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Hilaire Belloc Cautionary Tales

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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
Someone help me with this, I know what his intentions were, but Im having the trouble of writing, i can't make more than one lousy line. Someone help me write more.
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Q. Explain what the author's intentions were for writing this text

Jim who ran away from his Nurse and was eaten by a Lion

There was a Boy whose name was Jim;
His Friends were very good to him.
They gave him Tea, and Cakes, and Jam,
And slices of delicious Ham,
And Chocolate with pink inside
And little Tricycles to ride,
And read him Stories through and through,
And even took him to the Zoo--
But there it was the dreadful Fate
Befell him, which I now relate.

You know--or at least you ought to know,
For I have often told you so--
That Children never are allowed
To leave their Nurses in a Crowd;
Now this was Jim's especial Foible,
He ran away when he was able,
And on this inauspicious day
He slipped his hand and ran away!

He hadn't gone a yard when--Bang!
With open Jaws, a lion sprang,
And hungrily began to eat
The Boy: beginning at his feet.
Now, just imagine how it feels
When first your toes and then your heels,
And then by gradual degrees,
Your shins and ankles, calves and knees,
Are slowly eaten, bit by bit.
No wonder Jim detested it!
No wonder that he shouted ``Hi!''

The Honest Keeper heard his cry,
Though very fat he almost ran
To help the little gentleman.
``Ponto!'' he ordered as he came
(For Ponto was the Lion's name),
``Ponto!'' he cried, with angry Frown,
``Let go, Sir! Down, Sir! Put it down!''
The Lion made a sudden stop,
He let the Dainty Morsel drop,
And slunk reluctant to his Cage,
Snarling with Disappointed Rage.
But when he bent him over Jim,
The Honest Keeper's Eyes were dim.
The Lion having reached his Head,
The Miserable Boy was dead!

When Nurse informed his Parents, they
Were more Concerned than I can say:--
His Mother, as She dried her eyes,
Said, ``Well--it gives me no surprise,
He would not do as he was told!''
His Father, who was self-controlled,
Bade all the children round attend
To James's miserable end,
And always keep a-hold of Nurse
For fear of finding something worse.
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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Forget it, I got it.
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Clearly, the lion represents manhood and the boy is going through adolescence. The nurse portrays his relationship

towards women - she represents the mother-dominant figure. On puberty, the boy is hesitant to relate to females of

his own age and escapes any intimacy in his relations towards them. The devouring by the lion shows a deep fear of

males, perhaps due to abuse by the father-figure (the lion). His future attraction towards women is cast in doubt by

this tale and he may take many years before having intimacy with his peer group.
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Clearly, the lion represents manhood and the boy is going through adolescence. The nurse portrays his relationship

towards women - she represents the mother-dominant figure. On puberty, the boy is hesitant to relate to females of

his own age and escapes any intimacy in his relations towards them. The devouring by the lion shows a deep fear of

males, perhaps due to abuse by the father-figure (the lion). His future attraction towards women is cast in doubt by

this tale and he may take many years before having intimacy with his peer group.


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