Television's Affect on the Viewers

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“I find myself sympathizing with him: when he is depressed, I pity him; when he is wronged, I feel anger toward those who have betrayed him; and when he is successful, I share in his happiness”(Harold, 296). Tony Soprano is a bad man. He kills people, orders others to kill people, and threatens people on a daily basis; yet somehow we still like him and feel like we can relate to him. While watching a show like The Sopranos, sometimes we question ourselves, is there anything morally wrong with caring about Tony Soprano when we know he is a bad person? When watching these types of shows it is important to think about whether or not it is morally corrupting the viewers. TV shows like these affect audience members in a way that could be dangerous and manipulative. Many television shows negatively affect viewers emotions on a deeper level and can cause audiences to identify with immoral characters because of the stimulation of more advanced feelings seen on screen. In The Sopranos, we can’t help but like mob member, Tony Soprano. The Sopranos makes you feel like you can relate to a ...
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