Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid: A True Love Story

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When we were young, we read children book to fill our spare time. During that time, we just go through the story and seldom think deeply about the messages conveyed. The requirements for a good story are intrigued plots and attractive characters. As long as the story is interesting, it does not matter whether or not there is moral value or lesson. The once upon naïve young us usually have a special liking on love story with a happy ending. An ending like this is already succeeds in enlightening our whole day. However, not all of the stories are regard to love or happy ending, everything must have an exceptional. For example, The Little Mermaid, one of the stories I am going to analysis, has a tragic and grief ending. Furthermore, another short novel which is including in my study has nothing to do with any love story. There is no corresponding love line but a very different and fascinating plot; that is Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland. The Little Mermaid, one of the famous stories written by the eminent author, Hans Christian Andersen, unlike other typical preaching of true love stories. The poor little mermaid is the main character of the story although never named by the author, has endured a misfortune. She does not get her prince’s heart nor live happily forever in human world but turns into foam of the sea and be a good deed for 300 years in order to gain an immortal soul. To me, it is indeed a meaningful story which leaves us to a deep thinking. This is the first

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