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LoneSoul

Do you think it was unfair that Mowgli was punished in the first Jungle Book?

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When he was kidnapped by monkeys and Bageera and Baloo saved him, they spanked him for having got into mischief. That was unfair, because Mowgli had never been told by Baloo that he shouldn't hang out with monkeys and, when the monkeys kidnapped him, there was nothing Mowgli could have done to prevent this.

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The Victorian attitude was spare the rod and spoil the child. Corporal punishment only started to fall out of fashion in the latter half of the 20th century.

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