Pinocchio; a Story for Children

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Pinocchio; A Story for Children
Bridgette Rodriguez
Hondros College of Nursing
English II (Composition and Literature)
ENG 101
Professor Christine Cavallaro
April 18, 2010

Pinocchio; A Story For Children Pinocchio is concidered an adventurous tale for children. The original story was first published in 1881 by Carlo Collodi in Italy . Collodi published his masterpiece as a serial story in a children’s weekly paper, Giornale dei bambini, between 1881 and 1883 (Liukkonen, 2008). Collodi wrote the story to be a lively adventure for children and a very adult social critique, attacking poverty and emphasising the importance of education (Liukkonen, 2008). Walt Disney adapted the story in 1940, lightened it up some and proceeded to make a
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They personify conscience and discipline, which Pinocchio lacks at first. The Blue Fairy is illuminated in the pictures representing her magical and mystical qualities. Jiminy Cricket is the annoying voice of discipline always warning Pinocchio to heed his advice.
The tale takes place in an Italian village, initially in Geppetto’s workshop which is full of wooden gadgets and chiming clocks, yet he does not know what time it is. The gentle woodcarver is wishing upon a star for the puppet to come to life and to be his son. The Blue Fairy brings the toy to life out of compassion for Geppetto who is a good man, but is lonely and wanting someone to love. The puppet named, Pinocchio, is not yet a human boy. He must earn the right to be real by proving that he is brave, truthful, and unselfish (The Walt Disney Company, 1992). It is not an easy world for the puppet. He must learn what it means to be a good person, including: going to school, working hard, making friends and putting others’ needs before his own. In the end, after learning some important life lessons, Pinocchio is transformed from the wooden puppet into the real boy Geppetto has always wanted (The Walt Disney Company, 1992).
One important event in the story is when Pinocchio is confronted by the Blue Fairy about skipping school to be in a puppet show. She asks him why he never went to school and he lies to her and says that he was kidnapped by a
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