Violence in The Media Promote Violent in Society – IELTS Writing Task 2
Violence in the media promotes violence in society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Opinion Essay (Agree/Disagree)
Sentences 1, 2 & 3: Introduce the topic.
Sentence 4 – I agree with the notion of the essay.
Paragraph 1 – Superhero movies and the image of ‘manly’ personality is characterized by the ability to perform violent acts.
Paragraph 2 – Crime shows inspire people and fake news may lead to riots.
Summarize and state the final opinion.
From the last few decades, media has become part and parcel of our life, irrespective of age, gender or profession of a person. Different genres of programs, like comedy, romance, fantasy, animation have attracted audiences worldwide. But the genre that has enticed the maximum number of people is action which stimulates them to undertake certain wild activities. So, I think media does promote violence, and in this essay, I will further discuss my viewpoint.
Most of us like superhero movies like Avengers, Batman, Justice League, to name a few. Young children and sometimes, adults love to copy the frenzy shown in the action scenes of such movies. As a result, without supervision, they get hurt or incapacitate others in the process. For example, when a person riding a bike at high speed hits another person walking on the pavement, he may get hurt. But the person he hits may die or become a cripple for life. Secondly, the image of a ‘manly’ personality is created by the ability to fight others and defeat enemies, not paying heed to the injuries they may suffer. Young minds take up these images and make it their passion and they are diverted from the correct path.
Crime shows or popular movies based on robbery, bank loots, murders, like Money Heist, Dhoom, Catch me if you can, etc, inspire people to initiate such actions. They either imitate those crimes in the same manner or take clues of how to grab the attention of the public and rise to instant fame. Sometimes, people are led astray by the violent, partial news shared on social media. They shape the young minds in such a way that they become passionate for a wrong cause and give in to terrorism. Moreover, fake news may lead to communal riots, which disturb the balance of society.
However, the history of human civilization shows that violence has been an integral part of our society way before the advent of media. The havoc caused by wars, both internal and global, raids by invaders, and atrocities like the Holocaust by Adolf Hitler during the Second World War are few examples of how violent humans can be, even without the aid of media.
Thus, to conclude, I would like to point out the fact that although humans might be violent by nature, the projection of violence in the media in various forms definitely has aggravated the rate of violent crimes in society. So, we should be aware of the type of programs to watch and keep ourselves in a positive mindset so that we are not affected by the violent scenes on media.
- Part and parcel
Meaning: an essential or integral component
Eg: Walking his dog to the park and meeting his friend has become part and parcel of his life now.
- Entice (past tense – enticed)
Meaning: to attract someone to a particular place or activity by offering something pleasant or advantageous
Eg: The kidnapper decided to entice the child with chocolates.
Meaning: uncontrolled and excited behaviour or emotion that is sometimes violent
Eg: Shiva started to dance in a frenzy when he learnt that his wife had passed away.
Meaning: the activity of managing a department, project, etc. and of making sure that things are done correctly and according to the rules
Eg: The exam was conducted under the supervision of three teachers.
Meaning: to make someone unable to work or do things normally, or unable to do what they intended to do
Eg: The unfortunate event killed his wife and incapacitated him for life.
- Led astray
Meaning: away from the correct path or correct way of doing something
Eg: Youth is being led astray by their addiction to wrong activities.
Meaning: of or relating to a part rather than the whole
Eg: “Today we can see a partial moon in the sky.”
Meaning: confusion and lack of order, especially causing damage or trouble
Eg: The tornado created havoc in and around the village.
Meaning: an extremely cruel, violent, or shocking act
Eg: The group of criminals was hanged to death for the atrocities they have committed.
- Aggravate (past tense – aggravated)
Meaning: to make worse, more serious, or more severe
Eg: Her infection was aggravated by the usage of the wrong medicine.
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