Who by profession was Mary Poppins? Let's remember
From early childhood we understand the world the books that we read mom. At first, we keep only favorite characters: Carlson, Mowgli, Rapunzel. As an adult, we learn that Carlson was born in Sweden, so that's where people with unpronounceable names like meatballs and buns. Mowgli is hot, humid India, it has jungles and lost cities. And there are the country is England, which is often foggy, and the people are neat, stiff, and externally cold, but inside is full of mysteries and mischief, as our favorite heroine of the book, Pamela Travers Mary Poppins. Photo actress Natalya Andreichenko, who performed the role in Soviet film adaptation of the classic English books, rises before our eyes, should hear the name of this famous character.
Profession Mary Poppins
The peculiarity of this story is that, unlike the characters of most fairy tales, this heroine is not a Princess, not a witch, not a Genie out of the bottle. On the contrary, is an ordinary person who is engaged in the most mundane. After all, who by profession was Mary Poppins? Simple sitter, besides, with the smallest salary. Simple, but not quite, rather, very difficult. In the course of reading a series of books about Mary Poppins, it appears that she can fly, cast spells, understand language of animals and babies.
The author of these tales – Pamela Travers plunged the reader into the world of magic, dreams and childhood fantasies. All this is interwoven with reality so that one still can not understand, who by profession was Mary Poppins, nanny children, or fairy-tale character, and maybe her job was to glue the stars to the firmament or to help the constellations once a year to come to earth and collect herbs? Who is this lady without age, which remained unflappable in any situation, was friends or was in relationship with most of the characters of English fairy tales, and most importantly, knew how to handle children, animals and adults of any rank and position in society? In fact, who by profession was Mary Poppins, if her birthday was going all fish (from Regal salmon to sardines), all animals from the London zoo, led king Cobra, and once to congratulate her with this event gathered the shadows with England? The response many times was ready to break from her lips, but the question is still open.
The story about Mary Poppins
The storyline of this piece is rather simple: the Banks family living in London on Cherry street, one comes to the new nanny. More precisely, arrives, holding the handle of the open umbrella, driven by a North wind. In her care are two older children — Jane and Michael, and baby twins John and Barbara. (In the Soviet movie two children – Jane and Michael.) In the last books of the series added a fifth child – a baby Annabelle. New nanny is good with all this "company", plus keeps under control their parents, and servants and at all the entire Cherry street. Even the shrew of a Park watchman in the end submits to her.
Children love their nanny, despite its severity, because they know that every day spent in her company will bring a new amazing adventure.
And no matter who by profession was Mary Poppins. Her dignity, intelligence, sense of justice and steps would be envied by a king's cats, what can we say about the kings and their courtiers.