Television and Entertainment

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Entertainment Essay

Entertainment has provided society with an escape from reality, which at times may be very stressful and chaotic. The relaxation that entertainment provides is necessary for the overall well being of people. Peace and accord can be found through relaxation, and for many people this is achieved through entertainment. Some entertainment may be damaging to society because it is degrading, and lacks cultural enrichment. As a result, I qualify the assertion that entertainment has conquered reality. I agree in the sense that as the quality of entertainment has declined, so too has the richness of society. I disagree in the sense that entertainment provides society with a diversion from reality, which gives people a respite from the daily anxiety in peoples' lives. Entertainment, defined as movies, music, video games, television, and theater, has caused the demise of society in many respects such as increased violence, increased sex and increased profanity. Violence, especially juvenile violence, has dramatically increased over the past few decades and I believe that this is a result of violence in movies, music, video games, and television. Because children tend to repeat and reenact what they see, and if violence is presented to them on a regular basis as it is on television, then they will mimic these violent acts towards others. Violence in video games is even more dangerous because not only is violence presented to them visually, but it is also interactive, which provides children with an opportunity to take part in videogames through violent acts such as auto theft or murder. Violence has been expressed in music as well, especially in rap music. Rappers have been idolized because of their notoriety as a result of their violent backgrounds and lives. The infamous rapper, 50 Cent survived nine gun shot wounds and he is more respected because of his past. The music industry has become very competitive and sometimes this results in...
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