Winnie the Pooh and World War I


On rooftop, little girl with pony tails hugs giant white teddy bear and looks at the full moon and the galaxy.
Small cute girl sitting with toy bear on the roof and looking at the moon

 

This was something I didn’t know, but it makes sense.  Winnie the Pooh was created by A.A. Milne to explain war to his son:

Every stuffed friend in the Hundred Acre Woods is a child-friendly representation of a characteristic of post-traumatic stress. Piglet is paranoia, Eeyore is depression, Tigger is impulsive behaviors, Rabbit is perfectionism-caused aggression, Owl is memory loss, and Kanga & Roo represent over-protection. This leaves Winnie, who Alan wrote in for himself as Christopher Robin’s guide through the Hundred Acre Woods — his father’s mind.

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