Words of Wisdom:

"If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition; if you want to know your future, look into your present action." - Kamakshi


  • Date Submitted: 03/01/2012 01:11 PM
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PINOCCHIO – a Walt Disney's 1940 animated classic film is the best animated movie ever made.   It’s an adventurous story by Carlo Collodi, about a mischievous wooden puppet who wanted to be a real boy and how he became more and more wise throughout his adventures.
All the story started with Mr.Cherry, who found the piece of wood that laughed and cried as a child. Since he couldn’t control that naughty wood, so he gave it to his friend, Geppetto, who was a wood carver to make a puppet. As he was getting finished and named it as Pinocchio, he wished that marionette to be his substitute son, so a benevolent fairy brought the toy to life. However, Pinocchio is not yet a human boy. He must earned the right to be real by proving that he was brave, truthful, and unselfish.  Unfortunately, the puppet got into mischief. He caused troubles and made his father went to the jail. When he came back home, Jiminy, the wise talking cricket who has lived in the house for over a century adviced him that children should obey their parents, but Pinocchio did not listen and tried to squash the annoying bug. By accident, his feet had burnt off. Geppetto came back from the jail and made a new pair of feet for his guilty son. Pinocchio was touched and he promised to go to school. So the poor man sold his only coat and bought a text book for his boy. Sadly, Pinocchio sold his book to get money and joined puppet show instead of going to school, he lied instead of telling the truth, and he travelled to Pleasure Island instead of going straight home. The remaining story sent Pinocchio on many adventures.  From being kidnapped and forced to perform as a marionette, to being invited to a decadent island of hedonistic pleasures and turned into a donkey, fate threw Pinocchio many opportunities to show his worth.   He continued to fail however because he could not quell his immoral, selfish, immature desires.
Yet, when Pinocchio discovered that a whale had swallowed Geppetto, the puppet...


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