Lucy Maud Montgomery and Her Book Anne of Green Gables
Have you ever heard the name of book Anne of Green Gables? Probably, many people read this book when they are young. By the way, the author of this book is Lucy Maud Montgomery. Although she is not an inventor, she is one of the greatest literary scholars. She gave a dream to many people in the world by writing attractive story. I entertain a deep respect for her so I am going to introduce her life and the works.
First, I introduce her life. Actually, her life was full of ups and downs. She was born in Prince Edward Island in 1874. However, unfortunately, her mother died of a disease called tubercular when she was 1 years old. She was too small to understand what happened. Then, she was brought up by her grandparents. However, her daily life was full of loneliness. “ her grandparents showed her little affection and her childhood was predominantly one of loneliness and isolation, feelings that would remain familiar to her throughout her life” (Andrew McIntosh, Cecily Devereux). Although she didn’t have mother, she had a friend. It was nature that she felt friend. She communed with nature and found the call of the sea and forest. In other words, she knew everything of nature. It was invaluable experience for her because she was awed by the sight and affected the creative writing. Although her childhood was lonely, she had a good imagination by entertaining the wonderful nature. Then, she wrote a novel when she was a teenager and she succeeded. Since she was beautiful woman, she contacted with many men. Thanks to these experiences, she eventually published the book Anne of Green Gables in 1908. Fortunately, this book was highly acclaimed by many critics and people in the world. She received the great award by writing this book. Sometimes, during the time when she was writing the story was full of an internal struggle or inner conflict, she built a career as an author.
Second, I’m going to talk about the affection brought by the Montgomery’s work Anne of Green Gables. Although this book belongs as children’s literature, many people read this book regardless of their age. For example, the immigrant who were going to Canada read this book to learn culture and custom. It is good way to adapt at Canada. In Japan, during the World War 2, Hanako Muraoka who impressed by this book translated this book from English into Japanese. “ Muraoka brought out her translation of Anne. Ever since, Anne has been a part of Japanese culture, with her exotic red hair and comic outspokenness” (Cultural Tourists – L.M. Montgomery’s Impact Globally). Thanks to her action, many Japanese people read this book and impressed by Anne’s courage and passion. Eventually, the anime based on Anne of Green Gables broadcasted. On the contrary in Canada, this book provided the great economic benefit. Many tourists visited Prince Edward Island where Montgomery’s hometown. In other words, her work was not only loved by many people, but also used as an economic strategy.
In conclusion, I think that her work is affected by her life. Many experiences made her woks something great because her works express every feeling from joy to sorrow. So, many people in the world are sympathetic to her works. Then, people of all ages read her books. “The Anne books and films relate to people of all ages. And the level of interest that adults seem to take in them rises beyond passion” (Why Adults Read – Anne of Green Gables). They entertained “enjoyment of reading”. I respect her and I want to read her works. I want to be such a wonderful person so I am going to study hard.
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