Category Archives: Anne of Green Gables

Saying Goodbye To A Dear Old Friend

Today we say goodbye to Anne Shirley and all our dear friends in Avonlea.  For now we leave the simplicity and comfort of Green Gables and forge forward in our quest to complete the 100 classics.  Please enjoy this Anne of Green Gables Compilation. Advertisements

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Bravery Comes In Many Forms

  Bravery is not always the knight in shining armor slaying the dragon.  Sometimes bravery sneaks in quietly and is hardly noticed.  That’s the case with Anne Shirley.  Think about all this character went through throughout her life.  Just remaining positive throughout the trials of her childhood would be reason enough to admire Anne.  However, …

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I Weep For Matthew Cuthbert

  There I sat, in the car rider line at my son’s school (where I do all my reading) and weeping like a child.  I knew full well that Matthew died but every single time I read it, I weep like a baby.  Matthew is the best fictional father written.  He’s kind, caring, and silently …

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Anne Sees Gilbert in a Whole New Way

Although Anne has always fantasized about material wealth, fancy jewels, and fine dresses, she has never been overly materialistic or obsessed with acquiring nice possessions. The world of wealth and culture she sees at the White Sands Hotel does not appeal to her as much as her simple life in Green Gables, which is rich …

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Anne Realizes That Green Gables Is Home

  Having used early chapters of the novel to establish Anne’s -character, in this section Montgomery shows the results of Anne’s -development and maturity. Anne is contented, lovely, and -successful. After visiting Aunt Josephine, Anne realizes that the luxurious belongings for which she has always yearned do not -satisfy her as she dreamed they would. …

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Anne Realizes Her Mistakes and So Do The Cuthberts

  To some extent, Matthew and Marilla reverse the characteristics traditionally associated with men and women. Matthew goes to great trouble to get Anne a new, fashionable dress, exhibiting almost womanly qualities. Whereas Marilla thinks fashion silly, Matthew understands that Anne’s dowdy dresses probably embarrass her; he sees the importance of fitting into one’s peer …

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Matthew Cuthbert Adopted Father of the Year

  Have I ever mentioned how much I absolutely adore Matthew Cuthbert?  He’s just the best character ever written.  His quiet love and insistence is just admirable. On a cold December evening, Matthew enters the kitchen and realizes too late that Anne and her friends are already there conducting a rehearsal of “The Fairy Queen” …

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The Growth and Change of Avonlea

  I have always adored Avonlea, with its wholesome nature and simple views. It’s part of what makes this story so enduring. However, in these chapters we start to see major changes within Anne but more importantly within Avonlea itself. Anne benefits from the teaching methods of Mrs. Allan and Miss Stacy. Education under Mr. …

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Marilla Realizes How Much Life Has Changed

  The anniversary of Anne’s arrival at Green Gables corresponds with signs of Anne’s development as a young woman and a full member of Avonlea society. Anne digests her old experiences and uses them to improve herself, a process central to a child’s development into adolescence and adulthood. In an instance of Anne’s increasing maturity, …

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Famous Fictional Female Red Heads

While reading Anne of Green Gables last night, I got to thinking about other fictional female red heads.  Some of them are the most endearing characters ever written.  Here are 10 more of my favorite fictional red heads.  If you can think of any that I missed, please feel free to post them on this …

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