Topic: How should i start my essay about myself for kids
July 23, 2019 / By Katelynn Question:
I'm an amateur at essays but I think this is one of my better works. Oh..and where should I put the restating thesis..The sentence after doesn't make sense unless I put it after the restating thesis sentence. And this is a response essay to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury! THX!
Life Controlled by Media
Have you ever been so caught up with the latest news on TV and never had time to care about others? Guy Montag’s society isn’t just about one person focused on media. It’s the whole world. And they are about to experience fatal consequences for believing everything they are told. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury presents a world where life controlled by the media results in false knowledge and mindless existence.
In Montag’s society, life is controlled by the media. For example, Millie, Montag’s wife, has conversations with the “family” on TV, when she says, “‘I think that’s fine!’And then they go on with the play until he says, ‘Do you agree to that, Helen?’ and I say, ‘I sure do!’ Isn’t that fun, Guy (Bradbury 20)?” This shows that Millie doesn’t have anything better to do and spends all of her time watching TV and having conversations with the “family”. This is because the citizens are scared of what might happen to them after they banned books and took everyone who was associated with books to jail, so they obey the government to not anger them. Furthermore, Clarisse explains to Montag how school isn’t interesting anymore because all they do is watch “an hour of TV class, an hour of basketball or baseball or running, another hour of transcription history or painting pictures, and more sports (Bradbury 29).” This shows that the government is thinking ahead in education and teaching the students to become mindless people who need others to tell them what to do. This is because the government doesn’t want kids to think and start a rebellion when they figure out that what they are doing is wrong and immoral. People shouldn’t believe what peers around them say.
The media uses their control on information to spread false knowledge. For example, when Mrs. Phelps, a friend of Mille, said, “He’ll be back next week. The Army said so. Quick war. Forty-eight hours, they said and everyone home. That’s what the Army said. Quick war (Bradbury 94).” This is shows that the government doesn’t want everyone panicking about the war, so they use their power to exaggerate the truth. This is because if telling the citizens the truth makes everyone realize the real truth then they would be scared and run off telling others, making everyone’s fear come true. Furthermore, when Montag got away safely and met Granger, a professor who has also been chased out for reading, he was told by Granger as they watched TV, “They’re faking. You threw them off at the river. They can’t admit it. They know they can hold off their audience for so long. Watch. They’ll catch Montag in the next 5 minutes (Bradbury 148).” This shows that the media can’t live on the truth and must make up lies to interest the watchers. The media would do anything to hide the truth from others by manipulating the information and twisting it to their liking.
The society’s dependence on the media’s control leads to mindless existence. For example, Mrs. Bowles votes for president based on his looks and says, “I voted last election, same as everyone, and I laid it on the line for President Noble. I think he’s one of the nicest-looking men ever became president (Bradbury 96).” This shows that citizens didn’t really care how the next president would change the country; they just had to look good and know his information. This is because they don’t know how to think and need others to think and decide what to do for them, so the people don’t make mistakes. The government purposely put a good looking guy who would obviously win, against a short and chubby man who looks like he could lose a few pounds. Moreover, while people were watching TV, the reporters announced, “Police suggest entire population of in the Elm Terrace area do as follows: Everyone in every house in every street open a front or rear door or look from the windows. The fugitive cannot escape if everyone in the next minute looks from his house. Ready (Bradbury 138)!” This shows a careless civilization that requires an electronic device to tell them what to do and cannot judge what is right and wrong. This is because the general public is accustomed with the fact that the TV is always right, they don’t even try to question why they should be looking for a man who concealed books in his house for the sake of the future mankind. If this society can’t understand the concept that books and reading are good, why haven’t they questioned why the people, who have books, have them in the first place? Believing in the media all the time will only hurt the ones around you and the ones you love.
As a result, trusting the media with the right information every time, isn’t morally right or wrong. But as
Helah | 1 day ago
Number one rule of writing (essays and articles) Don't make your thesis statement or opener a question - It should be grabbing and, well, a STATEMENT. A tip from me to you is: Starting out with a question sounds amateur and it over done.
Hope this helps!! Good luck!
I have always adored to learn. But I'd be lying if I said I didn't also enjoy TV. Throughout the day it is generally a e book.
Television set is produced to the lowest common denominator - i.e., the common IQ of everyone, whereas a written publication is written to the highest common denominator
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always put your
'restating thesis" in the last paragraph of you essay.you always want to give your audience/readers something to remember,its like a first imppression bering last.