Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood - Pornography, otherwise defined as...

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Pornography, otherwise defined as vulgarity and indecency, is an issue that has and will continue to call upon many arguments. While there are many people who see pornography as degrading, sinful, and disgusting, there is also a large amount of people who see it as a turn on, a form of sexual expression, and entertainment. Webster’s Dictionary defined pornography as merely “the depiction of erotic behavior (as in pictures or writing) intended to cause sexual excitement.” Yet there is still the everlasting question which is “does pornography serve a real purpose, and if so what purpose it that?” Pornography as "the sexually explicit depiction of persons, in words or images, In Margaret Atwood's essay titled "Pornography," proposes her idea that by getting rid of people's "you're a prude, you're a pervert," way of thinking, society could possibly come to an agreement on the subject. I believe the purpose of writing this essay is very logical and sensible. She offers her beliefs regarding pornography. “As one of those catchalls in which the ultimate kick is death and after that… multiple death. “ Her main idea is to show the harmful effects of pornography and on the other side the negative implication in
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2010 for the course ENG 4380 taught by Professor W during the Spring '10 term at Northeastern.

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