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Anne of Green Gables The Home

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The Home

Anne of Green Gables is a story about Anne getting what she wants so desperately: a home. Home is so important to Anne that she (gasp) has trouble telling people why, even though she could talk for hours about pretty much any other topic.

Pro-tip: whenever you see a description of the inside of the Green Gables house, it's there for either of these reasons: 1) to show the comforting, secure feeling that the Cuthberts have given Anne, or 2) to show how Anne has transformed the Cuthberts' lives.

Questions About The Home

  1. What do the contents of Anne's bedroom show about her character?
  2. Why does Anne cry when Marilla tells her she can stay at Green Gables?
  3. What does home mean to Matthew? To Marilla?
  4. What would Anne's experience of home have been like if Green Gables was an apartment in a city?

Chew on This

Anne's devotion to Green Gables is more about the nature of the farm than the inside of the house.

Anne should have taken the scholarship and gone to college instead of saving Green Gables. Her true "home" connection was with Marilla and Matthew, not the farm itself.

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