Pinocchio

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Introduction:

Pinocchio is one of the most celebrated works in Italian literature. It was written by Carlo Lorenzi in 1883. Like many other writers in Italy at that time he wrote it under a pseudonym Carlo Collodi.

Collodi himself was a firm believer in education and one of his main goals was to educate young people, at one point declaring. “Open a school, and you will close a prison”(Collodi in Person, p 141).

His novel about Pinocchio continually portrays the virtues of education and the evils of sloth. When Pinocchio tries to avoid school and disobeys his father by running away, he suffers many misfortunes as being abducted, jailed or transformed in to a donkey. But when he obeys what Geppetto tells him, works at his studies, he approaches his goal of becoming a real boy.

Collodi uses combination of fantasy and reality in his novel , blue fairy, transformation into the donkey, talking animals, egg becoming a chick and flying out off the window, “Pinocchio is hungry and looks for an egg to cook himself an omelette; but, to his surprise, the omelette flies out of the window”.(Adventures of Pinocchio. Chapter 5), all of this captivates young readers, but thought out a story he does not forget about the importance of educational process and through all this different characters and fantasy he helps the young readers to understand the value of education, and what it takes to become a real boy.

Moreover, Collodi uses all characters in Pinocchio so that children can relate them self’s to them and go and experience all the adventures and understand between what is right and wrong. Pinocchio personality is very similar to young child; he is naive, lively, very curious and adventurous puppet who is aiming toward a particular goal....

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...tions.... and the books only passed over his head, landed in the sea, and disappeared”. And even the fish in the sea did not like them."What a horrid taste! Our own food is so much better!"However Pinocchio refuses to listen to them, and that’s where we first see that he developed his maturity and understanding of importance of education, as well as the need for balance, that it is impossible to have fun with no responsibility.

Collodi demonstrates that the secret to success in life is knowledge, and knowledge leads to power through education. However he also shows that the only way you learn in life is by taking risks, and learning on your own mistakes.

Works Cited
Carlo Collodi; trans. Cramp, Walter S. The Adventures of Pinocchio. New York, New York Ginn and Company, 1904

Lucas, Ann Lawson. " Enquiring Mind, Rebellious Spirit: Alice and Pinocchio as Nonmodel

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