The discussion of homosexuality in comic books has a long history, reaching back to 1954, when German-American psychiatrist Frederick Wertham published Seduction of the Innocent, a book that warned about the negative effect of popular literature. The book was a minor bestseller and was taken seriously at the time, creating alarm in parents with the claim that reading the crime-, superhero- and horror comics that contain descriptions of violence, sex, drug use and other adult themes, children will be encouraged to similar behavior (Wikipedia). More than five decades later the song remains the same; not much seems to have changed in society’s mentality. Parents fear that violent video games will make their children into raging psychopaths, and that a boy will turn out to be a homosexual if he plays with dolls and not toy cars or action figures. Even the books being read to children are censored and romanticized, not to mention all the Disney movies that have nothing to do with the original stories anymore, because parents wish to protect their children from everything, even though in this world of flowing information and the Internet this task is becoming more and more difficult if not impossible.
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Most people consider the sexual scenes fairly mild, but there are those who consider any mention of sexual behavior inappropriate for teens or pre-teens, hence the attempts at censorship. Many of the challenges have proved unsuccessful, but the book has occasionally been banned from school libraries including some in Pennsylvania and Texas. Flowers for Algernon has won numerous awards, even for the film, and it is regularly taught in schools around the world; therefore, it should remain on shelves. Flowers for Algernon received a Nebula Award for Best Novel from the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1966. In addition, Cliff Robertson won an Oscar for acting in the movie Charly.
Harry goes through his seven years at Hogwarts squashing Lord Voldermort attempt at gaining back his po... ... middle of paper ... ...s searched on Google “Harry Potter vs. Twilight” millions of arguments, saying which book is better pop up. Yet it’s still impossible to determine which book actually is better or even the bigger question, which will stand the test of time and continue in the lives of our children and our children’s children. And these debates have kept the fan to the burning phenomenon that these books are all about. In the end, we are not able to fully understand the huge phenomenon of wizards and vampire. Although, we know what the story is about, the attempted explanations’, and the heated debate between these two everlasting series, how and why these books have created such vast fan base, and perpetual reading and re-reading of the books is unknown.
In 1836 Charles Dickens married Catherine Hogarth and they had 10 children together but one died. Dickens and Hogarth split up in 1858 after a 22yr marriage. Also in 1836 Charles became editor of a monthly magazine called ‘Bentley's miscellany’ which would see instalments of some of the most famous novels to date including ‘Oliver Twist’ and ‘Nicholas Nickelby’. These were all published in instalments which affected the structure of a book because every week there would be a cliff hanger which would make the reader want to buy the next instalment so they can find out what happens. He began to fight for community issues such as education reform, slum clearance and sanitary measures.
A few famous people in history who have made a positive impact on the world of literature are Aesop, Dante Alighieri, and Charles Dickens. Some may say that Aesop is infamous for the life he led over 2000 years ago and mostly for the hundreds of fables that have been attributed to his name since. It is said that he was born into slavery, but was eventually freed by his master due to his literacy and wit. Not much is known about his life, such as where or when he was born. Due to this lack of knowledge many people, such as Martin Luther, deny that he ever existed.