I just thought i would run this by you folks to get a kind of straw poll opinion.
Our daughter is just starting on her A level English, and one of the books they are studying is called The Kite Runner. The latest homework they have been set, is to write a double sided A4 sheet written as a diary entry of the 12 year old boy in Afghanistan who has just seen his friend (male) being raped.
Does anyone else think that is unnecessary to have this book as a set piece for an exam. Apparently lots of the class were quite disturbed by the associated part of the book, but the teacher just said that although it was upsetting, it was a pertinent part of the story.
Are we being too sensitive, or is there really a need to force students to study and read such graphic images?