Ellis response-Blood in Your Eye Maggie Cruz

Violence has been an issue in the world for many years.Warren Ellis(2013) article “Blood in your eye”  states that “The most horrible things in the world,the real cancers of our society, have to be interrogated”. He believes that violence in the world should be explored to understand it and have an open mind on what goes on in the community. I agree and disagree with his statement.

I believe violence is an issue that should be explored to the world freely.As the writer of the article explains exploring it can give the world insight on the nature of violence that occurs.I also agree,If humans lived in a world in which they had no idea of what was happening around them it would disable them to protect them selves from a violent situation . It would also motivate people who are violent to continue acting in violent ways because no one will pay attention to the issue as Ellis(2013) explains.Ellis(2013) states in his article “Fiction is how we study and defang our monster.To lock violent fiction away, or to close our eyes to it, is to give our monsters and our fears richer hunting grounds”. His statement about the exploration of violence can help the public in many ways in understanding and having an open out look on violence in the world.With out the exploration of violence i agree with Ellis that people will be naive to violent acts that occur.

With the many issues and ideas violent movies and video games have given people through out the years,i believe that the exploration of violence should be limited. Although it is important for the world to understand what violence is and what occurs when violent situations happen,i believe that to much exploration can also effect the world. As Ellis(2013) states “Just a day ago,as part of an interview session,I was asked how i would feel if the story were used by someone in the real world as a manual for murder and body removal”. Ellis(2013) statement refers to one of his written novels “called Dead pig collector”. I agree with the statement that was made in his interview.I believe people often use fiction horrors,video games or novels for ideas of violence because it may add excitement and thrill which may in courage violent acts.In addition, i agree it is important for the society to explore the nature of violence but i also believe that the level of the exploration should be limited .

Ellis,Warren.Blood in Your Eye:Why We Need Violent Stories”. Vulture.New York media,14 august 2013.web.3 October 2013


One thought on “Ellis response-Blood in Your Eye Maggie Cruz

  1. Thanks for sharing! When you are introducing quotes, try to throw a bit of variety in there (rather than “Ellis states…” again and again). Change it up for your readers.

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