Heidi Questions and Answers

Heidi

In a nutshell, here are some main characters in Heidi with a quick character sketch for each: Heidi, the protagonist, is a young girl whose kindness and open spirit bring joy to everyone around...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2019, 8:05 pm (UTC)

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The characters are split into the "bad" characters, who represent hypocrisy and excessive concern with outward appearances, and the "good" characters, who live honestly and authentically, full of...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2017, 1:12 pm (UTC)

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Heidi

Heidi is brought by Aunt Dete to Frankfurt after living with her grandfather in the mountains for three years. She had been brought to the countryside to live with her goatherd grandfather simply...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2019, 9:24 am (UTC)

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Heidi

Johanna Louise Spyri's beloved children's book Heidi, first published in 1881, tells the story of a young orphaned girl who goes to live with her grandfather in the Alps in Switzerland. In the...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2020, 6:14 pm (UTC)

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Fräulein Rottenmeier is Herr Sesemann's stern, unbending housekeeper. She is firmly in charge of running the household where Heidi has been invited to stay as companion to Herr Sesemann's invalid...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2019, 8:43 am (UTC)

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The subject of reading first arises in Johanna Spyri's beloved children's novel Heidi in chapter 4, "In The Grandmother's Hut," when Peter visits his blind grandmother. "Good-evening, little...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2020, 5:41 pm (UTC)

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Heidi

Heidi's Alm-uncle won't send her to school to read, even after the village pastor comes to say she must go to school. However, when Dete takes Heidi to become the invalid Clara's companion, Heidi...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2019, 7:27 pm (UTC)

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Miss Rottenmeier is the housekeeper at Clara's home in Frankfort. She is displeased when she first meets Heidi. Heidi looks odd to her in her plain woolen dress and smushed straw hat over her short...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2020, 2:55 pm (UTC)

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Heidi

Heidi is an orphan and lives with her mother's sister, Aunt Dete, who has been raised Heidi since infancy. Aunt Dete has a selfish attitude and resents the child. Even though she chose to raise...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2019, 5:52 pm (UTC)

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Heidi

In this novel about a sweet girl and her kind grandfather, Heidi chooses to the hayloft to sleep in in her grandfather's cabin so that she can see the beautiful landscape out of her window. The...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2019, 6:25 pm (UTC)

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Barbel persuades Dete to tell the story of how Uncle Alm became a hermit. As Dete explains, at one time Uncle Alm was the elder of two sons of a couple that owned one of the largest farms in his...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2019, 7:18 pm (UTC)

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Heidi

The full title of Johanna Spyri's novel is Heidi, girl of the Alps, and Heidi's full name is Adelheid. The story is rather "feel-good" and Pollyanna-like, as nearly everything bad in the story has...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2013, 7:57 pm (UTC)

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The first encounter between Heidi and her grandfather does not begin auspiciously. He is a stern and forbidding figure, evidently unused to company and rather irritated at suddenly having to look...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2019, 12:59 pm (UTC)

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Grandfather lives in one large room in a mountain cottage. As Heidi steps into the room, she sees that it takes up the whole ground floor of his hut. In this room, Grandfather has a table with just...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2021, 2:28 pm (UTC)

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The first time that Heidi goes up the mountain with Peter and the goats, we get a good portrayal of Peter’s job as a goat herd. He is described as whistling and calling to the goats, swinging his...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2018, 2:39 am (UTC)

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Before the events of the story, Heidi lives with her Aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. Heidi is an orphan, so her mother's sister was the relative who chose to care for her. However, Dete is a...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2019, 7:45 pm (UTC)

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In Johanna Spyri's classic novel Heidi, the old pastor from Dorfli, the hamlet halfway down the mountain from where Heidi and her grandfather lived, frightens Heidi out of her wits by appearing...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2020, 2:25 am (UTC)

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Heidi's Aunt Dete takes her to live with her grandfather, who has a reputation as an unfriendly recluse. In fact, Barbel can't imagine that Aunt Dete would leave her niece with such a man, given...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2020, 1:02 pm (UTC)

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Heidi wants to know where she is to sleep in her grandfather's house. He says that she can sleep wherever she wants. Upon hearing this, Heidi is utterly delighted and immediately starts looking...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2021, 8:55 am (UTC)

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Heidi

After living with her grandfather in the fresh air and beauty of the Swiss mountains for three years, Heidi is taken by her aunt to Frankfurt to be a companion to a girl named Clara Sesemann. Heidi...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2021, 7:39 pm (UTC)

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Heidi

In Johanna Spyri's novel Heidi, the title character is sent to live in Frankfurt and be the companion of a girl named Clara Sesemann. Heidi has been living in the countryside with her grandfather,...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2021, 7:38 pm (UTC)

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When Heidi goes to live with Fraulein Rottenmeier and Clara in Frankfurt, she saves up the rolls she gets every night at dinner for "mountain grandmother." Heidi can't bear the thought of eating...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2021, 9:03 pm (UTC)

