Not everyone was disagreeing with such ideas to be in a child's book some were actually agreeing with it and seeing it as "an exploration of spirituality and a critique of the abuse of power" as the Archbishop of Canterbury stated. It is thought that for a child reading such stories it opens up his eyes and mind to be in control and in charge of his own decisions and for him to choose what to belief in. The story is there for everyone to take what he see is best for him as the children will be amused by the clever protagonist that can win over adults by her skills and enjoy the fantasies of magic and witches and being amazed by talking animals such as Iorek the bear warrior and help them to overcome their fears. And adults interested in implicit themes such as religion vs science themes and references to old bibles stories will also find what entertain them in story. If that is the case then Pullman proves that a child book can be a higher standard book than an adult one.
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.
An emerging interest in human reason posed a threat to the church, which by now favored order, conservatism, and stability. As one author puts it, "Movements suspected of enthusiasm, such as Puritanism, Quietism, and Janesism, fell into disrepute, and the authority exercised by the state in religious affairs became more pronounced. It was an age dominated by Reason, which, until it provoked a reaction in such movements as Pietism and Evangelism, posed a formidable challenge to Christianity. Out of the Age of Reason came renewed interests in art, architecture, and music. The church used these as tools for enhancing worship, affirming faith, teaching, and advancing aesthetics.
Traditional children's literature, tales in particular, which are rapidly developed and include a dramatic plot and an easy identification with the good character, belongs to the type of literature that "speaks" more to listeners or readers and gives pleasure (Zipes, 1997). They believe that the
Generally, I have noticed that most of the books revolve around characters’ discovery of themselves and their identity for both children novels and adult literature. For example, books like “Lord of the Faces,” “The Truman Show,” “When Breathe Becomes Air,” “A Wrinkle in Time” and “Room” to illustrate a few. Some books’ central messages are also contained in the lessons of life where it imparts positive messages such as no isolation, being inclusive, and love, mainly, the “feel-good” novels. Another point to a protagonist who feels different from others and struggled to conform to expectations from society, whether to be rebels or try to fit in, in the face of vast opposition from their community. In detail, “Pride and Prejudice” best illustrate
Children lore and rhymes, Kind of folklore depends on playing and singing in childhood. Opies was the research and other in same tradition, they studied the range of children rhymes , riddles and other language games in playgrounds and other contexts, and recorded the historical and geographical spread of children lore (Julia Gillen, 2006, p.174). Children's craft shows in words and rhymes production, where the child is trying to say any rhyme that comes to mind even if it is without meaning and that the goal of his ambitions he wants to establish a relationship of friendship. All of this results from the child based on his community and cultural background in which it arises, it can be to see it through rhyme produced by the child, can be used language features such as repetition, metaphor, rhyme, intonation and word play. In addition, Children use intertextuality and many themes from their cultures in
Thus, is helping them to make the book more realistic. In my essay I will write about function of illustrations in picture books with children and I will analyses the opinion of critics of the novel. The child has a sense of the images before they speak. Picture books have a series of picture tell a continuous story for children. It helps to develop their abilities and their imagination.
However, they are most likely representative of the Church who would have already been raptured at this point. Some suggest they are angelic beings, but this is very unlikely as angels had never been portrayed in scriptures as sitting on thrones or having crowns on their heads. These descriptions only fits redeemed saints who Jesus promised they will reign with Him (Matt 19:28; Luke 22:30). In addition, the Greek word translated here as “elders” is never used to refer to angels, only to men, particularly to men of a certain age who are mature and able to rule the Church. The word elder would be inappropriate to refer to angels, who do not age.
All YA literature is responsible for, is for putting into words what young adults have known or felt for decades, but failed to express in fear of being judged. Nowadays, teens have to adapt on their own to the radical changes that came with all the technological advancements and with the extreme liberalism that their own generation brought into society. By reading YA literature, teen readers are subconsciously being prepared to live in a society that has become more somber from the one a now-a-day adult is accustomed to live in. Literature changes according to what is relevant at the moment, and what truly speaks to young readers right now are the many problems they encounter on a daily basis, whether political, economic, or social (Young Adult). Before and during the 1960s, YA literature only focused on displaying religious topics and characters that showed good morals; but the 1970s was truly a period of transformation for young adult literature all around the world (Young Adult).