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Rascal Analysis

Published May 20, 2009 by Molly


Last week we posted a list of the Top Ten Rascals in Literature, with a promise to analyze the results rigorously. In the meantime, we received many pressing questions which we have aimed to address. Here we present to you our results.

Q: Are Rascals more likely to be boys or girls?

A: Good question. You’ll notice that the Top Ten list includes four boys, four girls, one rabbit and one monkey. We conclude that boys and girls are equally liable to become rascals, with animals at a slightly lower risk.

Q: What other characteristics do Rascals typically exhibit?

A: Courage, independence, stubbornness and ingenuity.

Q: What motivates a Rascal?
A: Curiosity, mainly.

Top Ten Rascals in Literature: A Provisional List

Published May 14, 2009 by Molly


1. Max (Where the Wild Things Are)

2. Curious George

3. Huck Finn

4. Pippi Longstocking

5. Scout Finch

6. Oliver Twist

7. Ramona Quimby

8. Holden Caulfield

9. Bre’er Rabbit

10. Harriet the Spy

…detailed analysis to follow.