Television has become an extremely powerful influence over society and families since it’s introduction. Although this powerful influence that television has shown may not all be great. In the essay “Television: The Plug-In Drug,” a stance is taken by Marie Winn dictating that because of television, there is an ever growing problem with degenerating social skills individuals influenced by television (438-46). Even though Winn fails to consider that not every single individual influenced by television will be lead to degenerated social skills she does effectively displays her argument showing real-life anecdotes and studies to show the short-term and long-term effects of watching television. Even though Winn fails to consider that not every
A Summary of “Television: The Plug-In Drug” by Marie Winn
The family time that experts once believed the television would facilitate has backfired. It has been replaced with an everyday military regiment. Wake up, go to school, watch television, and go to bed. Parents have allowed the television to become the primary source for their children’s home life experience. Although this medium allows for peace within the home, the family dynamic suffers. Winn references the conflicts that family’s had….
“The Plug-in Drug”, written by Marie Winn, consists of effects of watching television as a child, and pessimistic consequences followed by doing so. Marie asserts that watching television-even “good” programs-is harmful to children; she reasons her argument with a range of persuasive elements such as asking rhetorical questions, providing information suggested by reliable source, and accentuating the importance of engagement of the readers.
First of all, the author’s effective usage of rhetorical….
According to Marie Winn in “The Plug-In Drug”, television has many negative effects on our society today. In her essay she emphasis that television today is controlling the everyday aspect of life. She inference that television has ruined family rituals, the communication and it's seen as equivocal. She acknowledged that there is a problem with our society and the way that television influence us. Been said, I'm able to say that I agree with Winn on the subject of television having negative effects….
the next, and the next, and the next just to wonder what happened to your entire Saturday. Marie Winn’s article titled Television: The Plug-in Drug, has depicted the change in family dynamics when it comes to television being a literal cornerstone in the family household, and how relationships have metamorphosized from unity to singularity. I think that Winn’s target audience is anyone who own a television, which is most people. I think that Winn’s article shows a clear depiction of how families….
Learning to read and write is an essay written by Mr. Frederick Douglass. The essay is about a young boy in the age of the slaves. Mr. Frederick Douglass was a slave that had begun to be taught how to read by his mistress, his mistress was directed by her husband to stop teaching him how to read. At this point it was very difficult for his mistress to treat him like chattel, but with given time her tender heart became stone, even though she was the one who had started teaching Mr. Frederick….
become so addicted to television and other electronics that we would let them become one of the most important aspects of our lives? After reading the essay written by Marie Winn titled “The Plug-In Drug”, I believe that it might be true for a large majority of us. In this day and age, people become so addicted to their television, computer, or their video games that they neglect their other responsibilities or tend to forget about the more important things in life.
Television has taken control of….
AP English III: 4A
7 October 2014
Television: The Plug-In Drug Journal
“Television: The Plug In Drug” was written by Marie Winn, and she describes how family life has been affected by the television set. Her central argument is that the American family has been destroyed by the television, and that family unity has been diminished overtime by this cultural addiction. Winn uses many different sources to back up her claims, and some are extremely effective, while others do….
6 September 2014
In the essay “The Plug-In Drug: Television, Computers, and Family Life” writer and media critic Marie Winn implies that “television addiction” can be a serious addiction and just as destructive and addicting as drugs and alcohol.
The author explains how the word “addiction” is sometimes used in too often to or in a joking manner to describe hobbies such as gardening, reading books and eating too many cookies. Mary uses this quote….
passive act of watching television affect the developing children's relationship with the real world?” In the essay “Television: The plug in Drug,” by author Marie Winn, the author examines television’s impact on children. The author uses rhetorical devices such as causal analysis to support her argument on television non-effectiveness on society and cause and effect to illustrate and persuade the unaware attitude of parents towards television. This is an essay on how television affects children’s and….
The Plug-in Drug
Part 1 Bibliographical Information
Winn. “Televising: The Plug-in Drug.” The Mercury Reader. John Callahan. New York: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2009. 207-217. Print.
Part 2 Brief Summary
Marie Winn the author of “Televising: The Plug-in Drug”, is expressing the affects that television has on children. Television today is part of a family’s everyday life. The affects that television has on families are the change of family life and family rituals. The harms that television….