Analysis Of Titus Andronicus By Ovid Perry

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Is a warning label necessary if the reading has some traumatic events? In David Perry’s article, “Should Shakespeare come with a warning label?’ Perry explains how some readings have traumatic events that may cause the reader to feel uncomfortable, which concludes that “universities have debated putting warning labels on violent, abusive scenes in literature.”. An example of a reading with a traumatic event is “In the Roman poet Ovid 's "Metamorphoses," one of the great works of Western literature, King Tereus of Thrace rapes his wife 's sister, Philomena, then cuts out her tongue. In "Titus Andronicus," Shakespeare references Ovid with an even more grotesque rape and mutilation, while including multiple acts of murder, torture, and cannibalism.”. Although Perry believes that “students don’t need special warnings before…show more content…
First, students should be prepared for any reading by their professors giving them a brief summary of what they are going to be reading throughout the course. “Good teachers should prepare their students in the course of regular learning”. I do believe that it is the job of a professor to prepare the students for their learning outcomes, so they could be successful with their future English classes. In my opinion, teachers should include trigger warnings on their syllabus. For example, Professor McKenzie explained at the beginning of the course about the traumatic events from the reading, “Seductive Poison”, so her students would not be surprised. Although, it also all depends on how good a professor is with their teaching skills. “If professors follow good teaching practices and help students be ready for the course content...then we should be ready to handle whatever triggers an issue.” In which I totally agree if the professor knows how to teach there should not be any problems with a reading. As a student from a university, everyone should be prepared to learn, which means that there should not be any special warning in

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