2059Re: [mythsoc] Harry Potter, an 11 year old view
- Aug 2, 2000From the vantage point of 40+ years, the 'mixed messages' really did not
bother me. The people seemed quite real, as versus cardboard saints. The
villains are less mixed - it's hard to find a redeeming trait in most of
them, though I notice the 4th book has a 'villain' who is simply weak and
willing to delude himself (that's not a spoiler, is it?). My roommate says
11 is appropriate to object to mixed good-bad types. I think an 11 year old
must have met some pretty mixed types already. Like his parents, his
siblings, his neighbors, his teachers, etc. etc. Humanity being a pretty
mixed lot. Oh well, different countries heard from.
From: David S. Bratman <dbratman@...>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 3:48 PM
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Harry Potter, an 11 year old view
>I was writing pretty much like that when I was 11. And that's not
>boasting: I'm sure most of us here were.
>I don't think there's anything wrong with objecting to mixed moral
>messages and squeamy situations. The kid has a point. I followed him
>right up until he recommended Redwall. Oh well, nobody's perfect.
>The Mythopoeic Society website http://www.mythsoc.org
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