Butler University also shows other reasons for why books are often times banned. Also, many are outraged that books like To Kill a Mockingbird is on the banned books list because they are time-honored books. Many people believe books should be banned because their content is deemed inappropriate for younger audiences or because
Censorship of the arts is a highly debated and controversial subject that deals with what artistic content is deemed acceptable or unacceptable to the public in society, as well as the limitations of practicing artists’ rights to express themselves through art. In this regard, art should be a way to express one’s own opinions, but should not be used as a vessel for insensitive or malicious intent in dealing with topics such as race and religion. In this essay, I will be discussing this and two other reasons as to why artists should not be given absolute freedom in creating their artworks. These other reasons are that art may also cause controversy within society when dealing with topics unaccepted by conservative members of the public, such as political views that go against the norm, as well as shocking or, to some, disturbing content such as intense or extreme gore and nudity. While these are some reasons why art censorship can be justified, I will also be discussing a counter-argument to these reasons, which is that society should not shoot down views and opinions based solely on a minority that does not approve of them.
Since its creation, street art and graffiti has been labelled with a negative connotation. Along with a negative connotation, various societies have completely outlawed graffiti and deemed it as vandalism (CITE). Moreover, there is a fluent debate on whether graffiti is justified in its temperament. While there are many who feel graffiti is pure destruction of property, there is an opposing side who feels street art has opened up an entire new world of possibilities in the art scene (CITE). Furthermore, it is understandable how both sides feel they are correct: one side has witnessed graffiti’s destruction, and the other side has experienced the gifts street art has given to the oppressed.
At the time, many people outside the urban centers in the United States regarded abstract painting with suspicion, as if it were a hoax or fraud, while others would relish in its indirect messages and the emotional responses they would get from them, and once Life magazine featured Jackson Pollock with the mocking headline, “Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?”, people had a face to put with the art. Pollock’s “tough guy” persona, which was cool and popular in the late 40’s and early 50’s, also helped contribute to his fame by bringing attention to him, while other artists prior were regarded as milquetoasts or snobs. However, with the media spotlight brought by the media, Pollock faced impossible expectations and poor sales. Other New York artists resented the media view of Pollock as their leader, partly due to hostile encounters with him and his alcoholism which brought about his death at age forty-four. As with most artists, Pollock’s art became more admired after his
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, rumors spread and lead to making false assumptions about people, which could cause their reputation to crumble. The novel clearly states many clear and valid points as to why these rumors can affect many people, and how they can change a person 's life in a bad way. Such as in the situation of Dolphus Raymond, Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson. Throughout the novel, many people suffer from the sickening disease of rumors. Don’t try to create rumors about people because it only leads to more damage between the person who spreads rumors, and the person who has rumors spread on them, because it could truly affect their life in ways that are
If I had the option of changing the world, the one change I would make is stopping the discrimination and violence against LGBTQ+ individuals because they face too much discrimination, some of them are extremely strong and powerful, and all face violence and sometimes murdering. People from all around the world face discrimination by coming out as part of the LGBTQ+ community. In some countries they won’t do anything. In some countries, they might face prison time (like Kuwait). And in some countries they face hanging (Saudi Arabia and Iran).
This might interpret that the graffities image are what Rorschach hate, but love might be the only way to save the world. The same exact graffiti shows again in page 7 of the same chapter twice and also on the last panel of page 8. The last panel of page 8 with the two panels before it create this dramatic scene. Dr. Manhattan is talking with Laurie, while Laurie is frightened by the bloody scene. Then Dr. Manhattan brings her away by teleporting and leave a bright light at the scene.
He claimed that the book was against religion as an Islam itself. A similar of the same happened in India, the country Salman Rushdie was born in, the book’s sale and possession was banned as a small minority of Muslims claimed that it hurt their sentiments, and that the government not taking any action against it was going against it Secular policy, thus a religion influenced the operation of a government and its laws, this is precisely why a global charter should be made, in order segregate the two and prevent one disruption the efficient operation of the other. The same was also the cause of the Charlie
“I don’t think about art when I’m working, I try to think about life” (Basquiat). The famous Man Basquiat said that he is thinking about life when he does do the graffiti work. So, it could be said that graffiti is a reflection of a person’s actions in life. Many people claim and believe that graffiti is vandalism and most of the society
In 1907, Chicago, Illinois created a censorship regulation for films. In 1930s-1940s, Nazi-Germany prohibited any art deemed “un-German”. In 2002, the Department of Justice purchased material to drape over two partially-nude sculptures that have been in the department building since the 1930s. Censorship is not a new topic, but it is definitely becoming a widespread issue. While some people argue that art censorship is for the good of humanity, others contend that is is injustice and it takes away freedom of expression.