Teaching Dark Lord part 2

jackie e stallcup jstallcup at juno.com
Fri May 17 15:54:47 EDT 2002


Oh, good point--I didn't see that specific distinction, but it makes
sense, looking back at their remarks about Derk...

Jackie S.

>
> 
> DLoD is a very strange book in that it has a fully realized
> adolescent hero who is written just as an adolescent hero should
> be  -- and yet it also has a fully realised adult hero.  I
> suspect that some of the students' discomfort with Derk's faults
> is that our preconceptions lead us to think that it is solely
> Blade's book.  So Derk should be acting in the ways we've come to
> expect of a father in an adolescent's novel, shouldn't he?
> But DWJ is'nt writing in a strictly defined genre anymore.  Thus
> Derk's failings as a man are unexpected in a genre in which we'd
> be more likely to expect his failings as a father.
> 
> My $0.02
> 
> -deborah
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