Marie Winn's Tv the Pulg-in Drug Essay

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Composition I English 101.25 Spring 2012 Penny Davis Paragraph 1 January 30, 2012 3. Choose one or two sentences from Winn’s essay and explain why you agree or disagree with the ides(s). AGDAGDAGDAGDDDDAAAAAAGGGDDDATTENTIONGETTINGDEVICE. Marie Winn’s essay, Television: The Plug-In Drug, is misleading due to her negative opinion of television’s effect upon modern day American families. In ther essay, Winn describes television as a “decline of family life in America” and “damaging to family relationships”. Although she obtains strong supporting evidence within her work, I find pleasure in contradicting her opinion as she misinterprets the influence of television upon American families. In her essay she states her opinion of television’s influence upon modern day families. Winn questions her readers as she uses the statements, ”When do they talk about what they did that day? When do they make plans, exchange, views, share jokes, tell about their triumphs or little disasters? When do they get to be a real family?” referring to American modern day families (Winn). Television broadcasting has rapidly increased in popularity and is in serious demand within our economy. The invention of televised broadcasting has become an essential asset of American culture throughout recent years. Over the past sixty-five years, ninety-nine percent of U.S. households have obtained at least one television set within their home. Therefore, accepting TV as a part of American culture, television is rewarded ny occupying the label to be a building block to society’s definition of a ‘real family’. By reading the quote from her story, I interpret Winn’s definition of a `real` family to be in which one could classify as a stereotypical 1950’s American family, a family who gathers around the dinner table to discuss current events, or lifestyle decisions. Many families use television as a

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