Violence in the Media Essay
America has become the most violent nation in the industrialized world. The many violent images seen in movies and on television on a daily basis, though not the only cause, are a strong contributing factor.
There are those that feel the point-of-view from which the audience views the violence varies directly with the way the scene affects them. A film's perspective determines the audience's reaction. In "slasher" films, for example, the point of view shifts between the attacker and the victim. So the audience feels the terror of the victim and the lust of the victimizer. If the viewer shares the experience with the victim they feel helplessness, fear, and also the rage that comes with being attacked. However, …show more content…
Although it's not likely for people to be lured into a life of violence by seeing a body on TV or a barroom fight, the context of the violence is important. When violence seems justified it is more likely to be imitated, and look at how much of the violence we see on television seems