Good man? Bad man?
Blog :Life as a Mom
Date: 4/19/2012 9:18:00 AM
This was one of the first questions we had to clarify to D once she started watching movies with us.. though I'm a bit particular at keeping her/them protected from too gory or scary stuff, I found that even for the family drama kind of movies, she would quickly picking up on who was the "bad" man! I guess children do take in more than we give them credit for, but I was amazed the first couple of times this happened. Probably this was the guy everyone disliked, or the guy who got beaten up by the hero, but I was very surprized she understood that much of what was happening on screen (It would be hindi or malayalam, a language she did not always know well) It was always important in any movie for her to establish - Is this the bad man, is this the good man :).
It used to go to the extent of discussing why bad things were happening to one particular person, though he was a good man! I am definitely not at my best for philosophical questions, so I was stumped at that one :). Made me realize that there is very little that escapes them, even at a young age, so we need to be extra careful of what they are exposed to. Don't even get me started on Chota Bheem which is the current favourite!
This of course happened a couple of years ago, why it came to my mind again is that now S has started asking the same kind of questions :). So I was wondering if it was a common thread among children or just in our household.