The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some... Themes

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Despereaux is clearly different from his family members from the moment of his birth. Despereaux is the only surviving infant in a birth of a litter, he is born with his eyes open, and Despereaux is born with large ears. These things set Despereaux apart from his siblings and his parents from the beginning. Compounding these differences, Despereaux is not afraid of humans. In fact, Despereaux sits at the foot of the human king when he plays music to his daughter. This causes a great deal of uproar in the mouse community, causing Despereaux to be sent to his death simply for being different.

Roscuro is different as well. Roscuro is a rat and rats do not like light. However, Roscuro is fascinated by light, but colors and beauty. Roscuro sneaks into the light and is surprised by how beautiful it all is. Unfortunately, this first excursion into...

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