Writing is like cooking, if you spill something, you should make it look like part of the act.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Fir Tree

Author: Andersen
Title: The Fir Tree
Genre: Fairy Tale
Summary of Plot: A young Fir Tree in the forest wishes to be a tall tree, he doesn’t think about all the splendid things in the forest. When the taller trees are cut down he is told they become masses to ships. When he sees the little trees being cut down, he hears that they are for Christmas. He wants to become a Christmas tree. He is cut down and place inside a house, where he spends his greatest night. The next day he is placed in attic for the winter. He tells the mice and rats about the stories he heard, but they soon lose interest in him. In the spring he is drought put of the attic and chopped up.
Your Reaction to the book: The tree annoyed me. He was always looking for something else and not enjoying what he had.
Potential Problems: the story never explained what the meaning of the story was. there could have been a lot of different meaning to this story.
Recommendations: I think everyone should know this fairy tale.

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