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Rules and Norms in A.A. Milne´s Winnie-the-pooh and The House at Pooh Corner
2001 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

People may consider that the stories about Winnie-the-Pooh should be regarded as amusing children’s books, but in my essay I claim that the characters in the stories also can be seen as great role models for children. Through the characters the rules and norms of society are presented, and by looking deeper into the different characters we can find different types of personalities with both good and bad qualities. To start with we have little Piglet an, on the surface, quiet and shy character, but from a deeper perspective he is brave and stable. Pooh represents the great friend, and with his somewhat distrait behaviour he shows children that it is human to make mistakes now and then. Eeyore and Tigger are different from the other characters, Eeyore is always miserable and Tigger is bouncy. The fact that they are different does not matter to Pooh and his friends, and they treat them as well as the others, because being different can also be positive. With their different qualities the characters create a set of rules that can be useful in life. The rules can, hopefully, help children distinguish between what is right and what is wrong, and teach them how to behave and act in different situations.

Abstract [en]

People may consider that the stories about Winnie-the-Pooh should be regarded as amusing children’s books, but in my essay I claim that the characters in the stories also can be seen as great role models for children. Through the characters the rules and norms of society are presented, and by looking deeper into the different characters we can find different types of personalities with both good and bad qualities. To start with we have little Piglet an, on the surface, quiet and shy character, but from a deeper perspective he is brave and stable. Pooh represents the great friend, and with his somewhat distrait behaviour he shows children that it is human to make mistakes now and then. Eeyore and Tigger are different from the other characters, Eeyore is always miserable and Tigger is bouncy. The fact that they are different does not matter to Pooh and his friends, and they treat them as well as the others, because being different can also be positive. With their different qualities the characters create a set of rules that can be useful in life. The rules can, hopefully, help children distinguish between what is right and what is wrong, and teach them how to behave and act in different situations.

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2001. , 15 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-53648Local ID: ENG C-11OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-53648DiVA: diva2:1102208
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