Please give me suggestions on how to improve this essay on violence in television. Violence in many Televisions shows is intended to humour the audience but realistic consequences of violence are not revealed. This fact is another misleading representation the media sends out to children; violence is funny. This is apparent in the episode of The Simpsons, Cape Feare, where Lisa laughs tremendously when a laser beam slices Scratchy to pieces. The fact that violence is humorous is also portrayed in the scene where Homer find humour in the threatening letter meant for Bart. Such scenes lead children to conclude that violence is not objectionably and it is acceptable to threat or harm others even as a joke. Also, in some cases, watching violence for entertaining means builds a desire to watch even more. Many Television channels advocate violence on a daily basis and sends misrepresentative messages and concepts about the world revolving around everyone. A message that is portrayed through media is that violence is everywhere. This can be witnessed in The Simpsons where Bart continues to feel insecure as his communications with people reveal to be threatening to him. This idea is also illustrated in the scene where Bart receives a threatening letter at his home saying, “I’m going to kill you”. Such views create a ‘mean world syndrome’ where children begin to believe that the world is more dangerous than it actually is. It has a victim effect on them where it increases their anxiety and introduces a culture of cruelty.
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