My House (Matilda)

In “My House”, Miss Honey reflects on the ownership of and belongings within her home – an old shed. Although her housing is meager, Miss Honey is content and happy. She continually reassures herself: “It isn’t much but it is enough for me” as she sings about her gratitude for her roof, pillow, lamp, etc. […]

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Bruce (Matilda)

The principle (Miss Trunchbull) discovers that Bruce stole a piece of cake. As punishment, this (sadistic) principal wants Bruce to eat an entire cake. This song illustrates the concepts of diminishing marginal utility. The first piece of cake can be tasty – often worth a lot to people who enjoy cake. A second piece is […]

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