George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
Name: Nehi Sinha (9 years)
School: Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School, Humayun Road, New Delhi.
What fun it was to go through the novel. I went through the emotions of joy, pity, horror, surprise, anger and laughter as I flicked through the text of the novel. The grandmother’s character evoked anger and repulsion in my heart. However the selfish grandmother gets the right treatment in the end. Mr. killy’s character depicts that there is no end to greed. A greedy man never succeeds in the end. Mrs Kranky is sweet and kind like any other mother. George who seems lonely and sweet is ever ready to fly through the height of his imagination. Among all the characters George was the best character because he never reacted angrily to his grandmother’s provocation even when she was very rude and cruel to him. He was not wicked and had no intention of harming his grandmother permanently. He wanted to teach her a lesson that is why he resorted to such experimentation. He did not know what it would do to his grandmother. Even in the end he never wanted his grandmother to die and he was very sad when she disappeared completely by drinking his medicine.
The novel was exciting, entertaining, hilarious and full of imagination. The end however sad was justified as there is a saying ‘As you sow, so shall you reap’.