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Heidi

Johanna Spyri’s classic piece of didactic Christian children’s literature Heidi illustrates the tale of Heidi and Clara Sesemann. Heidi travels to Frankfurt to work as a companion for the young...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2016, 12:52 am (UTC)

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Grandfather gives Heidi and Clara the goat's milk to drink when Heidi brings Clara to visit her healthy mountain home. Heidi is surprised when she awakes in the morning to see that Clara is up...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2021, 1:31 pm (UTC)

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Dete takes Heidi to be interviewed by Miss Rottenmeier as a possible companion for the invalid Clara. However, the honest and untutored Heidi gives all the wrong answers to her questions,...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2019, 1:49 pm (UTC)

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Heidi

Johanna Spyri's beloved 1880 children's novel Heidi is a novel that paints virtue and vice as absolutes, with little room for the ambiguities and nuances of real life and people. While Heidi is...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2015, 10:49 pm (UTC)

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Heidi

When her grandfather asks her if she wants to go out to the mountain with Peter and the goats in chapter III, Heidi is very excited. She is far more excited than Peter because this is all new to...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2019, 2:44 pm (UTC)

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Heidi

When rereading the book Heidi, I was unable to find a specific answer to this question as written. However, there are several references to music in the text. Specifically, Heidi thinks that the...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2019, 9:45 pm (UTC)

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Heidi

In the further adventures of Heidi, we discover that the little girl has been living in winter quarters with her grandfather and the good doctor in the Alpine village of Dorfli. The two men are...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2021, 6:18 am (UTC)

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Heidi is very hungry by the time she has dinner with her grandfather. She has traveled all day to his home and has had nothing to eat since her bread and thin coffee for breakfast. Heidi enjoys her...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2021, 11:15 pm (UTC)

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Heidi's been cooped up indoors taking care of Ursula, a deaf old lady. She's surrounded by all this beautiful Alpine scenery, and yet Heidi's unable to stray from the confines of the hearth. But...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2018, 4:58 am (UTC)

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Heidi

In chapter 3 of Johanna Spyri's Heidi, the young protagonist wakes up in the hayloft of her grandfather's house on the mountain. She is only five years old, and her life has changed drastically in...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2021, 3:02 am (UTC)

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When the doctor comes to her mountain home, Heidi is at first disappointed that Clara is not with him. However, it is midday, with the sun high, so Heidi's grandfather carries the table from the...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2021, 3:54 am (UTC)

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Heidi

By the time that Mr. Sesemann returns home, it's clear that his little guest Heidi has made a big impression on the household, both good and bad. On the bad side, we have the assessment of the...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2020, 12:40 pm (UTC)

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When Heidi stayed with the Sesemanns in Frankfurt, she developed a close friendship with Clara. Heidi invited her friend to come and stay with her in the mountains, where it was hoped that the...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2021, 10:58 am (UTC)

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Heidi

When Heidi arrives on the mountain, she is dressed in three dresses and a shawl to save others the trouble of carrying her extra clothes. However, it is a hot June day, and she is extremely warm....

Latest answer posted July 31, 2019, 8:39 pm (UTC)

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Heidi

Heidi's Aunt Dete has been taking care of the little girl for four years. But now, she feels she's done her duty and that it's about time that Heidi's grandfather did his. When Dete tells him this,...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2021, 7:38 am (UTC)

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Heidi

Heidi insists that Clara has to come to the pastures every day so that she can learn how to walk without a wheelchair. Peter doesn't want to come to the pastures with them. Before Clara’s arrival,...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2021, 3:16 pm (UTC)

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Heidi

Aunt (or cousin) Dete has been worried about what has become of Heidi, Peter, and the goats. She looks all around for them. She climbs to the highest point she can find to try to see them. She...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2021, 12:42 pm (UTC)

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Heidi

When Dete takes Heidi to live with her grandfather on the mountain, the misanthropic old man is initially reluctant to take care of the child. However, her intelligence and good nature quickly...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2021, 9:06 pm (UTC)

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The visitors from Frankfurt are troubling to Peter. He is upset when he finds out from the letter Clara sends Heidi that Clara and her grandmamma are coming to visit in the Alps. Clara is making...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2021, 1:45 am (UTC)

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Heidi perceives the colors and gorgeous glow of sunset to be a fire. As sunset begins, Heidi is sitting and looking at the flowers around her as they glisten in the dying light. All of a sudden,...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2021, 8:46 am (UTC)

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Heidi has grown very attached to Peter's blind grandmother. The old lady is always very kind to Heidi whenever she comes to visit her, and Heidi naturally responds to that. She repays the...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2021, 11:48 am (UTC)

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Heidi

Heidi often goes to the goatherd's cottage, where she enjoys spending time in the company of a blind old grandmother. For her part, the grandmother is always pleased to have Heidi over to visit, as...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2021, 9:38 am (UTC)

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Heidi

It's chapter 13 of Heidi, and our eponymous heroine has made her way back to her home village in the mountains after her stay in Frankfurt at the Sesemann residence. As one can imagine, the little...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2021, 1:45 pm (UTC)

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