A Little Princess Symbols & Objects

This Study Guide consists of approximately 59 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of A Little Princess.
This section contains 777 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the A Little Princess Study Guide

Princess

Reference to a princess throughout this story refers more to wealth than royalty, although for at least Miss Minchin wealth and royalty seem to be one and the same. There are archetypal characteristics of a princess - they are kind, charitable, and thoughtful of others even in their own distress. Sara fits all of these.

In observing the princess as a symbol, it is also important to note that in many literary instances, princesses need rescuing. This is not true when Sara starts Miss Minchin's school, but it certainly becomes true upon her father's death.

Education

Education is a symbol of wealth and of high society. Parents of Miss Minchin's students paid a good deal of money to enroll them there, evident because of the head mistress' emphasis on money. Sara realizes that not everyone learns the same way and tries to help Ermengarde do better...

(read more)

This section contains 777 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the A Little Princess Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
A Little Princess from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook