The Importance of Companionship in The Secret Garden by France Hodgson Burnett

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The book, “The Secret Garden” by France Hodgson Burnett is a wonderful fiction classic. The book contains 279 pages of one of Burnett’s work of arts. You will be amazed by the change that happens throughout the book. The story, “The Secret Garden starts off at the main character, Mary Lennox’s house in India. She lives there with her mother and father. Her father is an army captain who she hardly ever sees and her mother is a beautiful woman who doesn’t want anything to do with her daughter. Mary is taken care of by her Ayah and other servants that are in her home. She is also hidden from many people because they consider her ugly and not worth looking at. One day a disease called cholera gets spread through her home and everyone except …show more content…
The book, “The Secret Garden” by France Hodgson Burnett is a wonderful fiction classic. The book contains 279 pages of one of Burnett’s work of arts. You will be amazed by the change that happens throughout the book. The story, “The Secret Garden starts off at the main character, Mary Lennox’s house in India. She lives there with her mother and father. Her father is an army captain who she hardly ever sees and her mother is a beautiful woman who doesn’t want anything to do with her daughter. Mary is taken care of by her Ayah and other servants that are in her home. She is also hidden from many people because they consider her ugly and not worth looking at. One day a disease called cholera gets spread through her home and everyone except herself dies. A group of soldiers went searching through the house to make sure there is no one in it and they found Mary. Mary then was sent to England and lived with a family for a short period of time until she was brought to live with her Uncle Archibald Craven in his house, Misselthwaite Manor in Yorkshire. Her uncle is considered a miserable hunch back that has been unhappy since his wife died. When she gets there she finds out about a secret garden from a servant. The Secret Garden was locked up by her uncle after his wife died because it was her garden. The key was hidden somewhere in the ground outside. She became interested by it and wanted to find it. Mary becomes happier too and didn’t seem as ugly to people. She becomes nicer
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