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When Ben Weatherstaff called Colin a cripple How did Colin react? In his shock at seeing Colin, Ben Weatherstaff calls him “the poor cripple” and asks if he has crooked legs and a crooked back. Colin is incensed, and, with surprising strength, suddenly rises from his wheeled chair and commands the old man to look at him, so that Ben might attest to his unquestionable soundness.
What is Mary’s response when Colin threatens to send Dickon away? Colin threatens to forbid Dickon to come to Misselthwaite if Mary elects to spend time with him rather than with Colin. Mary is furious, and tells Colin that she will never speak to him again if he interferes with her friendship with Dickon.
What was something surprising about Colin in Secret Garden? Unable to walk when we meet him, he discovers in the garden that he can stand. He secretly practises until he is able to shock his father by getting out his wheelchair and walking. With Colin, it’s apparent from the start that his disability is psychological, rooted in a loveless childhood.
What happens in Chapter 21 of The Secret Garden? Colin is so offended at Ben’s assumption that his back and legs are crooked that he finally stands up on his own. Colin’s legs are thin and weak because he has never used them, but there is nothing really wrong with him except fear. Now Colin has the confidence to tell Ben to leave them alone with their Secret Garden.
As in the book, Mary discovers that she has a cousin, Colin (Edan Hayhurst), who stays hidden in his room because his father is terrified he will become a “hunchback” like him. Mary persuades Colin that his illness is psychosomatic, and Colin becomes stronger after spending time outside in the garden.
Mary says that Dickon could help Colin decide to live because “he is always talking about live things”—Dickon would also make it impossible for Colin to think negative thoughts.
She realizes that Colin “had never told anyone but Mary that most of his ‘tantrums’ grew out of his hysterical hidden fear” of growing hunchbacked and dying young. Mary remembers feeling sorry for him about it and realizes that it may have been what caused his outburst.
She is startled to find a boy of her age named Colin, who lives in a hidden bedroom. She soon discovers that they are cousins, Colin being the son of Archibald, and that he suffers from an unspecified spinal problem which precludes him from walking and causes him to spend all of his time in bed.
In his shock at seeing Colin, Ben Weatherstaff calls him “the poor cripple” and asks if he has crooked legs and a crooked back.
His contact with Mary and Dickon, as well as his work in the secret garden, masculinizes and redeems Colin—he becomes “as strong and as straight as any boy in Yorkshire.” It also reunited him with his father, who immediately embraces his son when he finds that he is healthy.
“Even if it isn’t real Magic,” Colin said, “we can pretend it is. Something is there—something!” “It’s Magic,” said Mary, “but not black. It’s as white as snow.”
Ben Weatherstaff is a gruff elderly gardener who is only permitted to stay at Misselthwaite because he was a favorite of the late Mistress Craven. He introduces Mary to the robin redbreast, and helps the children keep the secret of the garden.
On her deathbed, she asked Ben Weatherstaff to care for the roses in her absence. After her death, Mr. Craven was consumed with grief, and to try to bury the memory of his wife, he locked her garden and buried the key.
Weatherstaff refers to Colin as “the poor cripple,” and asks if he has crooked legs and a crooked back. Colin, made furious by this question, forces himself to stand up on his own feet for the first time in his life.
Amariah Dixon No. They were young children throughout the book and simply friends.
A number of striking similarities between Mary and Colin are immediately apparent: they are both ten years old; they have both passed sickly, neglected childhoods; both are unbelievably spoiled; and both have been looked after by retinues of servants who have been ordered to obey their every whim.
Mary is a spoiled, stubborn girl that demands everything from her Ayah. Colin gives orders to the servants and Dr. Craven. Her mother did not want a little girl and demanded that the girl be kept away from her at all times.
Mary tells him the story of Colin’s tantrum, and Dickon becomes even more determined to bring Colin to the garden. Mary replies, in Yorkshire dialect, that he and his pets ought first come to visit Colin in the manor house.
Colin’s tantrum had passed and he was weak and worn out with crying and this perhaps made him feel gentle. Then she made Colin a cup of beef tea and gave a cup to Mary, who really was very glad to get it after her excitement. Mrs.
Colin said he felt a lump on his back. Mary told him it was just a hysteric lump and she wanted to look at his back.
The Magic Colin describes is a kind of life force that makes everything happen: It makes the sun rise, the flowers bloom, all of that. When Colin began to walk, it was thanks to the Magic of Mary and Dickon insisting, “You can do it! You can do it!” (23.41).
Colin says he would not mind one boy, Dickon, looking at him because Dickon is an animal charmer and Colin himself is a “boy animal.”
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett – Banned and challenge for racist language and viewpoints.
Martha said it was ‘wutherin③’. Mary listened and through the noise she thought that she heard a child crying.
Mary wakes in the middle of the night to the sounds of Colin having a tantrum. She cannot bear the sounds, and she now understands why everyone gives Colin his way when he acts up.