Winnie Aa Malkovich Analysis

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During the 1920’s, many socializing factors started to change and develop “with particular weight and particular historical visibility upon such children: the routine of schools, the child-rearing advice pushed upon book reading parents, and the fiction written to shape and satisfy the imagination of middle-class youngsters” (Socializing middle-class children: institutions, fables, and work values in nineteenth-century America, 355). During the Victorian Era, authors like Malkovich, used different sociocultural aspects like religion, gender, and fairytales in order to present the audience with the perfect child and with morals that children had to learn in order to become socialized (Malkovich, 2). The book Winnie-The-Pooh by A.A. Milne was…show more content…
Selective attention is defined as “the process of intentionally focusing on the information that is most relevant to the current goal (Information processing Theories, 149). Winnie Pooh can be characterized as forgetful. This is seen when Pooh is walking towards Eeyore’s house to give Eeyore his birthday present. Pooh decides to give Eeyore the honey that is inside the jar, “and then, suddenly, […] he had eaten Eeyore’s birthday present” (Milne, 18). Acts like this can make him look selfish, and tells the readers that one should not engage in such behaviors because there will be…show more content…
Milne presents Rabbit as the character that is contrasted to that of Christopher Robbin (Gose, 187). This is clearly seen in the scene in which Winnie Pooh gets stuck in Rabbit’s house for eating too much honey. In response, Rabbbit replies by saying “It all comes […] of eating too much. I thought at the time, […] only I didn’t like to say anything, […] and I knew it wasn’t me” (Milne, 10). While Christopher Robin offers to read Pooh a story for the time he is stuck in Rabbit’s house. Rabbit is constantly wanting to set the rules, and this makes him a selfish character. Not only that, but Rabbit also uses people deliberately for his own advantage and convenience (Gose, 187). In this same scene, Rabbit tells Pooh the following: “do you mind if I use your back legs as a towel-horse? Because, I mean, there they are--doing nothing--and it would be very convenient just to hang the towels on them" (Milne, 7). Rabbit in this sense, can be seen as the child due to showing changeability in his morals and making rules as events happen, or he can be seen as an adult because of his authoritarian personality (Morals, 10). Even though Rabbit makes his best effort to put order and control others, he always end up failing, and this is a way of Milne reminding the audience that the characters are only children and therefore they will engage in such

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