The Tale of Beatrix Potter Essay & Project Ideas

Margaret Lane
This Study Guide consists of approximately 30 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Tale of Beatrix Potter.
This section contains 199 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Tale of Beatrix Potter Study Guide

1. Critics often like to identify the people and places that inspired Potter's books. Try to separate the "fact" from the "fiction" in some of her books using this biography as a reference. Why do you think she was so careful to copy things from "real life"?

2. The Potter household is an example of late Victorian family life. Using this biography as an example, describe the Victorian attitude toward children and women. How has this attitude changed?

3. Potter's grandparents were religious and political nonconformists. How was this radical heritage reflected in Potter's own life?

4. Describe the influence of two or three people (other than her parents) on Potter's life.

5. "I cannot rest," Beatrix Potter wrote in her secret journal. "I must draw, however poor the result ... I will do something sooner or later." She appears to have been a very determined child who knew exactly what...

(read more from the Ideas for Reports and Papers section)

This section contains 199 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Tale of Beatrix Potter Study Guide
Copyrights
Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Tale of Beatrix Potter from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.