By Dennis Butts (eds.)
Children's literature is more and more uncovered to serious debate in England and the USA. There are certainly a few histories and surveys of kid's literature, yet few works exist which debate the contexts, ideologies and narrative buildings of kid's tales in a significant and special demeanour, or learn specific case-histories to work out how different forces engage. this is often what this selection of essays makes an attempt to do. the subjects variety from Little ladies to Winnie the Pooh and from tale kinds akin to 'The experience tale' to 'Fantasy'.
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And also like Christ, Jerry is not apparently meek. His unyielding refusal to do what he does not want to do implies strength rather than weakness, and we must conclude that it's the people who meekly go along with the corruptions of those with power who are actually the meek ones. If we think of the novel in this way, we can conclude two things: the truly meek do inherit the earth, to the extent that the meek conformists aren't the ones victimised by Archie and his like; but since the only apparently meek Jerry is so ruthlessly unyielding and since he really does win, Obie was right in a way he didn't intend: the meekly conventional don't inherit the earth after all.
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