Class Consciousness

Stephen W. Potts

LTWL 114, Final Test

Final Test

LTWL 114, Children’s Literature

Answer the following questions in 400 words each. In order to receive full credit (5 points each), you must include relevant direct quotations from the books.

  1. As we have noted throughout the quarter, the nineteenth century saw an evolution in the way Western culture viewed the basic nature of the child. How does Anne of Green Gables reflect the outcome of this debate? What produces Anne’s growth during the novel, and what is the influence of adults, if any?
  2. Although The Secret Garden is a realistic novel, Burnett includes the idea of Magic. What does she mean by Magic, how does it function in the story, and how does it relate to popular philosophical trends in her society?

About swpotts

Author, editor, lecturer. In print since 1982, and recently retired after 40 years of university teaching, 33 of them at UC San Diego.

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