Pinocchio was a marionette made out of wood. He was naughty from the beginning, just as people are sinful from the very beginning. He was mischievous with each part of the body. As soon as his mouth was done, he “began to laugh and poke fun at”1 his maker. As soon as his hands were completed, he pulled his creator's wig off and did not give it back. His feet got in mischief, for as soon as they were finished, one foot gave a “sharp kick”2 to the nose of the maker. He was even mischievous after he was made, for as soon as he learned to walk, he “flew”3 out the door into the streets. At some point in the story he ended up having to be home all by himself. Here, the story shows what happens when he tries to live on his own. He shows us an allegory for what might happen when we live away from Christ. One of his troubles was he could not get anything to eat. In his search for food, he found an egg. He prepares the pan and the fire so he could make the perfect omelet. When he cracked the egg, out came “a little yellow Chick,”4 that flew away into the sky. In desperation, Pinocchio goes out into the street looking for food. He finds nothing but a cold shower from someone who thought that he was a annoying little street boy. He continued to have trouble. Since he was wet, he sat by the fire and during the night his wooden feet caught on ...
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...l. In reward for his change of behavior, his fairy made him into a real boy. He soon realized that he was the one that was making his life miserable. His father told him, “When bad boys become good and kind, they have the power of making their homes gay and new with happiness."9 Pinocchio then knew that he would make his life good. If people devote their lives to Christ, just as Pinocchio devoted his life to being good, they will become people of righteousness.
Pinocchio had a very interesting life, first as a marionette, then as a donkey, and last but not least, a boy. He knew hardship and pain, he knew sorrow and joy, but he is a prime example of what could figuratively happen to everyone who follows his path. The author seems to have been showing us how to change our lives. Pinocchio could be anyone who does not do what they should.
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