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Pollyanna is a The Search Beyond - Ralph Carmichael - The Blob (And Other Creepy Sounds) by American author Eleanor H.
Porterconsidered a classic The Mutant - Trader Horne - Morning Way children's literature. The book's success led to Porter soon writing a sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up Reece, published in Due to the book's fame, "Pollyanna" has become a byword for someone who — like the title character — has an unfailingly optimistic outlook;  a subconscious bias towards the positive is often described as the Pollyanna principle.
Pollyanna has been adapted for film several times. Some of the best known are the version starring Mary Pickfordand Disney 's version starring child actress Hayley Millswho won a special Oscar for the role. The title character is Pollyanna Whittier, an eleven-year-old orphan  who goes to live in the fictional town of Beldingsville, Vermontwith her wealthy but stern and cold spinster Aunt Polly, who does not want to take in Pollyanna but feels it is her duty to her late sister.
Pollyanna's philosophy of life centers on what she calls " The Glad Game ," an optimistic and positive attitude she learned from her father. The game consists of finding something to be glad about in every situation, no matter how bleak it may be.
It originated in an incident one Christmas when Pollyanna, who was hoping for a doll in the missionary barrel, found only a pair of crutches inside. Making the game up on the Expose - Various - Лучшая Электронная Музыка 2002, Pollyanna's father taught her to look at the good side of things—in this case, to be glad about the crutches because she did not need to use them.
With this philosophy, and her own sunny personality and sincere, sympathetic soul, Pollyanna brings so much gladness to her aunt's dispirited New England town that she transforms it into a pleasant Scenester - Pollyanna - Didnt Feel A Thing to live. The Glad Game Scenester - Pollyanna - Didnt Feel A Thing her from her aunt's stern attitude: when Aunt Polly puts her in a stuffy attic room without carpets or pictures, she exults at the beautiful view from the high window; when she tries to "punish" her niece for being late to dinner by sentencing her to a meal of bread and milk in Scenester - Pollyanna - Didnt Feel A Thing kitchen with the servant Nancy, Pollyanna thanks her rapturously because she likes bread and milk, and she likes Nancy.
Soon Pollyanna teaches some of Beldingsville's most troubled inhabitants to "play the game" as well, from a querulous invalid named Mrs. Snow to a miserly bachelor, Mr. Pendleton, who lives all alone in a cluttered mansion. Aunt Polly, too—finding herself helpless before Pollyanna's buoyant refusal to be downcast—gradually begins to thaw, although she resists the Glad Game longer than anyone else.
Eventually, however, even Pollyanna's robust optimism is put to the test when she is struck by a car and loses the use of her legs. At first she does not realize the seriousness of her situation, but her spirits plummet when she is told what happened to her. After that, she lies in bed, unable to find anything to be glad about.
Then the townspeople begin calling at Aunt Polly's house, eager to let Pollyanna know how much her encouragement has improved their lives; and Pollyanna decides she can still be glad that she at least has had her legs. The novel ends with Aunt Polly marrying her former lover Dr.
Chilton and Pollyanna being sent to a hospital where she learns to walk again and is able to appreciate the use of her legs far more as a result of being temporarily disabled and unable to walk well.
The quote "When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will" appears in the Disney versionwhere it is attributed to Abraham Lincoln. However, the original quote "When you look for the bad, expecting it, you will get it" is actually from the book, where it appears without attribution.
As a result of the novel's success, the adjective "Pollyannaish" and the noun "Pollyannaism"  became popular terms for a personality type characterised by irrepressible optimism evident in the face of even the most adverse or discouraging of circumstances.
The word "pollyanna" may also be used colloquially to denote a holiday gift exchange more typically known as Secret Santaespecially in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Pollyanna is still available in reprint editions. Author Jerome Jerry Griswold analysed Pollyanna together with juvenile 'heroes' in several well-known children's books, e. With reference to the Theory of the Three Lives of the Child Herohe posits that, in Pollyannaclear oedipal tensions exist, albeit in NRG - Transcend All Identities - Astral Mineral or projected forms, in the relationships between the child, her Aunt and the principal male adult characters, which are only resolved by the Aunt marrying Dr.
Chilton at the end of the story. Nevertheless, at least one "glad club" existed as recently asin DenverColorado. Porterauthor of the Pollyanna books and one of the town's most famous residents. The statue depicts a smiling Pollyanna, arms flung wide in greeting. The celebrated American science fiction writer Ray Bradbury described himself as " Janusthe two-faced god who is half Pollyanna and half Cassandrawarning of the future and perhaps living too much in the past—a combination of both".
The video game series Scenester - Pollyanna - Didnt Feel A Thing marketed in the U. The song is a reference to the novel; a lyrical version produced and released on a soundtrack CD reinforces the reference in the lyrics.
A critic at the time wrote that: "Mrs. Cushing has slashed and sliced and revised and twisted the story of Über Den Wolken - Various - Narrenzirkus - Die Besten Party-Hits! and her infectious gladness until it has become swift-moving, intensely dramatic and very real.
It was Pickford's first motion picture for United Artists. It became a major success and would be regarded as one of Pickford's most defining pictures. A Walt Disney film, Pollyannawas released instarring English actress Hayley Mills in the title role which made her a Hollywood star and led to a Disney contract. It was directed by David Swift. The film was a major hit for the Disney Studios. Pendergast, who is eventually brought out of his shell by Pollyanna and her friend Jimmy. The film was not very faithful to the novel.
Originally, she is paralyzed when she is hit by a car, Scenester - Pollyanna - Didnt Feel A Thing in the Disney film, the accident occurs because she is sneaking home from a local festival she has been forbidden to attend, and falls when she tries to re-enter her room Scenester - Pollyanna - Didnt Feel A Thing climbing the tree outside her bedroom window.
The characters have been altered; in the book Aunt Polly does not run the town and is hardly as ruthless or controlling. The town in the movie is named "Harrington", but in the book is called "Beldingsville". The idea of the orphanage and the bazaar with Dr. Chilton and the townsfolk opposing the charity of the rich are not found in the novel. This movie has Jimmy Bean in a far bigger role than the book does.
Pendergast Mr. Pendleton in the book has a much more prominent role. Additionally, the ending has been altered slightly; in the movie it is never made clear whether or not she is able to walk again unlike the original book, the film never had a sequel.
This was run on the Sunday tea-time slot, where Scenester - Pollyanna - Didnt Feel A Thing often ran fairly faithful adaptations of classic novels aimed at a family audience. However it followed the Disney film by having Pollyanna injured in a fall from a tree.
A Carlton Television TV film version of Pollyanna starring Amanda Burton as Aunt Polly and Georgina Terry as Pollyanna is very faithful to the book, with one or two minor differences that do not affect the accuracy of the plot.
Like the book, it ends with Aunt Polly and Dr. Chilton married and Pollyanna walking, but the scene is the actual wedding with Pollyanna back for a visit rather than a letter as in the book.
She is shown to retain her optimistic outlook despite being raped by the character Griffin. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the novel by Eleanor Porter. For other uses, see Pollyanna disambiguation. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Main article: Pollyanna film. Main article: Polly film. Main article: As Aventuras de Poliana.
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