Captain Underpants Research Paper

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When we think about superheroes we think about Superman, Batman, Spiderman, or Iron Man. We never think about a grown man in his underpants flying around the city. I’m describing Captain Underpants; a principal who is hypnotized by two kids and fights crime. Captain Underpants is a comical children’s book series, which was very popular in every book fair. This book series has been around for 18 years, and it has finally been banned. Although many people argue that it shouldn’t be banned, I think the explicit and immature content in this book should be banned from the children’s literature. On September 1, 1997, Dav Pilkey published his first book of the Captain Underpants series. Pilkey in his elementary days was diagnosed and still suffers from dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. He always seemed to get himself in trouble. He probably saw more time in the hallway, in the classroom. Everytime Pilkey was sent to the hallway he would fantasize about a made up character, who later becomes Captain Underpants. When his first book was publicized, he robbed the hearts of many children. The book was filled with comedy, adventure, and catchy phrases. Alex Mclintock quoted in his article about Captain Underpants, “Dav Pilkey’s 'Captain…show more content…
How about the simple fact that this book is filled with immature content a 4th grader shouldn’t be reading. Lets start out with the fact that the book makes it seem like an old guy in underwear flying around the city is normal. When in real life it’s really not normal and could be charged with public nudity. In one part of the book, Captain Underpants takes off his underwear and uses it as a weapon to vanish evil Dr. Diaper. (ENGEL) It didn’t show any naked captain underpants. Although it did show him covering him self with a barrel, (ENGEL) which we can infer he’s probably naked. Something I wouldn’t want my kid to be reading
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