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Relationship between Anne and Marilla and Puritan Model of Childhood - Marilla is implied adult reader and how Anne lets her connect tot ohe repressed child in Marilla and Anne is loves precisely because she is not the perfect model little girl of manners or prim development as she recognizes in chpt 22 - Mongomery utilizes Lewis Caroll, she doesn’t need to straight out mock the puritian moralizing becauses hes already done it - Free indirect discourse also helps to lighten and poke some fun at some of the moralizing - Gives child reader access to metal processes and feelings behind the way the adults are working - Mongomery was trying to move away from puritian moral decision to make her Anne a human little girl Marilla Description - Marilla has anxiety of putting her affections on something earthly and diveting store of love form god - She is so deeply ingrained in this puritian tradition that it affects all her relationships including this extremely important one o Very sad, emotionally stunting o Mongomery good at showing emotional cost of this world view - Ane has no idea of this, reassuring to child reader that Marilla loves Anne but child reader ahs access to knowledge Anne doesn’t have - This part of book has to do with omniscient narrator- how narrative works to sprak all these different possibilities - This book is very reassuring to child reader - Girls can read boys books but boys cant read girls books - This book not only impowered child reader by showing significance of child on adult but actually validates anger, and doesn’t say it needs t be repressed- part of huge shift on childrens lit and very reassuring for the child o Anne loved for being herself, its not a disciplinerary as th earlier books like little women - The major problems of bad/immoral behaviour is anger, and talking too much, this are her very virtues, enabling people to like her - This makes Rachel rethink her attitude towards girl and orphan - Anne is so transparent she talks her way into peoples affections - Anne is very genuine and is very popular, she becomes friends with everyone very quickly Nature and the Imagination - Anne uses an instructive similie, talking of orphanage where weren’t any trees, only a few core trees, they looked like orphans themselves, made her cry to look at them o If they were in places amongt other natural things they would be able to grow - Speaking of this passage and about anne’s love of nature and what the impications are, the sense of the way she responds to the world and the sense of the force and impications of the similie in the passage? o The tree is analgous to Anne here, not having a nurturing upbringing as an orphan in the vaiour families and in the orphanage is the care that a plant would have
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o This is romanticism, rousseau uses analogy of child and plant and this was taken up by later writers that the child as a plant needs watering, care and attention in order to flourish Same language used in gardening and child rearing realm o
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