- 1 The Twits Audiobook by Roald Dahl
- 1.1 Introduce The Twits Audiobook
- 1.2 The plot of The Twits Audiobook
- 1.3 Characters of The Twits Audiobook
The Twits Audiobook by Roald Dahl
Introduce The Twits Audiobook
The Twits audiobook is a humorous children’s audiobook written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. It was written in 1979, and first published in 1980. The Twits audiobook was adapted for the stage in 2007.
The idea of The Twits Audiobook was triggered by Dahl’s desire to “do something against beards”, because he had an acute hatred of them. The first sentence of the story is, “What a lot of hairy-faced men there are around nowadays!”
The plot of The Twits Audiobook
Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything—except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough. They don’t just want out, they want revenge.
Characters of The Twits Audiobook
Mr. Twit is a wicked person, having hair that covers his entire face, with the exception of his forehead, eyes, and nose. His hair (which he falsely believes makes him appear “wise and grand”), is spiky and hard. Because he never washes it, his beard holds scraps of food dropped there while he ate, including tinned sardines, stilton cheese, and corn flakes. Occasionally, he licks these scraps out and eats them. Instead of wiping his mouth with a cloth, Mr. Twit simply wipes it on his sleeve.
Mr. Twit is a beer drinker – even drinking at breakfast. He is known to seem very quiet when he is plotting evil tricks, the victim of which is usually his equally unpleasant wife. He and his wife mistreat their monkeys.
Mrs. Twit is the hideously ugly, menacing wife of Mr. Twit, whose former beauty was distorted as a result of constant horrible thoughts over time. She takes advantage of her glass eye to play practical jokes in revenge against her husband, and demonstrates multiple acts of cruelty and viciousness throughout the story; it has been mentioned that the main reason behind her use of a walking cane was as a weapon against innocent children and animals, she participates in the torment of the couple’s pet monkeys the Muggle-Wumps, and serves Mr. Twit a lunch of earthworms disguised as spaghetti.
Albeit she also frequently demonstrates acts of stupidity, she has also exhibited intelligence; she managed to manoeuvre her way out of a prank that ended with her being carried off into the sky with balloons by chewing through several of them and landing safely on the ground. However, aside from this, she is portrayed as being hideous and unhygienic.
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