Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler Themes & Motifs

William Wise
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Personification

The author personifies most - but not all - animals in the book in order to provide readers with an understanding of the animals' thoughts and feelings, which also provides a way for readers to connect personally with the animal characters. The underlying message in this personification theme is that pets have feelings, too. The book serves as a reminder to treat all pets with respect and kindness. It also reminds readers to take good care of their pets because the animals depend on them.

By giving Christopher human traits such as the ability to read and write poems and a diary, the author personifies his character and makes him more than 'just a mouse' as he is seen by many people in the book. Christopher's first owner, Freddy, loves him but sees him as a trinket that can be traded to make a friend happy...

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