This study guide will help you analyse the text “Man from the South” by Roald Dahl. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characterisations, setting, narrator and point of view, language, theme and message.
Presentation of the text
Title: “Man from the South” (1948)
Author: Roald Dahl
Genre: Short Story
Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was a British writer mostly known for his books for children. He is one of the most famous and cherished British writers of the 20th century. His most famous literary works are “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Matilda” and “Fantastic Mr Fox”.
The short story "Man from the South" was first published in the American magazine Collier's.
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