Imaginative Anne

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Liliana Vidal- Tapia

Miss Moffatt

English 2205.2

1 May 2014

Imaginative Anne

In the novel Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, Anne Shirley is a young orphan from the late eighteen hundreds and early nineteen hundreds, who is adopted by a pair of siblings, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. Anne grows up on their farm, Green Gables, which is in Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, a province in Canada. There she goes through experiences that transform her into a young mature lady. These experiences in her life demonstrate that Anne is imaginative.

We first are aware of Anne's imaginative mind when she initially arrives at Bright River, Prince Edward Island, and is waiting for someone to pick her up from the station house near the Bright River hotel. Matthew Cuthbert finally arrives but is very shocked when he realizes that Mrs. Alexander Spencer, a worker from the asylums in Nova Scotia, instead of sending Marilla and Matthew a young boy as they requested, has sent then a young girl.

Consequently Matthew is very confused and hesitant about speaking to Anne. Therefore when Anne notices Matthew coming towards her, she introduces herself. She also tells Matthew all the ideas that crossed her mind about what might have prevented him from arriving on time as well as the plan she decided on in case he did not arrive.

'I had made up my mind that if you didn't come for me tonight I'd go down the track to that big wild tree at the bend, and climb up into it to stay all night. I wouldn't be a bit afraid, and it would be lovely to sleep in a wild cherry tree all white with bloom in the moonshine, don't you think? You could imagine you were dwelling in marble halls, couldn't...