This book is wonderful. It was like, a HUGE driving force.
A Little Princess is basically a book about a rich and heavily pampered eight-year-old girl, who is suddenly left as an orphan. When her friends and teachers at her boarding school realise that she is now penniless, they start treating her cruelly and make her into a servant girl. Even through this, Sara Crewe, the eight-year-old girl, never loses her dignity and pride and never stoops to their level.
Sara believes in her mind that she is a princess, and anyone can be, because it is a woman’s right to be one. She bears the consequences of the loss of her father with her head held up high and never looks down on anyone else. She treats everyone with kindness and even if it is only in her imagination that she is a princess, she certainly handles her difficulties with the grace of a true princess. She’s always holding her temper when dealing with cruel people and never lets them think any less of her.She is so noble, so loving, so kind and so good to everyone that it just makes you want to hug her.
“Whatever comes,” [Sara] said, “cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.”
Sara taught me that no matter what your physical aspects may be, you can still be a princess. A princess doesn’t have to be of royal blood, rich, beautiful, smart, haughty or anything that we see in the examples of today’s world teaches us. A princess doesn’t always have to fall in love and live happily ever after. She doesn’t need to be a first class brat and throw people around. We don’t need to be anyone special to be a princess; knowing that we are ALL special, makes us princesses in itself. We don’t demand respect; respect and value from others comes from valuing yourself in the best possible way. You are what you make yourself to be. If we compare ourselves to the examples we have in our media today, we’re setting ourselves a standard that can never be reached. So if you believe that you are a princess, then you are, and no one can tell you otherwise.
This book ignited my dream for wanting to be a princess when I’m grown up. Seriously, that’s what I told my mum.
Me: ‘Mama, I want to be a princess when I grow up.’
Mum: ‘But you are grown up. You’re 15, for God’s sake.’
Me: ‘I know, but still.’
So yeah. I learn from this book. This is why old classics are priceless. You can LEARN. #pricelessbooks
Princess of Whatever World I Live In. 🙂
- A little princess (pinkelephantroom.com)