BEHIND THE SCREEN: Essay

English_Master May 2, 2016 No Comments
BEHIND THE SCREEN One of the most important forms of entertainment and communication, Television, has also proved to be one of the worst inventions of modern times. All too often, television is harmful because of the shows it broadcasts, the effect it has on people, and the way it is used in homes. Most Television broadcasters broadcast a variety of pro­grams 24 hours a day, giving the viewers a 24 hour service, that some can’t resist. Programs that promote violence and murder teach people the techniques of killing, rapping, kid­napping, and stealing. You name it and they teach it. Censor­ship has been a major issue for the past few years but some­how people always find a way around it. Even cartoons, which we think are safe for children, in reality aren’t! Tom and Jerry, for example, includes more violence than most movies. Yes we don’t see blood but the violence still exists in a different form. Take a flattened cat, a “broken” mouse, a ran over dog or even a blown up coyote, these aren’t particularly very nice scenes for children, although they find them funny. Reality is that this humor might lead them to try everything they see on T. V and if that happens then who knows?...
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