Question 1 what do you think about satire in a child’s story? At what age do you

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Question 1
what do you think about satire in a child’s story? At what age do you feel it “appropriate” to include satire in a story? Do you think a child (4-12 in age) would understand the references and/or dragon history in Nesbit? The maturity in French? The violence in Dahl? Relate your answers back to the original tales (dragon stories, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Little Red Riding Hood).
While we have talked about pleasure reading vs. lesson reading, which of these does satire fall under? Could it somehow be both? Expand.
Answer each question in its entirety. Your grade is dependent on not only how detailed you are in your answers, but also that you answer each one.
Question 2
Stott believes, “Stories, it is argued, are linguistic structures that give shape and, therefore, meaning to our imaginative and psychological concerns” (pg. 802). Do you agree? Relate this to fantasy, realism, or picture books. In terms of children’s literature, how could you introduce this extremely important concept to children when Stott argues it is one of the foundational concepts of reading?
As far as parody is concerned, has any other story we have read struck you as paradoxical? Explain your answer.
Answer each question in its entirety.
Question 3
Do you believe censorship has its place within children’s literature? Expand using West’s article. West believes that the reason adults ban books is that it defiles their childhood. Do you agree or disagree? Could it be this or to protect children from “growing up too quickly”?
He concludes by saying, “In the end, the best way to teach students about censorship is to have them read the banned books along with the related material. This approach prevents students from viewing censorship as an abstract problem and helps prevent them to resist future censorship efforts” (pg. 862). Do you think this is the best way? When writing your argument, think about it in terms of children’s literature.
Do you think West’s ideas about censorship and Rudman’s argument over political correctness go hand-in-hand?
Question 4
Do you think Blume’s book could be used as educational instead of being banned? Remember, this is just an excerpt from a chapter and not the entire book. Though it might be difficult, try to think of this as a whole, not just what we have read. Just from this excerpt, do you believe it should stay banned? Explain your argument using West and Blume.
Wilder’s chapters fall under both banned and political correctness. Do you think since it is a true account (autobiographical) and set in a different time period with different social and moral views should be taken into account when considering its political correctness and banning? Why or why not?
Considering age 10-18, which of these would you be more likely to recommend to a reader to fully grasp the concept of a banned book. Why?
Answer each question in its entirety.

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