A Little Princess Themes & Motifs

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Change in circumstances does not change who a person really is.

Change in circumstances does not change who a person really is. Transformation from a rich girl to a poor one changes nothing about Sara Crewe's attitude. Becoming a boarding school student at age seven is a big change that transforms Sara from her father's amusing little sidekick to a boarding school student living in an entirely different country from her father. With her entrance into Miss Minchin's school, Sara's kindness transforms the lives of fellow students Ermengarde and Lottie and the scullery maid, Becky.

The transformation theme continues and is challenged with her father's death, when Sara is suddenly transformed from star student to an indentured servant. She is stripped of all her fine things and only is allowed to keep one old black dress and her doll Emily. In a moment's notice, she changes from...

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