#1: Many people believe that television violence has a negative effect on society because it promotes violence. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your response.

Many people believe that television violence has a negative effect on society because it promotes violence. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your response.

 

Television can be considered as one of the most important inventions of the last century, which contributes to the break-neck changes happening to our society. It brings us a brand new approach to information, help disseminating knowledge and information. Along with the advantages that televisions have brought to human life since it first appeared in the 1950s of the 20th century, it also brought about a lot of troubles to our life. Many people believe that television violence has a negative effect on society because it promotes violence. To a certain extent, I have to agree with their arguments. There exist some truth in the argument that there is a link between the violence in the society and violent scene on TV screen.

For the last few year, along with the development of broadcasting industry, a lot of movie has been produced and broadcasted on the television. Thanks to the advent of television, we have a convenient way of education. Movies with good contents can easily convey almost every moral lesson to our audiences and make inroads into our audiences’ behavior. Nonetheless, this merit is also the disadvantage. The violent images of a film with bad content can be easily absorbed by the TV viewers, especially the teenagers. Young people are the ones who are likely to be affected by the violence they have seen on television. In many places around the world, there are many terribly violent actions which could be traced back to the violent scenes on the television. I suppose that all of us were still haunted by the massacre in Virginia University of Technology in 2007, caused by a Korean boy called Cho Seung-hun. 3 years has passed, however, the aftermath of this massacre is still embed in the minds of many people. There are many evidences showing the links between Cho’s actions with some films with a lot of violent scene. The above-mentioned story is not the only case of violence originating from the fierce scenes on television. For better profits, directors of many films can produce any kind of films to adapt to customers’ preference. There exists nothing like humanity in such films. The main characters may be the heroes, however, the ways they exercised the so-called morality are somehow bloody, and vicious. I often cannot help looking at the screen and often shift to other channels. Many young boys, however, seems to interested in such scenes. They think of becoming the heroes of the world by following what they have seen on TV. Day by day, behaviors become characters, the habits have the power to shape the personalities of people. What ensues next is not difficult to guess, which is the escalating crimes happening in the world.

 

6 thoughts on “#1: Many people believe that television violence has a negative effect on society because it promotes violence. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your response.

  1. i like all of your essays so much. They are all persuasive and scientific. How can you do that? I’m a student at a university now but studying English is a little hard for me, especially how to write a good essay. Could you give me some advice, plz?

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    1. i agree but there is always going to be a good reason to make it violent i dont think childern should be watching tv violece each has its own rate parents should pay attenction to that alot of problems can be sloved by the smallest things

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