Jang Yea Yoon
Mary Lennox is a young girl who “has a thin angry face and thin yellow hair” (The Secret Garden). She suffers from lack of love. Mary’s father works under the English Government in India and Mary’s mother has a great beauty, so she often enjoys partying. That reason Mary is raised by a servant, so she grows “selfish, disagreeable, bad-tempered little girl” (The Secret Garden). Mary’s life changed when she met two special people. A first special person is Martha who is a young servant girl in Yorkshire. Before she met Martha, Mary loses her parents and her servants by disease in India, so she has bad temper and negative thinking. After meeting Martha, Mary is a kind girl. Martha’s warm heart and kind behavior changed Mary from a negative person to a positive person. A second special person is Dickon who is Martha’s older brother and can communicate with many animals. Before she met Dickon, Mary doesn’t like outdoor play and always plays alone. After meeting Dickon, Mary learns how to communicate with animals and finds secret garden and plants many flowers, trees and so on. She can’t realize that her life will change slowly and will be much more enjoyable than ever. She gets healthier and healthier.
After I finished reading The Secret Garden, my opinion is that gardening is the beginning of health. Mary is changed by secret garden. After finding secret garden, Mary doesn’t have negative thinking anymore. That reason I think nature and outdoor play makes people healthier than before. Colin also plays secret garden with Mary, Dickon, many animals and plants and then he doesn’t feel lonely anymore. Colin takes courage from nature. He wants to be healthier than before and he doesn’t think about negative thinking such as dying. That reason, I thank to nature and feel precious of nature with this as a momentum.
The Secret Garden by Clare West