Friday, May 13, 2016

Suspense & Thriller: Benefits

Every genre has drawbacks. Every genre has benefits. The suspense & thriller genre is no different. There are drawbacks to reading much suspense and thriller, as we saw yesterday. Likewise, the suspense & thriller genre comes with benefits as well:

·        We are reminded in suspense & thriller novels that even those who seem to be above or outside the law will be held accountable for their actions.

·        Because suspense and thrillers deal with extreme circumstances, we have an opportunity to study gray areas, determining what ultimately makes an action right or wrong.

·        We are provided examples of integrity in the suspense & thriller genre. Most of these protagonists receive a chance to make their problems go away by keeping their mouths shut, but if they do, the villain will get away with wrong. So these stories challenge us to think about when and how we stand our ground.

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