The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

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In the book The Wind in the Willows, what is the main problem in the story?

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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is not really a book that addresses a central problem or issue. It is not about social justice or people struggling with trauma, but rather meant to be an expression of love for the English countryside, river life, and rural tranquility, a relaxing and enjoyable tale with extended descriptions of the beauties of the natural world for readers to savor with a nice cup of tea.

The animals in the book, like people, are in search of a relaxed, happy, and safe lifestyle, and Toad, Rat, and Mole develop more mature characters over the course of the story. Toad is rich and irresponsible, and with the help of his loyal friends he overcomes his impulsive nature, to a certain degree, to live a safer, more responsible, and more settled...

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