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Validate John Updike’s open-ended title, ‘Should Wizard Hit Mommy?’.

Answer

  • The author posed the title as a question as it can be interpreted by adults and children differently . The story raises a moral issue whether children should do what they like to do or should parents decide for them.
  • In the story within the story, the girl argues with her father about the state of the skunk and how he doesn’t have friends. She wishes that the ending would be different and the playmates would accept his scent but her father didnt budge and ended the story. 

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Validate John Updike’s open-ended title, ‘Should Wizard Hit Mommy?’. Answer The author posed the title as a question as it can be interpreted by adults and children differently. The story raises a moral issue whether children should do what they like to do or should parents decide for them. In the story within the story, the girl argues with her father about the state of the skunk and how he doesn’t have friends. She wishes that the ending would be different and the playmates would accept his scent but her father didnt budge and ended the story.

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 12 years and a teacher from the past 16 years. He teaches Science, Economics, Accounting and English at Teachoo