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04 Dec 2012, 08:42
Topic: How do movies or television influence people's behavior?Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.
Nowadays, television and movies play an important role in everyone’s life. They influence people’s behavior effectively in both way, positively and negatively. It depends on what we watch and how much we watch. They have some good influence on people’s behavior such as communicating people of different countries, learn us their culture and so on. However, they have some negative influence too, such as increasing the rate of violence, destroying communication among friends and family, increasing laziness of our minds. I feel that the negative effects are more than the positive effects.
To begin with, movies and television increase the rate of violence. Some psychic people have been inspired by watching movies and television, and kill the people. They do not realize the difference that killing someone in real life is permanent. The rate of these cases are increasing day by day. I would like to give an example to illustrate this. In USA, one psychic man came to the theater and killed many people with a gun. He tried to imitate his shelf as the bad character of the movie “The Dark Knight Raises”.
Furthermore, movies and television have destroyed communication among friends and family. People want to spend more time in watching movies and television rather than spending time with their families and friends. Nowadays, families sit and take a dinner together, but they, hardly, talk to each other. Moreover, movies and television also affect our minds. We watch movies and other television shows without thinking much. Children avoid spending time in out door activities which affects their physical health. It is necessary to do some out door activities and play games with their friends, but they avoid this activities and choose watching movies and television shows. Hence, they become isolated from their family members and friends.
Lastly, I agree that television and movies have good influence too. By watching news and other television shows, we learn different cultures of different people. We can know what is going on in different countries by sitting in front of television. Television entertains us a lot. Today’s stressful life, movies and television help us to reduce our stress by entertaining us. However, I think that the negative influences outweigh the positive influences.
To sum it up, I think that television and movies influence people’s behavior negatively such as increasing violence rate, destroying communication among family and friends, and affecting our physical health. It depends on us, what we watch and how much we watch.