Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director's Cut Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Jhonen Vasquez
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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In the foreword, it is said that JTHM is good for readers, and that animal instincts must be given expression in the imagination or they will be set loose in the real world. Do you agree with this statement? Is it a good thing for people to read things such as JTHM, to give themselves the opportunity to fantasize about things that are unacceptable in modern society? Or does it desensitize the reader to violence, making the escape of those deadly animal instincts even more likely? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Johnny claims that violence in the media is only a problem if those watching it are idiots; this is the opposite of the commonly-heard argument that violence in the media is desensitizing, and creates violence in real life. Which point of view do you agree...

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