She watches his ears swivel around, listening for dreams. When the giant sets Sophie down, she cowers in fear and begs him not to eat her. Plot overview and analysis written by an experienced literary critic. Afterward, Sophie says it is terrible that the mean giants eat people.
In his cave, the giant identifies himself as the Big Friendly Giant David Jason who blows dreams into the bedrooms of children at night, while all the other 9 giants are vicious, child-eating beasts. Portrayed by David Jason in the film and Mark Rylance in the film. Being open-minded about the unfamiliar helps both Sophie and the Queen believe in and assist the BFG.
Plot[ edit ] The book starts with a young girl named Sophie lying in bed in an orphanage. After BFG has Fleshlumpeater untied and is hoisted out of the pit, the man-eating giants find themselves being only fed snozzcumbers. He speeds off on foot, carrying her to a cave, and brings her inside.
The BFG then explains what he was doing with the trumpet and suitcase. Even though humans do things that are wrong, like killing each other, to him it does not justify giants doing an additional wrong like eating them.
Because the dream included foreknowledge of Sophie's presence, the Queen believes her story, and speaks with the BFG.
He only has frobscottle, a delicious liquid full of bubbles that move down instead of up. Turks taste like Turkish DelightGreeks are too greasy, people from Panama taste like hats, the Welsh taste like fish, people from Jersey taste like cardigans, and the Danes taste like dogs.
While they are living happily in Englandwith several gifts coming in for many years from the governments of every country ever targeted by the giants notably EnglandSwedenArabiaIndiaPanamaTibetJerseyChileand New Zealandthe BFG writes a book of their adventures identified as the novel itself—under the name "Roald Dahl".
References in other Roald Dahl books[ edit ] The ending is almost the same as James and the Giant Peachwhen he writes a story by himself, about himself. Each of the late Roald Dahl's whoppsy-whiffling stories has some unique element that sets it apart, both from his other works and from those of anyone else.
At first, the BFG is reluctant to do so out of cowardliness and low trust in humans; but Sophie develops a plan to expose the evil giants to the Queen of the United Kingdom Angela Thorne. The following morning the giant takes the girl to Dream County in order to capture more dreams.
The synopsis below may give away important plot points. The whole scene horrifies the BFG.
He pushes a round stone away from the side of the mountain and goes inside, rolling the stone to close the opening behind him. Each man-eating giant is about feet-tall and proportionately broad and powerful where they only wear skirt-like coverings around their waists.
Portrayed by Frank Thornton in the film and by Rafe Spall in the film. The BFG tells Sophie that he often travels to Dream Country to collect dreams, which he places in jars and blows into the windows of children.
Using dreams from his collection, the BFG creates a nightmare, blows it into the Queen's bedroom, leaves Sophie on the Queen's windowsill to confirm the dream and retreats into the palace gardens when Sophie calls him.
Motion-captured by Daniel Bacon in the film.
The BFG speaks most terrible wigglish -- after all, he has never been to school, and "sometimes is saying things a little squiggly. Motion-captured by Chris Gibbs in the film. He explains that she is almost right because most giants are cannybulls.
The synopsis below may give away important plot points. The orphanage is closed down so the children move into the palace and Mrs. Me gobbling up human beans.
Can you tell how he put them together. This section contains words approx. He looks threatening, but his aims are noble. Jul 01, · A gentle, assured bedtime story. It's about a London orphan who gets kidnapped by The Big Friendly Giant, or BFG There's a little bit of plot, mostly having to do with how the BFG will deal with the really big giants who scare him and call him "runt"; this stuff resolves itself so quickly that it's as if the story realized it was /5.
He, though, is the Big Friendly Giant (BFG), and eats nothing but disgusting snozzcumbers. But when the other giants head to England to eat children, Sophie hatches a plan, involving dreams, the Queen of England, and the BFG, to stop them once and for all.
Jul 01, · It's about a London orphan who gets kidnapped by The Big Friendly Giant, or BFG (Mark Rylance, in the first motion-capture performance to equal Andy Serkis' best) and whisked away to the land of the giants. The BFG is indeed friendly—befuddled and a bit sad, but nice/5.
The giant takes Sophie to Giant Country where he lives in a cave. Once there, Sophie learns that the giant is called the Big Friendly Giant (the BFG) because he does not eat people, unlike the nine other giants living in Giant Country. He, though, is the Big Friendly Giant (BFG), and eats nothing but disgusting snozzcumbers.
But when the other giants head to England to eat children, Sophie hatches a plan, involving dreams, the Queen of England, and the. Jul 24, · Vehicular rollerskating and helicopter attacks provide some swoopy action sequences, while a set piece at Buckingham Palace is a pure delight, with the BFG feasting on a scrumdiddlyumptious breakfast served up on a giant table constructed from grandfather clocks and grand pianos.4/5.A plot review of the story of the big friendly giant