Freckles Themes

Gene Stratton Porter
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Porter's love of nature is evident; contact with nature brings out the best in her characters. McLean has recognized the swamp's superiority to the city and renounced his family's mercantile business to become a lumberman. Their studies in the swamp make the Bird Woman and the Swamp Angel compassionate and relatively uninhibited by artificial social conventions. For Freckles, the Limberlost provides both an education and a test of character.

Even Black Jack is more courageous and less evil than his fellow outlaws as a result of his lifetime in the swamp.

Because of its positive influence, Porter suggests that the Limberlost should be cherished and preserved.

Freckles is a novel in the Horatio Alger tradition. A boy of unknown parentage demonstrates superlative virtue, winning influential friends through whose concern his family background is investigated and he is identified as the long-lost nephew of an Irish nobleman. Thus Freckles...

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