[DWJ] corporal punishment

Deborah Meghnagi Bailey deborah at brightweavings.com
Wed Mar 9 14:45:27 EST 2011


I may be remembering a scene from a film rather than the book, but isn't
Jane Eyre punished rather brutally? And now I'm really getting vague - does
one of her friends die from being made to stand outside in the rain? 

That could be a classic to look at...

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Gili Bar-Hillel
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 9:42 PM
To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
Subject: Re: [DWJ] corporal punishment

Thank you all. Charlie, I'll have a look; Lucy, I'd found the Laura Ingalls
Wilde just a moment ago! I'll look for some of the others. Jacqueline Wilson
is too contemporary for me. The Dickens is exactly what I need. And I found
a nice bit in Tom Sawyer as well. I suppose I'm mostly interested in
classics, I want to give examples in a class and show how corporal
punishment was so prevalent that it was almost taken for granted, unless it
was unusually cruel. Nowadays beating children at school is illegal in so
many countries in the west, we'd be horrified if we heard it happened in our
childrens' schools. Philip and Helen, thanks for the ObDWJ's!!

On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 8:45 PM, Helen Schinske <hschinske at aol.com> wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Philip Belben" <philip at axeside.co.uk>
> To: "Diana Wynne Jones discussion" <dwj at suberic.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 10:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] corporal punishment
>
>
>  And in general, I'm looking for references in works of fiction to
children
>>> being punished by adults,
>>>
>>
>> I know it's not what you're looking for, Gili, but the ObDWJ must be
>> Chrestomanci boxing Cat's ears?  (And Michael taking the shoe to
Gwendolen
>> at much the same time)
>>
>>
> And _The Ogre Downstairs_, where Caspar says it should be him to hit
Johnny
> rather than Douglas.
>
> Helen Schinske
>
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