Disobedience & The 400 Blows: A Comparison in Male Adolescent Rebellion

The crushing revelations of adolescence are perhaps hardest for boys. The elucidation of this fact is best captured by Alberto Moravia’s 1948 novella Disobedience and François Truffaut’s 1959 film The 400 Blows. It is no coincidence that the release of these works occurred so closely together. The post-WWII era was a period that exemplified forcing young men to fall in line in a capacity beyond soldierdom. The crushing … Continue reading Disobedience & The 400 Blows: A Comparison in Male Adolescent Rebellion