The BFG
Roald Dahl
Contributed by Pearl Vahle
Motifs
Motifs are devices or structures that are used by artists or authors to help in the development of a theme.
Aliens

The BFG indicates the presence of alien life several times throughout the book.

"’Sometimes, on a very clear night,’ the BFG said, ’and if I is swiggling my ears in the right direction,’ - and here he swiveled his great ears upwards so they were facing the ceiling - ’if I is swiggling them like this and the night is very clear, I is sometimes hearing faraway music coming from the stars in the sky.’ A queer little shiver passed through Sophie’s body." (44)

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