Effects of the Intense Graphic Depictions of Violence on Adults Now as Compared to Adults in the 1930s.

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Effects of the intense graphic depictions of violence on Adults now as compared to adults in the 1930s. Media representations of violence get more and more violent as the decades go on. As these violent depictions increase and grow more intense, do you think that we should still be as concerned about their effects on adult populations as observers were in the 1930s? Why or why not? When discussing this topic you should make careful references to different types of Audience theory as appropriate. Over the years, the representation of violence in the media has become increasingly intense and more graphic. This has led to several enquires about the impacts of these portrayals of violence in the media. There have also been questions if the adult audience of the media today should be as concerned as the adults in the 1930s were. Media is the plural of medium which is a means of communication, that is, a channel through which people send and receive information. Therefore, mass media refers to channels of communication that involve the transmission of information to a large number of people which include; Television, radio, newspaper and in more recent times the internet. (Sociology central. 2011). The World Health Organization defines violence as: “The intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, mal-development or deprivation.” (Krug et al. 2002). Media violence is therefore the portrayal and depiction of violence through the media. This essay will argue that the adults today should still be concerned about the portrayals of violence in the media but not as much as the adults in the 1930s were. It will argue this motion by showing how the depictions of violence in the media have
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