Jonh M said...
Halloween trick or-treating is probably one of my favorite holidays. you get free
candy and get the honor to scare little kids. I believe tricker treating shouldn't end
at any age 6-16 you can go with your friends and have fun and get some candy.
16- how ever long you live for you should take a kid with you, and while your
there get some candy for yourself. some people think it should end at 16 when
you get your drivers license because you can buy your “own candy”. but thats not
fun at all. the point of halloween is to give candy out. and when you get denied
thats just rude in my opinion. if you have the guts to dress up at 16 to go get
candy. people should just be chill and give it to you. from my point of view if a
teenager came up in a costume i would think it was cool and give them more
candy than the other people. i have been trick or treating since i was 6 and i
always have fun. now since i am older i go with friends and we scare people and
get a little bit of candy while we are doing it.
Everyone says that 12 is a good age to stop but i do not agree! 12 is too young!
telling a 12 year old they can't trick or treat any more is like telling mr peanut to
stop making peanuts. if you are 12 you should be able to go with a group of
friends and have a bunch of fun while you're young. halloween only happens once
a year so you have live it up while you can. One thing i love is when people leave
out bowls of candy on the porch or a chair of something. they say only take one
but. but if someone saw a bowl of candy i am pretty sure they would take a
handful. one thing i think should stop is kids not dressing up to get candy. i have
seen people go to houses in a t shirt and jeans and i think thats just pathetic, if
your gonna trick or treat at least wear a coat and a hat and sunglasses. and say
you're a gangster or something like that. One thing i think is stupid is, when
people handing out candy don't give it to littler kids i saw a lot of adults not give
it to like 6 year olds because they weren't dressed up. and thats dumb come on
there 6 they have nothing else better to do. Also i think its cool when an adult
comes up and asks for candy too!
These are all the reasons why i think halloween trick or treaters should never stop!
Know matter how old you are it shouldn't matter. Mostly everyone likes candy
and they should be able to get it on halloween. if your gonna hand out candy then
say no to people then why even celebrate it? if you’re gonna buy candy then not
give it out don't celebrate it. I also think a good time to stop tricker treating is like
10;30 some people think it is good to stop at 9 but thats way to early! if you get
lucky some people hand out candy tell 11:00. then once they get tired of giving it
out they leave the bowl out or they just give handfuls of candy away. some people
tricker treat untill midnight and thats just very very rude! if your gonna go trick or
treating at least stop at a decent hour. go inside and eat candy and hang with
friends thats what i do around 11:00. me and my friends go inside look around at
our candy, trade some candy and even have candy wars with the bad candy. then
that brings me to my next point. when people hand out stuff like raisins thats just
creepy! like last year there was this famly handing out raisens and apples and
stuff. i actually didn't mind the apple. but raisins? thats defenatly what kids want
for candy is fruit (sarcasm). I think this will be a good arguement and i think i will
easily win this debate. i hope other people take my side and agree with what i
Matthew S. respond to John M.
Your ideas are awesome but I disagree that halloween should continue into high school
and beyond. My first reason is older people can consume more candy leaving none for
the kids. My second reason is by the time you are in high school you can almost drive a
car so you can acquire candy. My final reason is when you are above middle school you
tend to begin to scare kids. Halloween is about ecstatic children not adults and high
If adults and high school people start trick-or-treating like you say they should, wouldn’t
that mean there is less candy for the young children? After all, the adults have a larger
appetite for candy and they have bigger hands. If you grab a handful of candy, there
would not be enough for the 6 year old kids to eat. You must agree that it would be
depressing to be the young child who asks for candy only to realize everyone else has
eaten it already. If you want the younger generation to be joyful, acquire your candy from
By 16, you can take an adult and drive to the store to buy your own candy. During or
after halloween sales you can get lots of candy cheap. It may not be fun but you have to
agree it is more efficient. If you still want to participate in halloween you can buy candy
to hand out. If everyone’s parents accompanies their children on every halloween snack
run then then there will be no one to give candy. You say you had a great halloween as a
child; it is now time to return the favor.
The last thing I disagree with in your essay is I believe scaring innocent children does not
include any honor. Sure, it is fantastic to have fun but not at the kids’ expense. Some of
the costumes manufactured now are extremely disturbing and are capable of terrifying
them out of their wits. Usually those terrifying costumes are only bought by high school
kids and adults. If you put yourself in the shoes of the kid who is being tormented I think
you would agree that scaring kids is not honorable.
You make very valid points in your argument but I still disagree with it. My first reason
was adults and high schoolers can eat more candy than little kids leaving small pickings
left over for them. My second reason is by the time you are in high school you can almost
drive so why not help yourself and others? My final reason is when you are past the age
of 14 your mind goes from happy fun to sadistic fun. Halloween works in a system. That
system says the adults and high schoolers give out candy while the kids go and have fun.