Argumentative Essay -Media Violence

738 Words Apr 22nd, 2013 3 Pages
“Does Violence on TV and films create a more violent Society? Discuss.”


‘Media Violence’- Where the latest cars go flying fifty meters into the air, with the driver falling out the window and into the next street , consequently someone is ‘accidently’ shot. In today’s culture and for the past fifty years many adolescents and other individuals have been and are being submissively subjected to this indoctrinating movement. With the simple switch of a television button it can all turn into a ‘picture perfect’ image of War, conflict, racial discrimination, murder, and many other violent scenes. All of these are portrayed for the sake of entertainment. For some, they are based on reality, an eye opener. But for others, they are a good
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The average child in the U.S watches 28 hours of TV weekly, seeing as many as 8,000 murders by the time he or she finishes elementary school at age 11, and worse, the killers are depicted as getting away with the murders 75% of the time while showing no remorse or accountability. Such TV violence socialization may make children immune to brutality and aggression, while others become fearful of living in such a dangerous society. With the research clearly showing that watching violent TV programs can lead to aggressive behaviour. Constant parental guidance is necessary as it is the responsibility of elders to properly guide them to what is right and what the real situation in life is about.

Although the media may have many negative side effects on today’s society, this also gives us a chance to look further into the constructive outcome of violence on television and film as it is a reflection of the society that created it and thus educates us about our human flaws projected in modern day civilization. Humans by nature are violent beings and the media shows that every day. The purpose that this stimulates is to create an awareness about the violence created by ‘mankind’ in today’s society and learn from others mistakes. Though many may not reflect on this purpose clearly enough as a sense of ‘fear’…

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