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My Literary Analysis: Curdie in “ThePrincess and the Goblin”When you picture the hero in a story, what comes tomind? A man or a woman? Maybe wearing a spiffy outfit, orhaving a cool ride. In George MacDonald’s ‘The Princess andthe Goblin’, you might find it different. The hero of this storyis a 12-year-old boy, and his name is Curdie Peterson. Curdieis unlike a Superman figure you might think about. Curdie’svery three-dimensional, human-like personality is what makeshim an interesting character in this story.When Curdie first enters the story, he is witty,unbothered, and intelligent. One can gather this by hisactions in Chapter 6. This is when Lootie and Irene were lostin the mountains. Curdie enters whistling, then singing asong. He is confident as he informs them that goblins hatesongs, so they wouldn’t come after them. He tells them thathe is unafraid, and used to the goblins. The text describeshim as merry, and nice-looking. He is amused at Lootie’sdramatics and kind towards Irene. For this Irene is kindtoward him, and an invisible friendship is born. His first

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