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Reality Television Effects on Society Essay

  • Submitted by: itsgabee2
  • on October 7, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 379 words

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As people continue to encourage things that attract more viewers reality television will
continue to decline. I think that reality television has declined based on the fact that over time
they have gotten more violent and somehow more attractive to people. Most of these reality tv
shows would not exist if we didn’t watch them. As they show something else we promote it more
by viewing it more and more.

  However, reality television shows are not documentaries. People are not put into situations
simply to see how they react the situations are heavily contrived, they are altered in order to
make things interesting, and large amounts of footage are heavily edited into what the shows
producers think will result in the best entertainment value for viewers. Entertainment, of course
often comes from conflict so conflict will be created where none exists. It's all in what they
choose to show or not.

    Also, with these reality shows such as Big Brother and Survivor views are the main key. These
two shows both reflect the book called The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. In the book
viewers (capital) also choose who to send to the Hunger Games. The people who are in this
capital are the ones who influence this to continue on and on.

  These reality TV shows wouldn't be made if we didn't watch them, so why do we watch them?
Either we find them entertaining or we find them so shocking that we are simply unable to turn
away. I don’t think that it is such a good reason to watch such tv shows just for the purpose of
entertainment. As people are only watching it for that reason and not knowing what they are
doing promoting these shows to continue and get more people involved. As well as the viewers
that might want to participate in the shows and the members already on the show.

  This is why the people of the society are causing the world of reality television to decline. We
are causing reality tv to get worse and worse. They show...

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