James Janeway was a Puritan English Minister and author. On my class readings about the Puritan, I’ve learned that they were people who took church and religion as a serious matter. They believed that the children’s should learn to read the bible. Lying was a big sin for them, they didn’t read children’s Fairy Tales because it was stories that was just made up, and it would be like lying to them. It mentions in an article The Treatment of Death in Children (page 402), “If the parents believed in heaven and hell, in eternal damnation, what was more natural than that they should wish protect their children, and see that upon death they would reach a place in Paradise?”, because there was so much death that surrounded the Children they wanted to give them hope that there was something much better for them after death.
All of these death of Children inspired James Janeway to write A Token for Children, Two of his stories that’s an example of children’s believ...
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...r Children, it gave The Christmas Carol hope to live in a better world and with peace.
These two text show us the way that we should live, it show us to have hope when you feeling that you can’t anymore. Also it shows you that you could make a difference in someone’s life when you leave your greediness behind you. Something that Tiny Tim teaches us, is that it’s never too late to change. In order for you to save your own soul you have to do good, not have evil thoughts, not do evil deeds, you need to be good to others especially when they are good to you. Children Literature gave children, adults, and society, hope of peace in the world, and also to believe that when you no longer in this world that you know there is a better place waiting for you. You can’t control everything you do, but what you can control you do it with the best intentions and not selfish once.
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