The Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi: Adventures of a Naughty Wooden Puppet

Topics: The Adventures of Pinocchio, Pinocchio, Mister Geppetto Pages: 3 (1020 words) Published: September 5, 2010
The Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi is an adventurous story about a naughty wooden puppet who wanted to be a real boy and how he became more and more wise throughout his adventures. Mr. Cherry, who is a carpenter, found a piece of wood that laughed and cried like a child. Since he can’t control this naughty wood he gives the piece of wood to his friend Geppetto who plans to make a marvelous puppet that can dance, fence and turn somersaults in the air. Geppetto goes home and makes his puppet. He calls him Pinocchio. Unfortunately, the puppet gets into mischief. He tells a lie and made his father went to the jail. He talks with a talking-cricket who gives him some advices, but this naughty child does not like to be corrected by those who are wiser than they are. When he comes back home, he is very hungry, but he can’t find any food. He feels tired and falls asleep with his feet on a brazier. When he wakes up in the morning, he finds his feet have burnt off. Meanwhile Geppetto comes home and gives Pinocchio the breakfast that the poor man had bought for himself. Then, he makes Pinocchio new feet and sells his own coat to buy him a primer. Sadly, Pinocchio sells his primer that he wants to go and see the marionettes. In the marionettes, the puppets recognize Pinocchio as one of them and are please to him. Suddenly a Fire-eater, who is the showman, appears in the midst of their joy and Pinocchio almost comes to a bad end. Fire-eater sneezes and pardons Pinocchio, who latter save the live of his friend, Harlequin. Fire-eater gives Pinocchio five pieces of gold to take to his father, but Pinocchio is deceived by the fox and the cat and goes away with them. Pinocchio does not listen to the good advice of the talking cricket which tells him to go back home again and meets the assassins. The assassins follow Pinocchio and having caught him. They hang him on a branch of the big oak tree. Luckily, a beautiful blue-haired child saves the puppet. She puts him in bed and...
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