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Many shows include violence as a key factor to interest public viewers However people may think television violence is one of the many causes for everyday violence Dr Littner has slightly disagreed with this theory and explained his reasoning Dr Littner believes that television does not create the desire for violence but supports the existing desire that cannot be taken away Personally I agree with Dr Littners opinion because his reasoning is rational and logical If a mature teen were following a television program that included rape it would be very unlikely for himher to go out and rape a person On the contrary if an emotionally disturbed teenager were following the same program the chances would be more likely for himher to rape a person The maturity of the viewer the way in which the violence is shown and the age of the viewer are all factors that affect violence caused by television If the viewer is very emotionally disturbed then the more likely for the viewer to have difficulty controlling hisher disturbed emotions It may also be unsafe if the violence is presented unrealistically and is purposely shown to attract an audience A mature adult may be angered and insulted by inappropriate displays of violence A normal adolescent may not know how to handle violence and as a result may be attracted to the violenceThe television show Beavis and Butthead which is an animated show with two boys playing practical jokes for fun shows the significance of the age of the viewer The jokes consist of dangerous results if taken literally For example a few years ago the show had the two animated characters light a curtain on fire About two weeks later the news announced that a young boy had lit his curtains on fire which led to an explosion It was said by the news that the show Beavis and Butthead had caused the young boy to do so This example
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