Last Stop On Market Street Literary Analysis

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This week’s discussion of contemporary realistic fiction, elaborates on the need for such a literary element be utilized in children’s books. Contemporary realist fiction is evident in the following children book; Wonder, Let’s Get a Pup, How Smudge Came and The Last Stop on Market Street. Kiefer and Tyson defined realistic fiction as an imaginative writing that accurately reflects life that was lived in the past or could be lived as of today. Introduction of this kind of genre to children literature is very important to prepare and ensure that children have a grasp of an understanding of the world around them. Real life situations and scenarios are presented to children with type of literary genre. It broadens the knowledge of children, creates…show more content…
The boy name C.J is very curious and asks the grandmother many questions as to why they have to ride a bus to the soup kitchen. The answer to his questions from his grandmother teaches him to be appreciative and understand the world around him. This story teaches C.J and its audience about embracing life experiences as they come and also embracing diversity. In the book titled Wonder written by R.J Palacio, the main character Auggie faces a lot of struggles in the society due to having a deformed face. He faced a lot of emotions over his struggles. This book presents the real life struggles of individuals with disability. The story of August serves as a mirror and a window to readers. Readers who do not have any disability can empathize with Auggie for all his struggles. Auggie’s story fits the category of realistic fiction because his deformity is a genetic mutation which occurs naturally and can happen in the real world. His struggles with his new school, friends and bullying are realistic as some readers can relate to this. Children can understand the need to embrace diversity in the society from reading Auggie’s

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