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Necessary Targets Essay | Critical Essay #1

Eve Ensler
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Critical Essay #1

Hart is a freelance writer and published author with degrees in English and creative writing. In this essay, she examines what Ensler refers to as the “death of trust” and what Ensler suggests that it takes to bring trust back into life.

In her introduction to the published version of Necessary Targets, Ensler refers to the difference between the loud and obvious catastrophes that occur while a war is in progress and the less observable psychological wounds that the victims must endure after a ceasefire has been proclaimed. “It is the bombing, the explosions in the dark,” she writes, “that keep us watching.” She refers here to the media coverage that is sent out to television stations around the world. People are often glued to their TV sets while the bombs are falling, but then, when the streets of the war-torn countries become quiet, the journalists and their...

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