The social construction of childhood: explored with reference to Matilda by Lucia Butcher
This essay was submitted for the Level 4 module 'Constructs of Childhood' as part of an undergraduate BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood, Education and Care at Newman University. I chose the novel 'Matilda' by Roald Dahl, as he expresses perspectives of childhood through different characters. These characters allowed for a in depth analysis of why childhood is a socially constructed concept.
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