Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Themes & Characters

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In Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Wiggin illustrates many of the principles she sets forth in her books on early childhood education. Foremost is encouragement of the imagination. From her father's family, Rebecca has inherited creativity, which eventually wins her the respect of her schoolmates, her teacher, the townspeople, and even Aunt Miranda. Likewise Rebecca's unusual interests for a young girl of her time emphasize the importance of individuality. Possessing the self-confidence to differ from her peers, she quickly becomes a leader at school. Above all, Rebecca demonstrates the winning force of good character. Despite her mistakes, Rebecca cares about others, and she tries to do the right thing. As a result, she not only wins honors at school but gains her mother's respect and Aunt Miranda's love.

The most completely developed character is the protagonist, Rebecca Rowena Randall. She first appears as Wiggin first...

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