||[Feb. 20th, 2010|12:51 am]
The Question Club
In a lot of books and movies (especially books), kids do amazing, heroic, phenomenal deeds. They fight wars, save kingdoms, kill Voldemort.|
For example- I'm watching Prince Caspian right now and these children are totally running things, out on the battlefield, making war plans, you name it.
If I remember right from psych classes, their brains just aren't developed enough to handle this kind of thing. I have never met a kid who I thought might be able to get away with this kind of shit.
To clarify, when I say children, I'm thinking under 17, but a lot of these heroic happenings seem to be happening around 11 or 12.
Do you think kids are actually capable of this kind of thing? What do you think would happen if a real kid were put in these situations (use real book/movie examples if you can)?