Pigs by Paul Galdone Paul Term Paper

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The roof of the house peeks above the trees, and in the bottom right foreground are two logs, perhaps representing obstacles. In the bottom left foreground, a pig with nap-sack is walking into the frame, heading down the lane. In the distance are hills, representing adventure and perhaps the unknown.

Illustration number 4 depicts the pig building his house of straw. He is on a ladder adding the finishing touches to the top. Behind him are hills, perhaps representing distance from his friends. A bird is flying across the background, representing freedom and independence. It also may represent an omen of a potential visitor. The entire scene is framed in a frame of straw, much as the cover illustration was framed.

In illustration number 6, the wolf is at the door of the straw house.
He encompasses the entire illustration. The lines give texture to his fur, making it appear rough and unfriendly. His tongue is hanging out, his teeth are snarling and his eyes are bulging with the pupil facing the reader, creating an evil expression, and the mood of mystery and suspense. His paw is on the door of the straw house, indicating to the reader his intent of entering the house, one way or another. It is obvious to the viewer that something "bad" is about to happen to the little pig. Although the pig is not in the illustration, the reader knows that he is in his straw house, fearing the inevitable.

Overall, Galdone's illustrations have the feel of a timeless classic......

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