Springer vs. Winfrey In the world of entertainment, TV talk shows have undoubtedly flooded every inch of space on daytime television. Many of us have seen and heard the often recycled topics found on such veteran shows as Geraldo and Sally Jesse Raphael. Anyone who watches talk shows on a regular basis knows that each one varies in style and format. One might enjoy watching the sometimes trashy subject matter found on Jenny Jones, while someone else might prefer the more serious and light-hearted feel of the Maury Povich show. But no two shows are more profoundly opposite in the content, while at the same time standing out above the rest, than the Jerry Springer and Oprah Winfrey shows.
In literature, “Are These Actual Miles?” shows a man pimping out his wife and rationalizing his alcoholic abuse by questioning her character; additionally, 50 Shades of Grey shows the sexually abusive relationship between Ana and Christian as Christian ignores the basic ground rules of BDSM. Finally, in the music industry The Crystals compares a man’s abuse to a sweet kiss and within modern times Eminem and Rihanna are a prime example of romanticized abuse as they sing about a violent relationship. Although these media examples can be contused as misinterpreted, rather they were meant to be ironic or as a light hearted joke.
The inadequacy of the government has altered many of the characters’ interpretations of morality. Despite the many despicable actions and crimes “The Yacoubian Building” depicts, its narrator almost never explicitly judges the novel’s characters. Instead, Al Aswany goes to great length to demonstrate how these characters are all victims of their cruel society. As such, Busayna comes to consent her employer's groping in the backroom because she has a family to support; Abduh’s moral hatred to homosexuality, yet he surrender to Hatim seduction in order to escape poverty. Souad pretends to appreciate sex with her elderly husband Hagg Azzam because he provides for her son from another marriage; Taha’s failure to become a policeman because he is the son of a doorman has ultimately leads him to Islamic extremism and violence.
I bet you wouldn’t last a minute…” Those two can go at it forever. “And where were you two at the other day?” Tia questioned me as I sat down. Her eyes were wide; glistening with interest. A smirk spread across her face. “We got lost, ended up being an hour late to the haunted house, I watched him scream, ... ... middle of paper ... ...ould take Tre’s advice and go seek professional help.” “Girls have dated men way worse than him, yet you’re saying you need professional help?” “Only insane people can like other insane people.” “Is liking him really that bad?” she laughed, stopping at a traffic light.
Reality television is a very popular form of entertainment these days. Something about watching seemingly normal people make friends, make enemies, and fight on television really pulls the average American in. However, this could actually be very terrible. Researchers say that watching these reality television shows could actually be teaching people to overreact in reaction to normal, everyday occurrences. In fact, if this love of reality television keeps up, the nation may be facing a huge problem: people will actually start to believe that overreacting is the norm.
Although I believe many of the reality shows being aired today are pointless and kind of annoying I do think there are some that are worth watching every now and then such as the ones that have topics your interested in like cooking , music and health. I also think it is pretty interesting to learn about the making of reality TV shows and the lives of those involved in them. Overall, I believe learning about this topic gives you a bit of insight on America’s entertainment culture and even a little bit about how some types of television work. I think it is important to learn about what is popular in the world today.
Another example is the depiction of an older man showing a young boy pornographic images and he may appear normal but is actually sick because he is a homosexual (Stonewall Uprising, 11:14) the predator hunting the young, impressionable boys who could be turned gay. In an auditorium full of children Detective John Sorenson says that some people in this auditorium will become homosexual in the future and may some girl will turn lesbian (Stonewall Uprising, 14:08). The government was scared of their young people having a loss of agency and will become completely enthralled by homosexual people and culture. Following these men and women would bring them into a whole new world America in the 1960 created a new disease for the public to be fearful of and it worked. Homosexual men, and women were in danger of
The old husband, John, tyrannizes his wife day after day with his over-protective personality,while she is unfaithful to him by making love and flirting with other men. Trickery is a key part in The Miller’s Tale, and found in the infernal state: “deception and disguise, characterizing marks of comedy, are used in infernal society for the purpose of gaining advantage, usually to the harm of others” (12).
“The dark humor of the opening scene at the crematorium is played out like conventional sex-farce with the complaisant husband contending with the presence of at least three of his dead wife’s lovers. For this reason he has ruled out a memorial service” (Ingersoll, 126-127). Clive and Vernon also hated the fact the vibrant Molly went into a declining mental state until she died. Both of them wished they would have helped her by assisted suicide. In her book Ian McEwan, Lynn Wells explains that, “…characters engaged in tightly formed relationships that lead to intense dramatic action and climatic endings.” As the story continues, Clive and Vernon try to further their careers or try to make themselves look better by doing questionable things.
I personally, think The Sopranos was in fact, the best television show in the history of television. I clearly saw all the intertwining plot lines, the moral predicaments, the questions of faith, the clear view of the new age gone wrong; but this in no way helped me figure out how to balance all my bills and spending money, well unless I wanted to take a bat to somebody’s knee caps. Dana Stevens implies in her article that Johnson’s depiction of smart television is that of past television shows, probably groundbreaking at the time of their release. She also puts it, so bluntly, that his eagerness to prove that ... ... middle of paper ... ...ent, eyes wide in amazement. When there’s an action commercial on, he also watches, eyes wide in amazement.