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The first part of the chapter is overshadowed by a serious worry. Portly, the Otters' little boy, is missing, and has been missing, as Rat explains, for several days. The Otters have looked all...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2019 2:51 pm UTC

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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is a classic children's book and is able to continually inspire children with its abundance of adventures and Toad's escapades. Adults and older children...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2019 7:38 am UTC

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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is set in a fictional countryside, but it appears to be inspired by the English countryside Grahame would have seen in his time. Many believe it was...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2020 2:50 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2018 8:28 pm UTC

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There are a number of symbols in The Wind in the Willows, many of which act as a satire of early twentieth-century England. With many of the characters, such as Badger, Rat, and Mole, symbolizing...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2017 4:55 pm UTC

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The major value system shown is based on the importance of friendship. Throughout the book, the main characters act in selfless ways, showing how their friendship overcomes obstacles such as greed...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2012 5:19 pm UTC

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The Wind in the Willows is an acclaimed children's book by Kenneth Grahame, published in 1908. Like many books written around the turn of the century, it is very much a product of its time. At its...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2011 8:23 am UTC

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Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows is a novel for children first published in 1908. The main characters we meet in the first four chapters of the book are all animals with human...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2015 10:15 pm UTC

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At the conclusion of The Wind in the Willows, we find a Toad quite different from the one we first encounter at the beginning of the novel: "he was indeed an altered Toad." After "Toad's Last...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2018 12:17 pm UTC

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The storyline of “The Wind in the Willows” is fairly episodic, so it can be hard to point to a specific single climax for the book. Nevertheless, if we understand the book to be about Toad’s change...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2017 3:19 pm UTC

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Tone refers to an author's attitude regarding a particular subject. It is more often than not conveyed to a reader through word choice. Tone is closely related to mood, but mood refers to the...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2019 2:36 pm UTC

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In chapter 5 Mole and Rat return to Mole's home. Mole is embarrassed that he doesn't have any food for his guests, so Rat gives money to some caroling mice to get them groceries. In chapter 6...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2012 9:47 am UTC

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The Wind in the Willows is a highly allusive text. The penultimate chapter-heading quotes a line from Tennyson’s poem “The Princess,” and the final chapter alludes to an even more famous work,...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2019 4:41 am UTC

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In chapter 6 of "Wind In The Willows" Toad is visited by Mole, Badger, and Rat. The forcefully drag him into Toad Hall and Badger tells Toad that it is past time for him to stop driving. "You...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2009 11:55 am UTC

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The Wind in the Willows is written in chapters about anthropomorphic animals living in the countryside. The main characters are Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad. They each have a sub-sect of adventures...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2019 9:31 pm UTC

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Choosing a main theme is difficult because it is a subjective choice. Different readers are going to see different themes as central to the story. For example, a major theme that I see now (but...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2018 6:15 pm UTC

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Mr. Toad was at first reluctant to let the young girl help him. He was too involved with feeling sorry for himself. When the girl came a second time he was friendly and accepting of her wish to...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2008 1:14 am UTC

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Hello! The owl is mentioned in Chapter 8: Toad's Adventures. The owl mentioned is not a major or even minor character in the book. It seems to be an incidental character, a part of the setting in...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2015 8:17 pm UTC

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The Wind in the Willows is written in third person, with no specific character narrating. Instead, we are treated to the many feelings and emotions of each animal as they are introduced. The...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2020 11:51 pm UTC

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The resolution of a work of literature comes after the climax and falling action, almost always at the very end. At the end of The Wind in the Willows, Rat, Badger, Mole, and Toad retake Toad Hall,...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2021 10:17 pm UTC

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In chapter 1, Rat is talking to Mole about the creatures who live in the Wild Wood. One of those creatures is "dear old Badger." Rat tells Mole that "nobody interferes" with Badger and then adds,...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2021 12:26 pm UTC

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Rat, or Ratty to his friends, is one of the more positive characters of the story. He can be as stubborn as Badger at times, but his first and foremost goal is to make sure everyone is happy. He...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2018 11:33 am UTC

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One way that Toad's well-meaning friends intend to stop Toad from driving recklessly is to put him under strict house arrest. They confine him to his room and set up shifts to monitor his behavior...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2013 9:21 pm UTC

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This book is full of wonderful characters, and listing all of them and their personalities is a large task; therefore, I am going to limit this answer by focusing more on the main characters of the...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2018 7:03 pm UTC

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These words are uttered by Rat to Mole when, in the chapter entitled "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn," the two animals go off to look for Portly, Otter's missing child. They eventually find Portly...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2012 7:13 am UTC

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Well, let me start by being honest:I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for. Are you looking for the original illustrations for Wind in the Willows, by E. H. Shepard? If so, you'll find a...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2007 11:22 am UTC

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Otter is a lower-class "Cockney" type character. He is sociable, resilient, and plugged into community doings. He is smart, and the other characters appreciate him because he can always be relied...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2018 12:21 am UTC

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Another obvious reason why boys might find The Wind in the Willows appealing is because it has exclusively male characters. The duo of Mole and Rat are two masculine archetypes: one being the shy,...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2018 4:24 pm UTC

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1 If Mole can use paint brushes and ladders, why does he need to dig with his paws?2 To what degree will the animals in the story replicate human society?3 What imputed animal characteristics do...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2012 7:16 am UTC

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Kenneth Grahame, author of “Wind in the Willows” lived during a time in the Victorian area where great social upheaval was taking place. The male-dominated status quo was, for example being...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2011 2:57 am UTC

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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is about four anthropomorphic animals (animals who act like people)--Mole, Rat, Toad, and Badger. Mole first meets Rat when Mole tires of spring cleaning...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2016 4:17 pm UTC

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In chapter V, Rat helps Mole to search for his house, and once inside, to search for food. Mole and Rat are out walking together when Mole catches the scent of his old home nearby and implores Rat...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2018 4:44 pm UTC

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In Chapter 11 of Kenneth Grahame’s children’s classic, The Wind in the Willows, we discover that Toad Hall has been occupied by Weasels and Stoats during the period when Toad was off adventuring...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2012 2:24 pm UTC

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When Toad is first introduced in Chapter 2, he is enamored by carts and horses, and convinces his friends Mole and Rat to take a trip with him. On the road they are almost run down by a swiftly...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2008 2:49 pm UTC

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