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Studying Thumbelina - Chapter Summary
Take a look at this self-paced study guide chapter to review the plot, characters and themes from the classic fairy tale Thumbelina. As you work through the chapter, you'll find simple definitions and memorable explanations of the story's literary elements, which helps you quickly review and remember important topics. You can submit questions to our expert instructors if you have any, and the chapter material is accessible on any device that has an Internet connection. Studying this chapter can help you:
- Understand what Thumbelina is about
- Analyze the story's themes
- Identify the characters from the fairy tale
1. What is Thumbelina About?
In this lesson, we will learn about one of Hans Christian Anderson's less known fairy tales, 'Thumbelina' and how it was received when it was published and how it is received today.
2. Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen: Themes & Analysis
Hans Christian Andersen's tale of the tiny Thumbelina has been around since 1835. The story explores many themes, from greed to peer pressure. Thumbelina is a victim of her circumstances, but finally finds happiness at the end.
3. Thumbelina Characters
In Hans Christian Andersen's 'Thumbelina,' a tiny little girl is taken on quite an adventure before finally finding a place she belongs. In this lesson, we will learn more about Thumbelina and some of the characters who influence her journey.
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