The Secret Garden Analysis

Setting

The story begins in colonial India, where Mary Lennox lives with her mother and father. When Mary's parents die, the scene shifts to...

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The Secret Garden Literary Qualities

Although The Secret Garden has many of the characteristics of a fairy tale, its most elemental symbol is rooted not in fantasy but in...

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The Secret Garden Social Sensitivity

Some readers may be disturbed by Burnett's sentimentalizing of poverty and the class system, but her portrayal does not lack sensitivity. As...

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The Secret Garden Topics for Discussion

1. When Mary leams that her nurse and both of her parents have died in the epidemic, she worries solely about who will take care of her. Why...

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The Secret Garden Ideas for Reports and Papers

1. Frances Hodgson Burnett liked happy endings so much that she called herself "Mrs. Romantick." She believed that it was possible to...

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The Secret Garden Related Titles / Adaptations

The Secret Garden was made into a film by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1949. The screenplay was written by Robert Ardrey and Fred Wilcox...

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The Secret Garden For Further Reference

Bixler, Phyllis. Frances Hodgson Burnett. Boston: Twayne, 1984. A thorough study of Burnett's adult and children's novels which pays...

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