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Unformatted text preview: An inability to adapt to social order Defiance of social order will not affect the universal order of things • Universal dictum of love is all that matters • Potter’s world has a social order • Peter as a tragic hero part fool/part saint who we envy for defying the natural order of the world • Peter must learn that all humanity is subject to an imperfect, impartial destiny • Fairy tale opening separates this world from reality, introducing elements that would be unacceptable in a realistic story • Heroin must establish a new and better social order • Anthropomorphism is a child’s first introduction to literary symbolism Peter as a human, not a rabbit 13/09/2010 11:17:00 ← 13/09/2010 11:17:00 ←...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2011 for the course ENG 80K taught by Professor Wright during the Spring '11 term at Berkeley.
- Spring '11