The Complexities and Themes in The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

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The story The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is considered by many critics as being one of many children’s classics that every child should read. This book has had many editions, most of them illustrated, unlike our version; also, we can find various versions of this story as films. This story at first glance seems to be a very good children’s novel, with animals and adventure, however it is much more than that, first of all this book has very complex words in it that even I had to look up. In despite of this, the story has themes and adventures that are very child oriented. The themes of friendship and adventure are what tie this whole book together. A book plot is present in the book, however, it is not what ties the book and it is not very present until the end of the book. To begin, the themes are what tie this book together. This is obvious as the book progresses and that no real plot is evident until the middle of the book. This is because most of the chapters can be read separately as their own stories. This shows that to Kenneth Grahame, the plot of the story is not what is important but rather the morals and the themes that he will make very apparent. One of the themes that Kenneth Grahame incorporates into the story, that is present until the end is the idea of friendship and of good friends. The whole story is showing how Mole, Badger and Rat who are very good friends to Toad even though Toad does not appreciate them and listen to them as much as he

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