Sunday, October 12, 2014

Gorey Gashlycrumb Tinies

The story this week, "The Gashlycrumb Tinies", was creepy, but I enjoyed it.  I liked how Gorey takes the traditional themed childrens book and made it macabre. Even with the first panel where Death is standing behind the children, the children look so sweet and angelic.  It seemed to me that it would have been very shocking in 1963 to have this published, but maybe Gorey was making a statement about the children of the time.   Gorey seems to be making fun of the ways that parents scare their young kids into behaving properly.  The actual violence is never shown just the implication of what is come.  Just as parents always seem to be overprotective and worried about all kinds of things that could happen, but usually don't.


  1. I really enjoyed reading your post. I liked how reflective you were. I think your idea of how parents are too protective was right on target. Parents are over protective! I'm probably the worst. Children need the chance to be children. They are fearless and I feel like those years are very important. They need to fall, scape their knees, or maybe break a bone (maybe not this far, but you know what I'm saying.) we learn from our mistakes, and so do children..