A. A. Milne was a soldier under WW1, the war to end all wars. Describe the role of the soldier under WW1 and the trauma they experienced.
A. A. Milne was fighting in the war to end all wars because he wanted to stop wars in the future. Despite the war to end all wars, Milne experienced that nothing had changed. The world was continuing as usual, and another war got more likely. The war was brutal, and Milne later got post-traumatic stress. He experienced flashbacks when anything made a big sound.
How many soldiers died during WW1?
There were from about 15 million to 19 million casualties during the WW1 and about 23 million wounded.
When he returned for war, how did he adjust?
A. A. Milne had problems after the war, and as i mentioned earlier, he got post-traumatic stress. He started writing books, and got a child. Nevertheless, Milne wasn’t happy after the war, he wanted to write about it and therefore decided to move away from the cities. It was here he wrote about Winnie The Pooh, and Christopher Robin.
Happiness, what makes you happy? What did Christopher Robin want from his parents?
There are a lot of things that make me happy, for example playing video games with my friends, or being with friends or family. I think this is what Christopher Robin really wanted, to be with his family, and that his parents would play with him. They were busy being on parties while he was home with the nanny.
Why did Christopher Robin have such trouble with the characters in his father’s books?
Christopher Robin had problems because everyone thought he was the boy in the book, and he didn’t recognize himself with that character. He also wanted the bear to be unique, and no one else than his family would now about him, but it ended up being the whole world knowing.
What was his relationship with his father?
Christopher Robin liked his father, and they went on a lot of adventures together in the woods. His father showed him how to build cages among other things, and to play cricket. Christopher Robin later got really mad at his father for writing the book about him, and earning a lot of money because of him. He made it hard to grow up, but Christopher Robin later understood the meaning of the book during the WW2, when soldiers started humming on a song from Winnie The Pooh.
What was his relationship with his nanny, how did it develop in the movie?
The nanny played a big role in Christopher Robins life, and was the one who raised him. He didn’t want her to go, and when he found her talking with Arthur, he wanted to go instantly. When Christopher Robin finds out that she was going to meet Arthur, he told his mother, and the nanny soon got fired. He wanted the nanny to marry him rather than Arthur. At the end of the movie, when he gets home, he gets to reunite with the nanny again.
Christopher Robin went to a private boarding school. Describe life at an all boys school before WW2.
Christopher Robin quickly got in trouble when people started recognizing that he was the boy from Winnie the Pooh. They kicked him off the stairs, and made fun of him. He had a terrible experience, and felt like his father had ruined his life.