Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Why Becky from A Little Princess is so important.

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett 

Remember this little quote?

'Yes, miss, you are,' she cried,and her words were all broken. 'Whats'ever' appens to you - whats'ever - you'd be a princess all the same - an' nothin' couldn't make you nothin' different.'
- Becky, A Little Princess

 Can we talk about how pivotal this quote is to the book? For all you traitors who have forgotten where this quote comes from, this is the part where Captain Crewe has died and Miss Minchin is basically emotionally torturing her. I think, that we can all agree that there can be no villain worse than Miss Minchin. A little girl, barely eleven years has just heard that her father, her best friend has just died,not to mention that it was her birthday, is basically being made to feel worse than lowest of all life forms by this cold hearted woman.

Sarah almost loses all hope then, if not for Becky who believed in her and was one of the main reasons Sarah survived. If Becky had not been there, Sarah would have no longer been the strong, unbroken thing she is and she might not have met Mr. Carrisford (Uncle Tom)!

This basically proves that Becky was the sweetest friend anyone could ask for. It's so not fair that the poor thing has to work so hard and to be made to accept it as a part of reality. I'm sorry, but I can't help but cry every time I read that part. Not only because Captain Crewe dies, but also because of the intense devotion Becky has towards her friend.

That's all for now.

Zoe Summers

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