
its not its about good families and a child not wanting to fit in
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Matilda is Terrible#10
Posted: 9/25/12 at 9:05am
You think she was with a good family??

Christ, I hate to think what kind of house you grew up in!
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Matilda is Terrible#11
Posted: 9/25/12 at 9:05am
Damn, I caught this too late. Now I'm curious as to what the erased posts had to say.
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Matilda is Terrible#12
Posted: 9/25/12 at 9:06am
^ Me too!
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Matilda is Terrible#13
Posted: 9/25/12 at 9:07am
I never normally rise to the bait over here but...

Millions of readers over the years and teachers reading the book to primary school children must be wrong then.

Also the critics here in London and the theatre goers have obviously been deluded about what they were watching.

In all seriousness, Matilda is the ultimate 'misfit' story with some dark humour (and a bit of magic!) thrown in. I understand if you are American (assuming sorry) that perhaps the tone, humour or taste may be not to your taste-it is terribly British-forgive us it's a terribly British book by a terribly British author.

I'd also love/hate to see those comments that have been deleted....I don't think the book ever stated Matilda had to be white....

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Matilda is Terrible#14
Posted: 9/25/12 at 9:09am
I deleted them but I said dark as in you know dark minded. I have nothing against dark skinned people . She is dark as in has sick ideas of using her parent. She is a worried girl
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Matilda is Terrible#15
Posted: 9/25/12 at 9:10am
OP stated that Matilda was 'dark' not refering to skin color and other posters were just poking fun. If in fact the op has actually seen the show they somehow missed the fact that M's parents are comically bad parents.
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Matilda is Terrible#16
Posted: 9/25/12 at 9:30am

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i havent see teh show yet but after lissening to the op i think he or she is right mathilda sounds like a right little C U Next Tuesday for not fitting it so she prolly shud fit in or shes getting whatever she deserves, dark white or center. if she doest stop thinking 4 herself maybe her family shud beat her??? or is that what happesn? i havent seen teh show
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Matilda is Terrible#17
Posted: 9/25/12 at 9:35am
Ah apologies for those sarcastic comments then. Not for the others though Matilda is Terrible
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Matilda is Terrible#18
Posted: 9/25/12 at 9:36am
I suppose you could say that being thrown around by your hair is equivalent to being spoiled.

Of course you would also be a little demented as most people would consider that child abuse.

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Matilda is Terrible#19
Posted: 9/25/12 at 9:42am
But as already stated, it's very British and we're Americans.
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Matilda is Terrible#20
Posted: 9/25/12 at 9:47am

r u ppl ALL dark???
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Matilda is Terrible#21
Posted: 9/25/12 at 9:47am
So, let me get this straight.

Matilda, who is abused emotionally when she isn't being ignored by her vacuous, manipulative parents, who has extraordinary gifts that her parents consider useless or are blind to, goes to school and finds ONE person who sees her potential, is spoiled.

But then she rallies the children in her school to overthrow their headmistress who treats them like meat with legs, so she doesn't want to fit in.

And in the end, she lives with said person who sees her potential and loves her, and so she cannot become part of a family.


So did you see the show actually, or did you just look at the poster, read a quick synopsis, and call it a day?
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Matilda is Terrible#22
Posted: 9/25/12 at 10:02am
Kad, you're American. You just wouldn't understand.
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Matilda is Terrible#23
Posted: 9/25/12 at 10:02am
I thought Matilda had a pig nose?

Oh, wait... that was Penelope, right?
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Matilda is Terrible#24
Posted: 9/25/12 at 10:05am
I forgot. Child abuse is a terribly British thing. I guess I'm just trying to rationalize it with my American brain.
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