The central theme of “Pinocchio” is personality development, maturation, and the personal trip from being evil to being good. Experiencing the psychological transformation of the main character Pinocchio who is the mischievous wooden puppet, and eventually becomes a good boy. His transformation occurs mostly thanks to his father (Geppetto) and mother (Fairy), and in this example, we can see that we learn best when we experience something on our skin. This story is a mixture of novel, fable, fairytale, and story. Some parts of the story seem completely unrealistic, while again, some parts of the story seem exceptionally real.
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….Little as Geppetto’s house was, it was neat and comfortable. It was a small room on the ground floor, with a tiny window under the stairway. The furniture could not have been much simpler: a very old chair, a rickety old
bed, and a tumble-down table. A fireplace full of burning logs was painted on the wall opposite the door. Over the fire, there was painted a pot full of something which kept boiling happily away and sending up clouds of what looked like real steam. As soon as he reached home, Geppetto took his tools and began to cut and shape the wood into a Marionette.
“What shall I call him?” he said to himself. “I think I’ll call him PINOCCHIO. This name will make his fortune. I knew a whole family of Pinocchi once–Pinocchio the father, Pinocchia the mother, and Pinocchi the children–and they were all lucky.” ….