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Violence in the Media

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 12:17 AM
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As I sit down in front of my TV and start clicking through the channels it occurs to me that on every other station there is some form of violence portrayed.   I can’t help think that in our lives today we seem to revolve around violence.   Whether it is on TV, in our video games, at the movies and even at our schools.   It isn’t surprising that youths are becoming more aggressive these days since the idea of violence is getting hammered into their heads everyday through the different types of media in our society.

TV has become one of the most popular types of entertainment in the last couple of centuries and it without a doubt has been portraying violence the most out of all the types of media.   Every Saturday morning I wake up and I see these wonderful kids shows, like the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Batman, Spiderman, and V.R Troopers.   The thing that astounds me the most is that their sole purpose of the show is fighting.   Later that day I watch a Pay-Per-View event, which cost thirty-five dollars, and see two guys in a ring kicking the crap out of each other.   As we can clearly see TV without a doubt shows violence not only for adults but for children as well.

Video games are on a rise since they were first introduced and will overtake the role of TV and violence.   As I look at the shelves of games in the local Future Shop I see that they all share a common factor and it is violence.   There are many games out there where your character is in a ring and the goal of the game is to beat your opponent using violence.   For example: Tekken, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and Double Dragon.   There are other games that try and soften the violence a bit by throwing in a plot, also known as a strategy game.   In theses games you try to build either an army or civilization and you try and wipe out your opponent’s using weapons and machines of mass destruction. Finally we have the multiplayer games that are the worst by far because they reward you for...


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