Sunday, November 12, 2006

Vote Scarlet!
This week the Glenzier children each chose a character to back as leader on the island. Several candidates emerged - Callum Knight with his 'Knights of the Island' group intent on maintaining control and thus saving all their lives; Dennis J Joans - the best runner; Jessie, who will listen to everyone; Kieran Coolster who will rule with his water pistol; and of course the chaos-loving Scarlet. If other characters join her 'Red Devil' group, they are guaranteed fun, and can do what they want, when they want. In Chapter 4, many of them are tempted, but what will the Glenzier children think about the result?
We have already discussed punishment and how it should be decided. This included listening to an extract from a David Greig radio play, 'Dr Korczak's Example', in which they heard children running their own court to pass judgement on their peers in the orphanage that Korczak set up in Poland. He was a writer and champion of children's rights, before he and the children were tragically sent to a death camp in Treblinka in 1942.
Chapter 5 invites the question - will Scarlet be punished, and how?


At 6:35 AM, Blogger Saul Deeson said...

I helped write the book and I think it is very good


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