Collodi Carlos, a stage name for Lorezini Carlo wrote Pinocchio in 1883. The initial publications of this story were serialized in Italian prior to its publication as “The Adventures of Pinocchio”. In 1892, the novel was first translated from its original language to English language. From this time of the translation, several editions have been published. The most notable version of the novel is the version published by Sweet M. M, which was published in 1927. Walt Disney made the story into a movie in 1940. The story talks about a wooden marionette, which is named Pinocchio. He spends all his childhood with the desire of becoming a boy. However, he is misguided by some two con artists and troublesome schoolboys. Through his adventures, Pinocchio understands how he was naïve and defiant. Finally, at the end of the story, his misguided decisions were overcome by his compassion and gratefulness. The setting of the story is in Italy. The willful wooden puppet runs away, embarks on a succession of adventures before changing his mind to be good in this hope of becoming a real boy.
Geppetto, a certain piece of wood, weeps and talks similar to a child. Pinocchio kicks Geppetto and then flees. A police officer arrests and later sets him free and puts Geppetto in jail. A cricket advises Pinocchio to be cautious of the wisdom of his father, lest he be sorry. Pinocchio kills him while striking the cricket. While he was miserable and hungry, he warms his feet by the fire. On Geppetto’s arrival, he wakes up and finds his feet are burnt. For the love that Geppetto feels for Pinocchio, he makes new legs for him and offers him pears to fill his belly. Geppetto also sells his coat to buy an A-B-C book for Pinocchio to use in school.
While going to school, Pinocchio sells his A-B-C schoolbook to get an entrance ticket into a marionette theater. The director of the theater gave him some gold coins to take to his father. He later meets a cat and a fox disguised as murderers who try to steal from him. He hid the money in his mouth. After searching through him and finding no money on him, they decided to hang him on an oak tree to kill him. A fairy that was passing by that road saved him. Pinocchio lies saying he had lost the money. The fairy reprimands him telling him that the nastiest thing a boy should do is to tell a lie. The more Pinocchio lies to the fairy, the more his nose grows.
The cat and fox lies to Pinocchio that by burying his gold coin in the Field of Wonders, they would grow into thousands coins, he would become rich. They eventually steal Pinocchio’s money. The judge sent him to prison after he runs to the courthouse to complain. A farmer catches him upon his release and put him to take care of a chicken-coop. The farmer rewards him with freedom after he alters him of thieving weasels. He then goes to the sea to find out that Geppetto gone out in a boat in his search. Geppetto’s boat disappears after he is trapped in a storm. Pinocchio is wrecked on the island of Busy Bees after throwing himself into water to save Geppetto.
After reuniting with the fairy, He agrees to return to school, but only if he might one day his wish of becoming a real boy would be granted. He works industriously but the mockery from his friends eventually lures him to fight. After apologizing to the fairy, he studies for another year. The fairy promises him that his wish would be granted due to his hard work. Nevertheless, the next day Lamp-Wick induces Pinocchio to leave school for the Land of Toys. During his five months of playing at the Land of Toys, he steadily turns into a donkey. Pinocchio is given away to a circus where he was to perform tricks but eventually falls and is lamed. He is then thrown off a cliff and drowns in the sea since he is unwanted, and only his skin is useful.
Upon falling into the water, he eventually turns into a puppet again. A big shark eats him up while he is swimming through the sea. He meets with Geppetto in the belly of the shark. They both climb out the shark’s mouth and then swim safely. After returning home, Pinocchio is forced to work alongside studying in the night to support his weak father. He is apologetic and regrets his past behavior gives the fairy some money when the fairy falls ill. The fairy rewards him by appearing in a dream and grants him his wish. He wakes up the next morning and his house is shining, he is a real boy, rich and superb. Geppetto then concludes that when boys are good, lives and homes are full of happiness.
Changing the ending of the story
If I were to change the ending of the story, form the time Pinocchio went to the land of Toys, ho would play there forever and impress the other people there and even make money. He would the live his life peacefully and later return home. He would not find Geppetto at home since he would have died in the belly of the shark. He would eventually learn his lesson since he would have come to impress his father, but would fail to find him. He would then give some money to the fairy who would eventually grant him his wish. He would become a real boy.