Antigone Jenny Peterson

Antigone Jenny Peterson

In our society today, movies and television
shows are being broadcast all over the world to many genders, races, and
ages. Some of these shows involve many violent topics and situations. For
example, the news qualifies as a violent shows because three fourths of
every broadcast involves a violent situation. The next generation of adults
is exposed to this violence everyday, thinking itís cool or acceptable.

I think that if teenagers witness the violent actions in person they would
react differently than seeing them on TV.

The violent scenes in Antigone are much
like crimes that occur everyday. For example, a gang related crime can
be compared to one of the many deaths in Antigone. The public views these
crimes as normal. Most often violence in the news is ignored or called
normal. If more people witnessed violence then maybe more actions would
be taken to stop it from happening. I think the violence told in Antigone
was very low-key compared to the things we see today on the news.

Today, our society likes to take time off
to relax and watch a movie. Do you think itís relaxing to watch people
die and constantly be injured? Well most of the movies out today are violent.

Even thought here are strict rating rules put on these movies, children
are still seeing them. For example, The Power Rangers Movie. In this movie,
five teenagers take on the roles of fighters. When kids view this PG rated
movie they see how cool it is to kill other creatures and human beings.

About three weeks after this movie was released in Chicago, two kids were
playing power rangers; they decided to take the game a step further by
involving pencils used as swords. This game ended with one of the two kids
with serious incisions from the pencil. This situation could have easily
been avoided if some of these movies were not so violently oriented.

To summarize, if the world was more peaceful,
life would be easier to live and watch happen. Violence should be avoided
at any cost because if it is stopped now life will become happier. Antigone
relates to our lives now but not so much that it can influence people to
do things that are not right. We have control over what we do; so why is
all this violence happening?