Is Violent stories necessary?

The world that we are living today is full of action and violence. A lot of people did terrible things in their life because they are not perfect. Human have committed murder and mayhem for many hears. There’s no place in the world where you don’t find actions that hurt people and destroy things. Is it necessary for an author or an artist to put violent stories in a book? “Blood in eye: Why we need violent stories” is a compelling article by Warren Ellis. In this document the author focused on how violence can affect any stories. I definitely agreed with Ellis cause, if the Britain government decided to ban violent story in books it will make no sense and the reader will not be able to read the story seriously. According to the article, Ellis claimed that “Every week seems to bring a new attempt to ban something or other because it’s uncomfortably or scary or perhaps even indefensibly disgusting.” This mean that the fact that violence make some people uncomfortable , they will react ,traumatize and think about it every day. The last time I want to Facebook, a friend of mine post a horrifying video that really shocked me. A Mexican man decapitated his wife because she cheated on him. It wasn’t phony or scripted because it was recorded on a cell phone. After I watched this appalling video, I said to myself that people need to be aware of what is going on in the world. The more you know abut violent story , you became less sensitive. Reading violent stories can really affected other human. Warren wrote a book call”Dead pig collector”which is mostly about serial killer. When Ellis went to an interview ,someone in the audience asked him : “how would he feel if the story were used by someone in the real world as a manual for murder and body removal.” In this quote, I totally understood what the person is talking about. A victim that witnessed violence is different that the one who did not experience it. Of course the inexperience person will feel distraught when she or he visualized the terrifying scenes. In that case , it is was really important to add a little bit of violence because of the title. It won’t make any sense to read about serial killer if Ellis don’t give any specific details of violence. In the other hand, Jim Carry wasn’t happy to participate in the new movie kick-Ass 2. According to the article , Ellis claimed that:”Jim Carrey is refusing to promote his latest film, Kick-Ass 2, following a change of heart in which he cannot support that level of violence”. At this point, I’m disagreeing with Carry because without violence the movie will be definitely boring. After I read DMZ , I would imagine how it will look like in a movie. When you compared this novel to the World War 2, we can visualize the cruelty of the nazi when they assassinated a million of Jew. The point is that , people that don’t acknowledge violence during ,will think that the war wasn’t serious. So we see how it is very important for the author to use violence in stories. I know it’s kind of harsh because people get influence by it ,but there’s no good reason to ban violence in books.

Ellis Warren “Blood in your eye:Why we need violent stories” vulture New York Media, 14 August 2013. Web 3 October 2013

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