Steven Pinker argues that violence – including war – has declined significantly over human history. He supports this argument by showing that we no longer morally or legally tolerate public torture, massacres, slavery and other forms of brutal violence. In fact, he writes that the “decline of violence may be the most significant and least appreciated development in the history of our species.”
Do you agree with what he writes? Disagree? Explain your answer briefly, but be as clear and specific as possible.
There is always from the early history of this type of literature a tension between respectable and popular children literature. Based on Grenby essay in (study guide of children literature, block1, p20), the difference between Respectable and popular children literature has several characteristics and differences from popular literature, though there is no clear cut-off between both of them. However, the respectable children literature has the following features: expensive, overtly moralistic, serious, religious and realistic while the popular children literature can be considered as: cheap, non-, oral endings, frivolous, secular and fantastic, respectively (Children literature Study Guide-block 1, 2009, p.20) Summary In this research, the question to be answered was whether children literature can be both didactic and entertaining. Therefore, to answer this question, the researcher attempted to address several relevant point which covered briefly the purposes of children literature, and the issue of didactism in this type of literature. Instruction or delight or both in children literature, and the difference between respectable and popular literature are all discussed. Yet it noteworthy that some of our most beloved children’s books don’t teach anything and can’t be linked to an agenda of any kind. The critical point in this field is to think that children are the best arbiters, being naturally drawn to what is good and true.. After all, children literature should be emphasized due to its importance in the grow-up and development stage of the child to produce eventually a psychologically normal and creative generation in the future. References:>GET ANSWER