Where the Wild Things Are | Study Guide

Maurice Sendak

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Max et the wild rumpus start! Sources: ABCNews.com, Biography.com, Maurice Sendak by Amy Sonheim, PBS, There’s a Mystery There: The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak by Jonathan Cott, USA Today Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc. Love &Forgiveness Unconditional love overcomes anger. Imaginationvs. Reality Imagination helps children process overwhelming emotions. Facing Anger & Frustration Dark emotions are common in children and need to be acknowledged. Themes Often confined to his room by childhood illness, Sendak used his imagination to escape and learned to draw. He later chose to write books that help children cope with life. Quickly successful as an author, Sendak created independent characters whose adventures continue to win loyal readers MAURICE SENDAK1928–2012 Author Max Independent young boy whose imagination helps him confront his emotions; embodies chaos and mischief Max’s Mother Harried young woman; loves her son despite his mischievous behavior; represents caring and consequences Wild Things Untamed creatures that Max finds in his imaginary world; represent wild emotions Main Characters Max’s mother has forgiven his mischief; she still loves him. Hot Supper By escaping reality, Max tames his frustration and anger among the wild things. Wild Rumpus Reacting to his mother’s scolding, Max voices anger that gets him into trouble. I’LL EAT YOU UP! The story of little Max’s anger—and his mental escape to a fantastical land—at first bothered some critics and libraries. But soon its frank look at how children deal with emotions, along with its wild and intriguing illustrations, won the hearts of millions of readers. A Wild Journeyof Imagination OVERVIEW English Original Language 1963 Year Published Maurice Sendak Author Where the Wild Things Are Fantasy Children’s Literature

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