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Themes of education in children's novels

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Please correlate Heidi (1880), Pinocchio (1881), and Through the Looking Glass (1871) with the theme of education.

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Question: Please correlate Heidi (1880), Pinocchio (1881), and Through the Looking Glass (1871) with the theme of education.

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First, as you examine how educational themes permeate these classic children's texts, Heidi offers many lessons in character education. For example, chapter XIX overly illustrates how Heidi teaches Peter to read, definitely a plot area in the text which clearly emphasizes the theme of education. Heidi adamantly insists to Peter, "You must learn to read." He replies, "I have learnt," was the answer.

However, she ...

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In the following posting, themes of education in children's novels are briefly justified in 400 words of notes. The novels that are discussed include Heidi, Pinocchio and Through the Looking Glass.

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