IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Creative artists should always be given freedom to express their own ideas (in words, picture, music, film) in whichever way they wish. There should be no government restrictions on what they do.
To what extend do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
One of the most controversial issues nowadays is whether the creative artists like film-makers, writers, artists, photographers should be given absolute freedom to present their thinking or not. While in some countries the government strictly imposes restriction on this freedom, in many other countries those innovative artists and writers get their freedom to express their view. In my opinion, the freedom should be given to those creative artists both by the society and government but the artists should not be influenced by their personal gain and biasness.
First of all, the people who are in writing, journalism, art, music and film-making industries are considered to be very creative and are the voices of the humanity. Their way of working involves creativity and social responsibilities. Thus, they present the idea and imagination in their works and often represent the oppressed people. They contributed throughout the history and have greatly contributed towards making the worlds a better place. The creative mind like Leonardo Da Vinci is an icon to the world and his contribution is invaluable. Imposing restriction on creative minds is an act that can only kill the potential of a great work. The writers use their experience and blend their imagination to create legendary works while journalists or photographers catch the history in their pen and camera. If they are given the freedom, we will never know the heinous act of an evil leader in a distant part of the world. They help us building a better society and represent the expression of mass people. The dictator government would only want to impose restriction only to kill the voice that might go against them.
On the contrary, the creative writers have their own responsibilities not to present something that would hurt the people’s belief. While depicting a religious view in a negative way might seem to be an act of creativity to some people, it would actually hurt millions’ of people’s feeling. The great mind should be aware of such controversy and focus on doing something better for people. Their works should not get influenced by any political axiom not should their output create a social crisis.
To reiterate, I strongly believe that the freedom is essential for creative artists to create great works and to contribute to give the opportunity to just an unjust, but they should work beyond any political motivation or personal achievement.