Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh
Christopher Robin is the sweet little boy who the children’s story books and poems were written for. Christopher Robin is a ‘Winnie the Pooh’ character brought to life by Alan Alexander Milne. The character of Christopher Robin is based upon author A.A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin Milne. Christopher Robin was born on August 21, 1920 in Chelsea and died on April 20, 1996. At first his parents thought of ‘Billy’ as their child’s name but subsequently they felt it was quite informal. In order to differentiate from the other Milnes they decided to have two first names for their child, both parents choosing a name. They finally arrived at Christopher Robin, but they often called him “Billy”. Upon growing up he was familiarly know as Christopher.
Christopher Robin appears in two of Milne’s books – Winnie the Pooh published in 1926 and The House at Pooh Corner published in 1928. Additionally he also appears in Milne’s poems, the 1st being When We Were Very Young (1924) and the other being Now We Are Six (1928). The illustrations by E. H. Shepherd show him as the boy pulling his stuffed toy bear down the staircase which exemplifies how much Christopher Robin Milne loved his toy bear. In the poems and the two books he is a young boy who stands at about 46 inches in length and is dresses according to the current weather conditions. He is if a conclusion is to be derived – Master of the 100 Acre Woods.
Christopher Robin, is everyone's best friend in the 100 Acre Wood, but he is the closest to Winnie the Pooh. That probably because Pooh the bear was gifted to him on his first birthday, it was an Alpha Farnell teddy bear that he named Edward. He is great friends with all the other characters like Piglet, Roo, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga, Owl and Eeyore. He is always helping his friends with their problems. For example, he helps Pooh getting honey, rescues Tigger and Roo from high trees in the forest, nails Eeyore's tail back on its right place when it falls off, and rescues Piglet when he is surrounded by water. It is often seen that Christopher is talking and giving advice to Winnie the Pooh, he usually does that by putting his hand around the should of Pooh and then talks to him. Christopher Robin’s often utters the phrase “Silly old bear” and the comic thing about his characters’ depiction is that he wears uneven socks.
Christopher Robin lives behind a green door in 100 Acre Wood east. His favorite food is probably Birthday cake and one of his favourite things to do is hosting birthday and hero parties. But what he likes doing best is Nothing;
"It means just going along, listening to all the thing's you can't hear, and not bothering"
But Christopher Robin can't do nothing very often anymore because he is going to school to learn how to write notes like "gon out, backson, bisy, backson, c.r." properly.
Although Pooh is the most revered character there is no doubt as to whom the leader is and that is Christopher Robin. He is the pivotal character in Winnie-the-Pooh. At the start he is introduced as the boy to whom these stories are told to, later on he is the boy mentioned and written about in the stories. Lastly he becomes the boy to whom the other members of the 100 Acre Wood turn up to for consulting and solving their problems. He always sorted out their problems and not only did he advice them but got engaged in their problems personally.
Timothy Turner provided the voice for Christopher Robin in the Disney Winnie the Pooh movies.
Some quotes of Christopher Robin:
- Silly Old Bear
- Tat-tat, It looks like rain
- What's up?
- Did I put your tail back on properly?
- Just doing nothing
- Promise you won't forget me
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