Anne of Green Gables Themes

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Mores

Anne Shirley is an exuberant girl of eleven when she arrives at Green Gables. This, despite a hard luck life, having lost both her parents to fever when she was only three months old and arrived at the Hopeton orphanage only after spending her earliest years caring for children in troubled homes. She perseveres, trying to see the good in everyone and imbued with an optimistic heart that made her "all spirit, fire and dew." Anne's moral sensibilities are grown from her own precocious intelligence, an innate desire to be good and kind, and how she understands the world about her. These loosely formed sensibilities are in direct conflict with Marilla's rigid moral strictures. Marilla's reserved, strict religious mores shape her relationship with Anne.

"She had an uneasy feeling that it was rather sinful to set one's heart so intensely on any human creature as she had set...

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