Essay about Violent Movies And Television Shows

2085 Words Nov 30th, 2016 9 Pages
Like many other people, I can remember watching violent movies and television shows at a very early age. I watched everything from wrestling and the classics like “Scarface” and old episodes of “Gunsmoke” and “Bonanza” with my grandfather to the cut them up, bullets, blood and gore movies like “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Friday the 13th” with my cousins. I’ve been a big fan of them ever since. No one ever said anything about the violence we were exposed to mainly because at a very young age we were taught that there are consequences for the actions we take and just because we saw something on television didn’t make it okay to try it ourselves. I wasn’t a violent child nor were any of my relatives who watched the same shows. As a matter of fact, I was shy and kept to myself until I grew into a young adult. I didn’t fight much and when I did it was not because of something I had seen on television. Sometime during my early teenage years, we got a Nintendo gaming system and along with it a few games that one would consider violent. Our parents ensured we understood that what they told us about television also applied to the video games, “This stuff isn’t real. So, don’t go out trying to do any of the things you see or play!”
I’ve grown into an adult that often frowns at the parents who blamed violent media, movies and video games for children becoming violent themselves. They feel that the entertainment business is morally wrong for creating these products and they…

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