Wind in the Willows
Contemporary. In the first part of the 20th Century. Moving into the more Modern world. 1908
publication date. Kenneth Grahame's life has a bearing on how we read Wind in the Willows. A
story for an actual child. Written for hi
Arborocentrism in Anne
Book obsessed with Trees. Tree-centering. Trees are old, often a wisdom ascribed to trees.
They are stable, have to face wind and harsh weather to survive. Are above ground and below
ground. Partake in all four elements. Fire of the
Huck Finn is a representative American book. Grounded in American concerns, particularly
issues surrounding the civil war. Looms very large in the American psyche. Is there anything
equivalent to Canadianise? There is no huge Canadian event. Anne is in th
1. How is Huck Finn linked to the concept of Primitivism?
With regards to chronological primitivism one can safely say that the novel
Huckleberry Finn is not lamenting the lost 'golden era' by any means. Twain
disregards any notions that history contained
Summary of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The type of Narrative - first person, naive narrator, ironic perspective. Softens the blow of the
brutality. Civilization ends up being the undesirable thing. The natural and the natural magic of
Jim is desira
Alice in Wonderland
Sets up a dream vision story.
Games are diversions and used as a structuring device. Played by arbitrary rules. Rules are
another structuring device. Alice tries to define herself by her social training, from the books and
Space rule is upset. Awareness of mortality creeping in. Long free fall that doesn't kill her. The fall is metaphoric of
her falling asleep. Sleep being the second death. With each circumstance she tries to remember the lessons from
the other world.
Folktale The word fairy-tale first appeared in the OED in 1749. Fairy tale is a story about miniature
beings. Fairy - the realm of magic or enchantment. These are orally transmitted tales that
passed from generation to generation. These dates become fixed
Hansel and Gretel
Starts with bread, the staple of life, food, nourishment. Food represents love, sustenance in all
the senses. Duty as a mother to feed it, to sustain the life. Duty and role as a parent to feed the
children. This woman is a st
Children's literature deals with very important issues.
Why are they are crafted and how they are crafted. Through literary techniques, form and
Children's literature is one that is written specifically for a child audience. Children's literatu