The Writers Bureau

Are Socio-Economic Issues Reflected Enough in Modern Literature?


Manchester, England -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/29/2015 -- Recently there has been a call for more socio-economic issues to be prevalent in everyday fantasy comics and fiction publications. DC Comic's Batman has recently explored the issue of police racism in their latest issue.

It's no surprise following the killing of 18-year old Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, America, that people want to write and reflect. The event was well documented and caused a stir worldwide.

Writing can be utilised to offer a reflection of society, and it seems DC Comics have finally addressed this after their recent flashback issue starts with an image of a dead black boy with his body left "for the crows".

It raises the question of should events like these be documented in modern literature? Classics have seen notable movements and historical events documented such as WW1 and WW2. This can be seen in books like Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian and All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque.

As well as this, the issue of police racism is well documented in books such as To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, both of which were turned into critically acclaimed films.

Traditionally, events like these have been well covered in fiction and non-fiction alike. Yet more recently publishers are being prompted to confront the fact that mostly white characters are written by mostly white creators.

With DC Comics becoming ever more popular with their film adaptations, there is a call for more "taboo" or controversial issues to be raised in literature, particularly from fans who want to see super heroes address real-world problems rather than the typical damsel-in-distress moments.

About The Writers Bureau
The Writers Bureau specifically pride themselves on their Comprehensive Creative Writing course which covers all genres and could guide you as a writer to include real-world issues in your writing.

Susie Busby, Principal of the Writers Bureau said:

"Writing is a great way of exploring socio-economic issues, bringing them to the fore and demonstrating the effects they can have on an individual or community. If this is an area that someone wants to write about we can help. The assignments within our course are designed to guide the student through the creative process and are not restrictive on subject matter so long as they stay within the bounds of common decency."

PR Contact: Susie Busby
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