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Niegrzeczni bohaterowie dziecięcych lektur
Rude characters of books for children

Author(s): Małgorzata Wójcik-Dudek
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Summary/Abstract: The author of the article notices the characters equipped with deeper meaning in the so called rude text characters for young readers. “The lack of humbleness” ascribed to them means not only disobedience, but constitutes the basis of their worldview. The article compares Pinocchio, Pippi, and King Matt the First. Each character possesses features that point to the philosophical message of the story they represent. It seems that their interpretative complexity stands in opposition to modern enfants terrible performances focused exclusively on the scandal of denial.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 22
  • Page Range: 31-41
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish