Why Authors Use Personification : An Originator Or Creator Of A Work

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Amanda Paone Professor Nutter English 310-001 19 February 2015 Why Authors Use Personification An author is an originator or creator of a work that is produced in order to express an idea or opinion. Writers have the ability to create characters in any way that seems fit to them and helps them best fulfill the roles needed to satisfy their vision of their work. Human nature drives authors to ascribe attributes and characteristics that they best see fit to objects, animals, and people in order to prove their point. Authors are able to manipulate characters in order to portray what they want them to. In order to show that this is true, four different stories will be discussed, each with the same character in it, a rabbit. The writers in…show more content…
Peter is part of a rabbit family that lives next to a man with a garden, Mr. McGregor. Peter’s mother specifically warns her children to stay away from Mr. McGregor’s garden. One day, Peter decided to disobey his mother and run under the fence straight into the neighbor’s garden. The aspect of Peter’s character that is the most relatable and obvious to the reader is his rebellion. The popular children’s book series, Winnie-the-Pooh, was written by A. A. Milne. The books are based on different animal characters that have been personified. Each animal portrays distinct characteristics that define who they are. For example, a few of those animal characters are- Pooh, a friendly and loveable bear, Piglet, a shy and tenderhearted pig, Tigger, an enthusiastic and energetic tiger, and Rabbit, a organized and orderly rabbit. Overall, Rabbit is most often seen as the rule-following helper throughout the books. Alice 's Adventures in Wonderland is a literary nonsense novel written in 1865 by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. Alice is by the riverbank when suddenly a rabbit talking and dressed in clothes swiftly runs by her. He goes into a hole and Alice follows him down into the hole and enters what seems like a new world. The rabbit led her into Wonderland. The White Rabbit reports to a queen in the book and he is seen as rushing to get to her so he would not be late. This makes him seem
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