James and the Giant Peach

by

Roald Dahl

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The Captain Character Analysis

The Captain of the Queen Mary—an ocean liner that, in the 1950s and 1960s, made regular trips between England and New York City—catches sight of the peach flying high in the air and believes at first that it’s a bomb. But when he gets out his telescope and announces he can see bugs and a boy on top of a giant peach, his associates believe he’s been drinking again.

The Captain Quotes in James and the Giant Peach

The James and the Giant Peach quotes below are all either spoken by The Captain or refer to The Captain. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Children vs. Adults Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Puffin edition of James and the Giant Peach published in 2013.
Chapter 23 Quotes

“That’s it!!” cried the Captain. “It’s a secret weapon! Holy cats! Send a message to the Queen at once! The country must be warned! And give me my telescope.”

Related Characters: The Captain (speaker)
Related Symbols: The Peach
Page Number: 84
Explanation and Analysis:
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The Captain Character Timeline in James and the Giant Peach

The timeline below shows where the character The Captain appears in James and the Giant Peach. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 23
Assumptions vs. Curiosity Theme Icon
...passengers know that the ship is the Queen Mary, on her way to America. The Captain of the Queen Mary stands on the bridge, staring up at the peach. Neither he... (full context)