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Narrator, "The Ugly Duckling" e now felt glad at having suffered sorrow and trouble, because it enabled him to enjoy so much better all the pleasure and happiness around him. Sources: Biography.com, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Hans Christian Andersen Centre Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc. Main Characters Themes Love & Recognition Love is often unrequited, but worthy characters are recognized. Integrity over Artifice People who show integrity eventually reap the rewards of their virtue. Sin & Redemption Sinners receive punishment while sufferers find redemption. Transformation Worthwhile longings are rewarded with positive changes. The Snow Queen Evil enchantress; lures children The princess Sleepless prima donna The Ugly Duckling Future swan raised as a duckling The Little Mermaid Longs to become human; dies for love Thumbelina Tiny but strong-willed girl; faces many trials Hans Christian Andersen (Selected Tales)by the Numbers Year an amusement park based on Andersen’s work opened in Shanghai, China 2017 Year English translations of Andersen's stories helped to make him famous in England 1846 Weeks Andersen stayed with British novelist Charles Dickens until Dickens kicked him out 5 Languages into which Andersen’s stories have been translated >150 Acknowledged as Denmark’s foremost writer, Andersen penned stories to delight children and adults of all ages worldwide. His original stories and retellings of fairy and folktales have remained popular worldwide to the present day. HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN1805–75 Author “The Snow Queen” Kay is enchanted by the evil Snow Queen and is saved by his best friend, Gerda. “Thumbelina” A toad kidnaps little Thumbelina from her bed, but she escapes and ends up marrying a tiny prince. “The Princess and the Pea” A lost girl claims to be a princess, a claim that is confirmed when she senses a pea underneath a pile of mattresses. Gawky and socially inept, Denmark-born Andersen faced many challenges before he found his voice telling stories to capture the imaginations of children and adults. All of the characters in Andersen’s stories came from his life, and with them, Denmark’s ugly ducking matured into its most illustrious “swan.” Denmark’s Ugly Duckling Turned Literary Swan OVERVIEW “The Ugly Duckling” An ugly bird’s duck siblings make fun of his looks, but he matures into a beautiful swan. “The Little Mermaid” A mermaid becomes human to win a prince’s heart but ends up sacrificing herself to save him, earning herself a human soul. Danish Original Language 1835–72 Years Published Hans Christian Andersen Author Hans Christian Andersen (Selected Tales) Fairy Tales Children’s Literature

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