The Little Matchgirl
A little insight! This is a “children’s book” set in the time of the Industrial Revolution.
A young girl has to go out and sell matches and is not allowed to come back until she does because her father is an abusive drunk to her and her siblings. Their mother is dead. On this particular day, she can NOT sell her matches so she retreats to a corner but it’s winter so it is dreadfully cold. With ever match she lights, she dreams of Christmas related things such as a well decorated tree or a Christmas dinner. But she can’t have them because she is too poor. With her last match, she dreams of spending time with her grandmother on Christmas but it fades too soon. That being her last one, she goes to sleep but her grand mother retrieves her.
If you couldn’t recognize it in the last gif, the girl has frozen to death.
LISTEN UP WE WERE ASSIGNED BOOKS IN GRADE 2 TO DO FOR LIT CIRCLES AND MY GROUP WAS GIVEN THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL AND MY MOTHER COULDN’T BRING ME TO SCHOOL THE NEXT DAY BECAUSE I READ THE WHOLE THING AND NO ONE ELSE KNEW SHE WAS DEAD BUT I FUCKING KNEW AND I WAS SOBBING MY EYES OUT AS A CHILD.
WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL OKAY?
THIS IS NOT A CHILDREN’S BOOK, THIS IS A STORY WRITTEN BY THE DEVIL HIMSELF.