Boy is a Memoir

Boy is By Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl wrote the books Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach.

A memoir focuses on a short period of time.

  • This memoir focuses on Roald Dahl´s school years.It covers his life from age 7-20.

A memoir has a story-like format and it has a plot.

  • The conflict of the story is that all the teachers in his schools were beating the students.
  • When he found out what he wanted to do with his life was the turning point.
  • In the resolution Roald Dahl gets a job and gets to go to East Africa.

A memoir reveals the writers thoughts, feelings, and the lessons learned.

  • "My mind was swimming and my eyes had gone all blurry as I went forward to bend over." He was really nervous and was about to start crying.
  • The lesson Roald Dahl learned was that not all teachers treated students with respect.

In memoirs writers use details and figurative language that bring the story to life.

  • 'To us it was what a bar is to a drunk, or a church is to a bishop." He is trying to say that the candy shop was really important to him.
  • "It caused a storm with the matron." It means that the matron is going to get really mad!

A quote from boy!

"We knew of course of boys getting the cane now and then but we never heard of people having to watch it!"


If the boys at the school were bad they would have to get beaten with a cane.