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Pamela Travers book Mary Poppins attracts readers with its themes of magic mystery and justice as it unifies childrens timeless dreams of perfection and harmony in the world The main character of the book Mary Poppins has an ability to stimulate the impossible and perform miracles that unite elements of mythology DeForest refers to Mary Poppins as a goddess-like figure which he defines to be a character possessing supernatural powers who has an ability to manipulate the world Like any classical goddess Mary Poppins is practically perfect because her magical skills allow her to have a control over everything around her Mary DeForest argues in her article titled Mary Poppins and the Great Mother that Travers knowledge of mythology is reflected through Mary Poppins the main character of her book DeForest states that Mary Poppins is portrayed as an earth goddess but in reality she has many more powers and mythological qualities than DeForest attributes to her Travers illustrates in her book that Marry Poppins has a lot of responsibilities Around the house she cleans the floor cooks washes dishes buys groceries airs the clothes and takes care of the children She does this all very quickly and efficiently even her undressing children goes so quickly that buttons fly apart almost at a look Travers 12 DeForest also states in her article that Mary Poppins as the mother of all is the creator and protector of the magical world 144 This implies that Mary Poppins also has responsibilities on the universal level Using her superficial skills she puts an order on the universe she teaches the kids protects animals controls her positions on the earth and affects activities of creatures around her For example she negotiates the return of Miss Larks dog Andrew by communicating with him and serving as a translator between humans and animals Travers 60-62 This implies that Mary Poppins serves as a mediator on the individual and on universal levels She
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