Mature Themes in Children's Literature
Discussion of the beneficial role children's literature can play in helping children cope with stressful situations.
# 32299 | 650 words | 3 sources | 2002 |
Published on Sep 30, 2003 in Education (Reading) , Literature (Children) , Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Child, Youth Issues (General)
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Summary: Children's literature can be useful in aiding children in this aspect of their growth. In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the representation of death, and the fear of death, plays a prominent role in terms of character, plot and setting. The character of Harry Potter is defined, from the outset of the book, by the death of his parents.
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