Tuesday, May 24, 2011

In a World Of Pooh there is Utopia

Having created the world of Pooh, Piglet and the  "100Aker Wood" for his still innocent and protected child, A.A Milne reflects upon the hierarchy of military class and the industriousness of modern society in a rather vague and ambiguous manner; relieving himself as an artist and satisfying his goal to create something for the love of his son. In the world of "100Aker Wood" Christopher Robin reigns as "Captain C. Robin,"(146 Milne) the boy is officially the commander and chief of a purely fictionalized environment, that reflects only the remotest possibility of danger even in some substantially scary circumstances. Pooh Bear and Piglet seem to be some of the higher-ranking officials in the hierarchy of friends. Their relationship is ordered in a very coherent manner throughout the story "Christopher Robin leads and Expotition to the North Pole." Christopher Robin finds himself close to a possibly dangerous situation when he turns to his crew and hush's the next in line, Pooh, who turns and hush's Piglet, who turns and hush's Kanga, who turns and hush's Owl, who turns and hushes Eeyore, who turns and hush's all the remaining insignificant assembly of the infallible infantry. There is a military presence in the world of Winnie the Pooh, but it's only starkly contrasted with a social utopia that never needs any true military force to be acted out in an indignant manner. The ranking system is used to glorify the reader, giving the narrator the useless position of acting general, in a world that will never need him. 

Work Cited

Milne, A.A. Winnie-the-Pooh. 1926. US:Puffin, 1992. Print

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