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I just discovered this in My Documents, I only vaguely remember writing it... aaaages ago.


The Silly Little Bird

The question of the silly little bird is a serious one, and as Professor Birdie noted, “…the silly little bird is in fact not as silly as it is made out to be. We can see throughout the play that he in fact emerges as a bird of tremendous courage and splendour; a hero in his own right.” 1 However, it is clear that during the course of the piece, the bird does in fact do some silly things: he burns down the houses of parliament; he moons innocent female birds in Hyde Park; he insists on speaking in limericks; he gets his feathers dyed purple with white polka dots; and he persuades everybody to call him ‘Bobarella.’ These examples demonstrate the intense sillyness of this little bluetit. As the play progresses, we see that the silly little bird uses the other characters as puppets in his own silly games. This is demonstrated through the use of persuasive language, as the bird tells his friends,

“There once was a man from Japan,
Whose poetry never quite scanned
And when asked why
He said because I
Always try to fit as many words into the last line as I most possibly can!”

Thus the other birds follow suit in trying to make up other limericks, yet fail, as the silly little bird conquers all in relation to the extremities of sillyness.


1 Professor Birdie, ‘Criticism of ‘The Silly Little Bird’



Haha.

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