Monday, 16 April 2012

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN - Themes

There are roughly ten themes in this novel. They are as stated below :-


1.The Importance Of A Family - The family bond between the characters in this novel is very strong. For example, in chapter 1, mother was always at home spending time with the children. She played with them and read stories to them. Mother also read stories which she wrote to them after tea. Moreover, the children had a wonderful father who was never angry, and was always ready to play a game with them.The children loved their father and never forgot him though they never talked much about him. Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis were always together be it at the railway line, the railway station and even when they collected gifts for Perks.  


2.Hope and Optimism - The children's father was always optimistic that things would be fine.For example, when Peter showed him his broken toy steam engine, father looked at it and optimistically assured Peter that he would mend it.Bobbie had high hopes that the old gentleman would be able to help her to seek the truth about her father's innocence. The old gentleman helped Bobbie in her quest because he had hopes that her father was innocent. 

3.Bravery - Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis are brave children. They risked their lives to stop a train from accident. Peter and Phyllis waved their flags by standing along the railway line while Bobbie ran on to the line waving her flags. The children aslo showed bravery when they entered the dark tunnel to look for the boy in the red shirt.Mother stayed calm and brave for the chlidren's sake while her husband was away in prison. 

4.The Joys Of Childhood
5.Kindness Brings Reward
6.The Loss Of Innocence
7.Justice Shall Prevail
8.Coping With Hardship
9.Resourceful And Innovative
10.Naivety

*Source :- CDD - Ministry of Education (2011)
*Acknowledgement :- These teaching modules were developed and compiled with the help of a group of dedicated teachers from various schools all over the country. 

29 comments:

  1. Thanks, helped me a lot...hope it helps me in the exams.

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  2. thanks a lot... it very usefuul to me to study this novel..
    :) :) :)

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  3. It would be better if the my area goes for 80 days around the World, I like that story much more than this story.. :(

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    1. i have read both of these novels and find around the world in 80 days much interesting than the railway children

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  4. Thanks. It helps me a lot :D

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  5. mekasih,,,natang ni helpful sgt...

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  6. To all those who commented - you're all welcome and Lukasz - baguilah natang ini dapat help kamu....

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  7. A THOUSAND THANKS TO YOU FOR THIS. 8)

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  8. Thanks for the theme...It really help me.... Tomorrow is my exam and i didn't have to worry more because i get this...Thanks again :)

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    1. You're welcome - I am glad this post could be a help to you and to others.

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  9. wah ! great thanks very much ! i've finished my homework :)

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  10. Thousands thanks to you. Im finally finished my homework :D

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  11. awesome seyh !
    you rock !! <3 <3
    first class :D :D

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  12. This is much better than Around The World In 80 Days.

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  13. its help me for pt3:) thanks>.<

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  14. The other themes (with the exception of the three you expounded on) were taken from a guide book produced by the CDD I believe. Would be nice if you had given credit where it's due.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Anonymous....I have taken note and have made the due rectification. I meant no disrespect to all the teachers (CDD) who had put much effort and dedication in producing the teaching module.

      The main reason I created this blog was to help my students and all other students around Malaysia.That said, hat's off to all the (CDD) teachers...!

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  15. This blog Help me alot! thx! :D I had finished my h/w..:D ^_^ Feeling happy +Thx!
    Keep on create blog, i will support u.. >_~!!

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  16. i need the answer to some questions of the railway children

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    1. What kind of questions and what kind of answers are you needing....?

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  17. thank,it help me...

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