The Princess And The Tin Box Analysis

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Theme plays the very important role of a book. It refers the central idea, lessons or message that stretch through the entire story. In facts, every story has theme and it can reflect various aspects in life. One of the most prominent themes is fear which is mentioned in many stories such as “The princess and the tin box”, “The Emperor’ new clothes” and “ The story”. All these stories indicated the fear that affected directly human life. To begin with, the princess in “The princess and the tin box” lived in fear of power and judgement. She is described as “the prettiest princess in the world” with a wealthy life. She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and her life was really dreaming of many girls in the world. When she was eighteen…show more content…
It is similar that fear kept people silent in both stories. However, the author described it in a different way. The main character was an Emperor who was very concerned with his clothes. He paid a lot of money and gold to make an invisible clothes which is considered as a tool to judge a person who was clever or stupid. In the next part of the story, this caused fear of being a fool for himself as well as other people. In essence, he didn’t see anything and wore nothing, but he didn’t want to admit it because all people saw and said that it was “the most beautiful in the world” it. It was a fear of social rejection and lacking of knowledge. As the result, his fear and his vanity turned him into the joke. Not only did he live in the fear, but other characters also did fear of saying the truth. All ministers didn’t see the clothes but the Emperor believed in the thieves’ lie so they also did. They lied themselves to seek the personal security and save their own reputation. They were scared of losing job and becoming a stupid person so they sought their personality and hid the truth. Other people also feared being revealed as stupid or incompetent. No one dared to say what they really saw because “nobody wanted to be called stupid”. It is the clear that people lived in the fear of saying the truth and admitting their stupid and…show more content…
In particular, it didn’t come from the fearing of losing the wealthy or being stupid, it originated from inevitability of death in life. Definitely, when someone dies, they are not able to do anything, no weathy, no vanity, so death is considered as the biggest fear that each individual has to confront. The story started with the thingking of a teacher. He is both a main character and a narrator, so fear was described more realistic. He listed so many death, including trees, plants, animals, children and even adults. He and his students witnessed them and realized that “ it did occur to us”and things “got started up again” after they die. Hence, he was aware of the inevitability of death and life in reality. It is circle of birth and death. In the effort to experience it, he was frienghtened because “it was something that crossed the mind” and this was difficult to explain the death to the kids who are considered as the sign of the beginning of the life. However, the kids were a little different from him. Their fear came from the curiosity. It seems that they was afraid of where they have gone after they die and “meaning to life”. Therefore, they required “an assertion of value”. In facts, no one know what may be happend after the death. Even though it was difficult to live in a
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