Thursday, November 7, 2013

The two morals of the stories I've loved

Moral #1: It's gonna be alright in the end.

The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, Louis Sachar
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
Christy, Catherine Marshall
Holes, Louis Sachar
The Dark is Rising, Susan Cooper
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle
Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery
Show Way, Jacqueline Woodson
The Heart and the Bottle, Oliver Jeffers
Firegirl, Tony Abbott
Hinds' Feet on High Places, Hannah Hurnard
The Eagle of the Ninth, Rosemary Sutcliff
A Separate Peace, John Knowles (in a twisted sort of way)
The Awakening, Kate Chopin (in a twisted sort of way)
The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame (in a sad, settling sort of way)
Hamlet, William Shakespeare (in a tragic sort of way)

Moral #2: Sometimes, it's not gonna be alright in the end.

The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie

Bonus Moral #1.5 (i.e. somewhere between 1 & 2):

Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
The Bible, ?