This has been a fascinating subject to research!
FICTION - Motherless or orphaned:
Anne Shirley, of "Anne of Green Gables"
Oliver Twist, of Charles Dickens story by the same name
David Copperfield, another Dickens book and character
Pip, of Dickens "Great Expectations"
Harry Potter was orphaned when his parents were killed by the evil
Kim, of Rudyard Kipling's story by the same name
Peter Pan (and all the Lost Boys) were motherless.
Jane Eyre, of Charlotte Bronte's book by the same name
Jack Crabb, of the book "Little Big Man" by Thomas Berger
Tom Canty, of "The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
Huckleberry Finn, another Twain character
Tom Sawyer, yet another Twain character
Pollyanna, of the book by the same name by Eleanor H. Porter
Pipi Longstocking, from the book by Astrid Lindgren
Rusty, of Rin Tin Tin
Little Orphan Annie, of course.
Heidi, from the book by Robert Newell
Hawkeye, from "The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
Cossette, of "Les Miserables"
Patrick Dennis, of "Auntie Mame" by Patrick Dennis
Hadji, the sidekick of Johnny Quest
Jai, the boy in Tarzan, was an orphan. So was Tarzan.
Mowgli, of The Jungle Book
Becky Sharp, of Vanity Fair
Homer, of "The Cider House Rules"
Curly Top was an orphan.
Seymour, of "Little Shop of Horrors"
Simon Templar, of "The Saint"
Mary Lennox, of "My Secret Garden"
Patrick Dennis (Edward Everett Tanner III)
To search for films with plots containing the word "orphan" and
"orphaned" visit the Internet Movie Database at http://www.imdb.com.
Choose Search in Plots from the drop-down menu in the top of the left
column and enter the words there. You'll receive results of all plots
with those words.
Thank you for the opportunity to answer this interesting question!
"was an orphan"
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