Friday, June 5, 2009

Top 10 rascals in literature

Director Spike Jonze and the Where the Wild Things Are film team came up with their top 10 rascals in literature.

David Barnett does not approve of several of the rascals to make the list, but liked some of the choices:
Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn rightly earns his place – on the run with a slave in 19th-century Mississippi, dressing as a girl, and faking his own death certainly earn him his rascal stripes. And Pippi Longstocking deserves to be included for her baiting and exposing of adult pomposity – oh, and for lifting that horse above her head. Similarly, one can't argue with Bre'r Rabbit's inclusion, thanks to his anti-authoritarian stance.
Read more about Barnett's take on the list.

Check out the list of the top 10 rascals in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue