Evolution of the Portrayal of Trauma in Children's Literature by Mackenzie Skumatz

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Title

Evolution of the Portrayal of Trauma in Children's Literature by Mackenzie Skumatz

Subject

English

Description

The Secret Garden, written by Frances Hodgson Burnett in 1911 and A Monster Calls, written by Patrick Ness in 2011, both feature child protagonists who deal with similar traumas, including neglect and the death of a parent. However, the way the trauma itself and the effects of the trauma are portrayed vary greatly between the novels. This paper analyzes how the different portrayals of trauma reflect society's changing understanding and acceptance of childhood and trauma.

Creator

Mackenzie Skumatz

Source

Senior Showcase Oral presentation

Publisher

Ripon College

Date

April 17, 2018

Rights

The author reserves all rights.

Format

pdf

Identifier

Majors: Education(Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence), English

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
ENG 530: English Senior Seminar

Files

Final Paper.pdf

Citation

Mackenzie Skumatz, “Evolution of the Portrayal of Trauma in Children's Literature by Mackenzie Skumatz,” Senior Showcase Digital Collection, accessed July 19, 2018, https://rcseniorshowcase.omeka.net/items/show/105.

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