Short-Questions

Fast solutions for complex problems

What was James supposed to do with the crystals?

After James had been living with his aunts for three years, he meets a mysterious man who gives him a bag of magical crystals, instructing James to use them in a potion that would change his life for the better. The next day, Centipede cuts the stem of the peach, causing it to roll away and crush James’ aunts.

What did the old man say to James?

The old man promises James that if he follows his instructions, he will “never be miserable again.” To make the potion correctly, James is told that he must first of all pour all of the crocodile tongues into “a large jug of water.” Next he must slowly add ten single hairs, one by one, from his own head.

Why did the old man give James the crystals?

The old man appears mysteriously in Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge’s garden one day with a bag of tiny green crystals. Somehow, the old man knows that James is unhappy and gives James the crystals, which he claims will magically improve James’s life if ingested.

What did the old man give James in James and the Giant Peach?

Lesson Summary The old magic man assures James that the magical objects will help him to escape his miserable life with his cruel aunts. He gives James strict instructions on how to use the magical objects and then disappears, never to be seen again within the story.

Why is James and the Giant Peach a banned book?

In 1986, a WI town banned this book because religious groups thought a scene featuring a spider licking her lips could be taken in two ways, including sexual.

What really killed James parents?

Originally, In the book, the rhino is actually just a normal rhinoceros that had escaped from the London Zoo, though it nevertheless was responsible for killing James’ parents (with the book erroneously claiming it ate them).

Why did the cloud men throw hailstones at the Peach?

Why did the Cloud Man throw hailstones at the peach? Centipede insulted them. How did James save Centipede? He had Silkworm make a string of silk and tied it around himself.

Who is the weird guy in James and the Giant Peach?

Pete Postlethwaite: Old Man.

What was the shark in James and the Giant Peach?

The Robot Shark
The Robot Shark is a villainous mechanical shark and a minor supporting antagonist in James and the Giant Peach.

Why is Charlotte’s Web a banned book?

For example, in 2006 “Charlotte’s Web,” by E.B. White, was banned because “talking animals are blasphemous and unnatural.” Some versions of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” were banned in South Carolina because they were too mature, which I guess is frowned upon there.

What is wrong with James and the Giant Peach?

The main conflict is that James is living with aunts who are mean and cruel. James has to decide whether to stay with his aunts, or use magic to escape. James and his new friends encounter many smaller conflicts within the story, which ultimately leads James to a better life full of friendship.