Classroom Clip

The Vivian Girls (Clip 6 of 6)

Henry Darger had a difficult childhood that influenced his views on good and evil. The third clip associated with the In the Realms of the Unreal: Good and Evil lesson plan shows the beauty of the Vivian girls and the innocence of the other children juxtaposed with the violence and pain inflicted on them by the Glandelinian soldiers. Students should discuss how the concepts of good and evil are related to the heroes, villains and anti-heroes in Henry Darger's visual artwork.

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