A Scholarly Perspective

Published June 10, 2009 by Molly


Max is, in fact, in the midst of one of those basic “crises” that…we all pass through at regular stages in our lives, from infancy to old age…Max is poised between his own wild declarations of independence and autonomy and the very real fear of his continuing emotional dependence on the adults around him–especially his parents and particularly his mother.

-John Cech, Angels and Wild Things: The Archetypal Poetics of Maurice Sendak

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  1. Myhart says:

    Wow! thorough and beautifully written… thanks for visiting our blog…. i feel honoured!