Mary Lennox is the main protagonist of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the film adaptations, and the musical. Mary Lennox is a sour faced ten-year-old girl who was born and raised by spoiled British parents in India. She is one of the most unpredictable female protagonists and one of those who learn from her actions and grow and mature throughout the story. Mary is a mezzo-soprano in the 1991 musical, originally played by Daisy Egan at the age of 11, making her the youngest actress to win a Tony.

Spoiled, rude, and temperamental, she has been tended to by servants because her parents never wanted her. One day, her parents are killed by a cholera epidemic (in the movie's case, an earthquake) and Mary is sent away to live with her uncle Archibald Craven in a mansion in England, which is tended by the strict housekeeper, Mrs. It takes a while for Mary to learn that there is a magnificent garden next door to the house.
She makes friends with Martha Sowerby, the maid, and her twelve-year-old brother Dickon, who cares for the animals.

Mary notices crying in the house and discovers that it's her bedridden cousin, Colin, who is troubled by the death of his mother at a young age and has a problem with his spine. She discovers that he is as spoiled and mean as she was but instead of mistreating him, Mary takes Colin into the garden where, with Dickon, they befriend Ben Weatherstaff, the gardener, and rise above their pain.

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  1. 06.08.2013 at 22:43:53
    SenatoR writes:
    Sedona's vortexes each year looking life and meditated.
  2. 06.08.2013 at 16:31:57
    VORZAKON writes:
    Compassion, and open-heartedness, even in troublesome what.