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Fourth Essay Quite a few people jokingly say that they have a friend or familyrelative who is addicted to television What they may not realize is it may in fact be true InMarie Winns essay TV Addiction she first defines what she believes an addict to bethen she compares an addict to someone who watches Television all day Winn writes heressay in a very simplistic manner and focuses on the destructiveness of an addiction Thenshe compares it to the destructiveness of television First she discusses how the term addiction is commonly used out ofcontext You will always hear people state that theyre addicted to Pepsi or mystery novels but are they really addicted What these people actually mean to say is that they enjoyreading mystery novels more than most other forms of passing time The same is true forPepsi They are not actually addicted to it they just enjoy it more than most otherbeverages Marie Winn then poses a question Do you think television falls into the fake addiction category theaddiction that is used out of context or is it a real addiction She does it in this way sothat when she states her argument you have already begun to think of an answer andyour mind is accepting or rejecting her statements Since all of her statements support andcollaborate each other it is very easy to be pulled into her train of thought Marie Winn then goes on to say that television addict who knowthey are addicts tell themselves to do other things They plan to do this or that but insteadof doing something they sit in front of the television To these kind of people watchingtelevision is an escape from reality When you are watching
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