Billy Weaver

Outer characterization

Billy Weaver is the main character in the short story “The Landlady” by Roald Dahl. He is 17 years old. He lives in London, and he has a sister. He is most likely recently hired. At the beginning of the story, he travels by train to Bath, for work-related purposes, as he is told to find accommodations then report to the Branch Manager. He has never been to Bath before. Billy is dressed in a formal outfit: “a navy-blue overcoat, a new brown trilby hat, and a new brown suit”. According to the landlady, Billy is “tall and handsome" and has “beautiful teeth”. 

Inner characterization

Billy appears to be a young man who enjoys having fun. This is shown by his preference for a pub instead of a boarding house: “a pub would be more congenial than a boarding-house. There would be beer and darts in the evenings, and lots of people to talk to”. This suggests that Billy likes the company of people and is a sociable person...

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