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Peter Rabbit Presentation

A presentation about peter rabbit and why it is an allegory.
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Jake Camel

on 15 March 2013

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Transcript of Peter Rabbit Presentation

The Tale of
Peter Rabbit by:
Jake Camel
and Adam Fogel The Tale of Peter Rabbit Background -Was written by Beatrix Potter and was published in 1902 Has been translated into 36 languages, and has sold 45 million copies, making it one of the most popular books of all time - The story is a children's picture book, a fantasy, a fable, and an ALLEGORY. It was most likely written for young children and to teach them a lesson. The Story of Adam and Eve http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/adam-and-eve-bible-story-summary/ Adam and Eve is a story from the Bible in the Book of Genesis. According to the Bible Adam and Eve were the first man and woman The story is the basis for the explanations of why man is not immortal, and what the consequences of sin are. The Allegorical Similarities The Tale of Peter Rabbit is an allegory for the story of Adam and Eve - Although Beatrix Potter never publiclly announced this, there is an abundance of similarities between the stories. Character Similarities - The Instances include: Peter Rabbit and Adam and Eve both being warned not to go and steal something that was not theirs. Both Peter and Adam and Eve ran away naked, humiliated at what they had done. They both suffered a punishment for their actions, although Peter's was not as brutal. Peter Rabbit- Adam and Eve Both Peter Rabbit and Adam and Eve disobey their elders and take something that was not theirs. They also suffer a punishment. http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/peterrabbit/pageflip.html Virtual Book God and Mrs. Josephine Rabbit She represents God in a sense that she gave the orders to stay out of the garden and God gave orders not to eat from the Tree of Good and Evil Conclusion God and Mr. McGregor Mr. McGregor also represents God when he tries to catch Peter and punish him, just like how God tries to punish Adam and Eve The Tale of Peter Rabbit is an allegory to the story of Adam and Eve because of: -The Similar Characterization

- The Similar Plot Events
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