Writing Task 2: Creative Artists

This is an example of IELTS writing Task 2, which tries to answer the following question:
Creative artists should always be given the freedom to express their own ideas (in words, pictures, music or film) in whichever way they wish. There should be no government restrictions on what they do. To what extent do you agree with this statement?

There are some who argue that giving freedom in expressing ideas can create harmful effects, while others contend that this is somewhat questionable. It is my contention that the freedom to express ideas should be given due to the fact that creative arts are generally created in situations without pressure. Moreover, the government should not impose limitations because this is against human right to express ideas.

It is undoubtedly accepted that inspiration and imagination will naturally flow if there is lots of space to think and work. In other words, no restriction on what people do will create something new, innovative, and interesting, which people call creative arts. As a result, this will produce more attractive arts in the form of music, film, poetry, pictures, etc, which people can enjoy in their leisure time to relieve their boredom and tension.

In addition, it makes little sense if the government applies restrictions on what artists do. I tend to think that this is against the human right to express ideas. The fact of the matter is that many countries, nowadays, make an effort to show that they are democratic countries. Furthermore, arts can be one way to criticise many social issues as well as government policies. It follows that imposing limitations on such things will reduce the value of democracy.
On the other hand, I can accept that such freedom can create harmful effects. Sometimes, artists lose their control – take pornography, racial songs and provocative caricature, for examples. However, it seems to me that professional and creative artists know what should they do to maintain their image.

To conclude, although the freedom to express ideas can create some negative effects, I certainly believe that there will be many wonderful and attractive arts due to the freedom to express ideas. Therefore, there should be no restrictions on arts.
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