Anne of Green Gables is the story of a young girl named Anne who is living as an orphan at the turn of the twentieth century. At the age of eleven she is sent to live with a middle-aged brother and sister on their Prince Edward Island farm called Green Gables. All though at first unwelcome, she goes on to win the hearts of her hosts, and become a young woman of character and promise. Anne of Green Gables was written by L.M Montgomery in the year 1908. The book and its characters are fictitious, as the story was created in the imagination.
Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert are unmarried siblings who live on their ancestral farm, Green Gables, in the quiet town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Matthew is sixty, and since he is getting too old to handle the farm work on his own, the Cuthberts decide to adopt an orphan boy to help him. This decision shocks the town gossip, Mrs. Rachel Lynde, who does not think Matthew and Marilla fit to raise a child.
Matthew, who is terrified of women, arrives at the train station and finds a girl orphan instead of a boy; the orphanage sent the eleven-year-old Anne Shirley by mistake. Anne’s talkativeness and spirit charm Matthew, who shyly tells Marilla that he wants to keep her. Marilla hesitates at first, but after a trial period, she agrees to let Anne stay on.
Anne stays on at Green Gables, but makes many mistakes in her social interactions, as well as domestic duties.Anne has a wild imagination , and struggles to tame it to the expectations of the Avonlea society.
Anne works on fixing her childish mistakes, and keeping her imagination under control. Things like Matthews trouble with his heart foreshadow his death, Anne's success with her schooling foreshadow Anne receives her Avery scholarship, and Marilla's frequent headaches foreshadow her failing eyesight.
Anne receives the Avery scholarship, and soon after, Matthew dies as a result of the shock of the failure of their bank. The...