This was “the cruel giant in Jack the Giant Killer cycle of folk tales, who imprisoned Jack” (223). Stedman (273) adds, “I think the point here is that Blunderbore was a carnivorous giant, who ground men’s bones to make his bread –– just as the Tower grinds and devours living men … The tower is personified as the giant.”

or it’s not good enough for the old Blunderbore
Act I