Art Of Magic Essay

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For thousands of years, people have had a fascination with the art of magic. What was once considered as a counterculture of witches and other deviants, magic has evolved into a unique performing art that not only has the ability to give people a sense of childlike wonder, but also connect with people in a much deeper way than any other form of entertainment (Jandt, 18). It has the power to make people believe in the impossible and inspires people to follow their dreams. Recently, a new bill has been introduced to Congress to “establish magic as a rare and valuable art form and national treasure” (Magic is Art). This bill would allow the art of magic to be preserved and protected for generations to come. With a world captivated by magic, in television shows, movies and live theater, the art has made a profound impact on all of our lives. The feeling of amazement and wonder we experience when seeing magic performed is why the art is universally understood, accepted and admired. We must work towards protecting the art of magic so that the feelings of wonder, mystery and joy that magic brings us continue to live on, inspiring children and adults alike for generations to come. …show more content…
The bill was proposed to Sessions by Eric Hogue, mayor of Wylie, Texas. Hogue used to perform as a clown from the age of 15 through his college years and is now a proud member of several Dallas Magic Clubs. The Texas mayor introduced the resolution to illusionist David Copperfield backstage at his Las Vegas show. Copperfield told Hogue he was interested in the legislation and Hogue, Sessions and Copperfield began drafting the proposal (Nelson). House Resolution 642 is a bill that would “recognize magic as a rare and valuable art form and national treasure” thus protecting and promoting magic with the same respect as art, film, dance or any other art form (United States; Magic is

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