Abstract

Comic books have been a source of enjoyment for decades but they have now taken on a much deeper meaning than ever before. This study will show that while American society is still just as violent as it has ever been there is an increasingly desensitization towards violence because violence has become an increasing part of everyday American life. The art in comics will show that as they get increasingly darker this kind of violence is more tolerated, as Americans have grown desensitized and only bring up the increasing violence in media when some horrific tragedy strikes.

Advisor

Swedo, Elizabeth

Department

History

Disciplines

American Popular Culture

Publication Date

2013

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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