New York (Knopf) 1976." (1976). This book explores how fairy tales have affected the way children develop by analyzing some of the well-known fairy tales to find how the uses of magic have shaped on people, especially children, think and understand the world. Bettelheim explains that for a child to grow up to find meaning in his or her life the child must be presented to literature such as fairy tales. This book will provide arguments that fairy tales are positive impacts on children’s development.
In a society where children are bombarded with electronics and technology, it can be challenging to convince them to sit down and either read or listen to a story. Reading and hearing stories helps to spark children’s imaginations and dreams. For some children, bedtime stories are not only special for the heroes or princesses they feature, but also for the scheduled time they get to spend one on one with their parent or guardian. In order for children to learn to enjoy reading they must be able to have a choice in what they are able to read. This is something that is taught to them from a young age, whether they are picking a bedtime story or a novel to read at school, it must be something that interests them.
Other authors and literary works can be borrowed from as well, but many are not as widely known or are well-known now but won’t be for long. Because of these limitations, many authors borrow from children’s literature when writing their stories. Children’s literature is recognizable and long lasting. Nathaniel Hawthorne an example of an author that takes references from Children’s literature. He displays this with his novel, The Scarlett Letter which contains a connection to Hansel and Gretel.
The conception of childhood and its image in literature has changed considerably overtime. The role of children in fiction gained importance in the late 18th century and is closely related to ‘Romantic revival’. Childhood in adult fiction represents certain philosophical ideas pertaining to a given age, gender, socio-cultural and economic set up. Up till 20th century majority of literary work depicted children as innocent beings incapable of causing any harm. 20th century with its brutal, terrifying world wars showed evil in the innocent child.
In his article “Why the Best Kids Books Are Written in Blood” he explains how he went to visit a school where they read his books in class, although is books were very horrific and sad many of the student could relate to the books giving the student a sense of relief after reading them. When I read I don’t just recite words off the paper in my head. I visually picture what’s happening in the story kind of like a movie but I’m creating it. This lets me be pulled into the book emotionally and mentally. Teen who are abused at home want to get away from that environment as much as possible.
The reason why students should read more challenging novels are because they learn new things, and they could also learn how to act in a certain situation based on the type of challenging story they read. Many people also feel that this book is irrelevant to student’s lives. However, kids should learn what life would be like for kids at their age in a different time period. Like what was stated before, in a history class, when we learn about the history, we learn about the straight facts, not as much of the personal lives of people living in that time. Since the novel is showing the personal recollections of one boy in the time period, students can identify the similarities between the two lessons.
being passive. This passive state of acceptance can be like poison for the mind of a young reader. The story that a young reader is left with is one that a woman's survival “Depends upon [her] acceptance of roles”(Gruss, 197). Most of the time those roles aren't decided by the main character; they are forced upon them. In Beauty and the Beast beauty have has to accept her role of being unequal to her father or siblings as she is sold to Beast in order for the siblings to stay alive, and the rest of the story is her accepting that she will have to marry the Beast.
Children 's literature have big themes and subjects, also children 's literature have many messages, that notice from Pullman style and content speech in his Carnegie Medal “There are some themes, some subjects, too large for adult fiction; they can only be dealt with adequately in a children’s book” (qtd. in Vallone, Mickenberg 106) and link it to ' 'Northern Light ' ', but what is children 's literature? Peter Hunt describes children 's literature as an oxymoron; because it 's reading and writing by adult but it 's related to children and childhood, so it 's a complex thing for Hunt, in contrast of Ursula Le Guin that saw children 's literature simple and it 's just writing for kids, for Peter Hunt the children being manipulated by
In 1959 when it was released the novel read unlike anything that had come before it. The novel was a real attack on the reader’s imagination and morals showing the reader page after page images and scenes the reader would have never even considered to be possible. It is this full on attack on the reader in every possible way that makes the novel such an interesting one. The language and structure make it very difficult to even get properly started reading the novel and the reader really has to endure and figure out how to make some kind of meaning from the book. Burroughs does not insult the reader by giving any real explanations for anything that happens during the novel, rather he gives the reader the freedom to seek meaning from the wild chapters.
Children literature is about the literature what the adults write, but as well as what the children and adult read. Adults are exercising power and children are either influence or oppose treatment. Children’s books are not blameless or simple. If children’s literature fails to present young people ways of thinking about themselves and their own world. They can make a difference and help them create a conversation of their own as political subjects.