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Excerpt - many among us like to blame violence and immorality in the media for a "decline in morals" in society. Yet these people seem to have lost tough with login. Any objective examination shows that our society is far less violent or exploitative than virtually any society in the past. Early humans murdered and enslaved each other with astonishing regularity, without the help of gangsta rap of Jerry Bruckheimer films.

Assingment: Do violence and immorality in the media make our society more dangerous and immoral? Write an essay in which you answer this question and discuss your point of view on the issue. Support your position logically with examples from literature, the arts, history, politics, science and technology, current events, or your experience or observation.

Immortality and violence in the media seem to get worse and worse every year. New video games are made where you get points for running people over, R rated movies are increasingly popular and the number of movies rated R compared to other rating is increasing quickly. Many people believe that this has led to an increase in violence and immorality in our society. I think that while the media may contribute to gang, violence, and vandalism problems, the media is a relatively small contributor to these problems.

There is a game out called "Grand Theft Auto". The entire point of this game is to steal, kill, and become rich without having to work for it. Although I think this game is completely ridiculous, I don't think that everyone, the majority, or even .5% of the kids that play this game commit crimes because the play it. Almost everyone that has played this game knew before they played it that you could stead al are, or that if you ran someone over they would die. Therefore this game didn't introduce those ideas to them. And, in my opinion, didn't encourage them to go run someone over.

My opinion on the media encouraging violence and immorality is about the same. Watching a movie about gangsters doesn't mean that that person is going to become a gangster. Seeing someone plant a bomb doesnโ€™t mean that that person is going to be a terrorist. And seeing people have sex doesn't mean that that person is going to be a rapist.

Violence and immorality in one way have been on the rise in America for centuries. In another way, at one time 1/5 of the people in the U.S. were slaves. I don't think that we can do much to get back to that level. And I can guarentee you that neither TV shows nor video games contributed to that. So yes, the media may be a small problem, but it isn't what is making our society more dangerous and immoral.

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