Edward’s actions positioned the audience to worry about him because of how easy Edward was manipulated by others to be accepted in a community. The balance of themes that was created throughout Edward Scissorhands by Tim Burton was used to make the film more relatable to teenagers. This then exemplified how teenagers react to certain situations during this period of life. Edward experienced many of these different circumstances. He is shown to be conformed through peer pressure, and the gender stereotypes of his elder peers.
For example, Grossman states “the aggression taught by Hollywood’s new role models is unrestrained by any obedience to law” (Grossman 324). A lot of people tend to look at celebrities to be their role models. He believes that if one is exposed to this aggression and happens to view their role models lash out, then seeing this type of violence would want to make them be violent. Grossman and Malec both agree upon the concept of role models in the media playing a role in a youths’ life, yet they have different ways in showing how role models actually effect the youth. This is also what Malec agrees with but his view on role models is different.
We are saturated with messages propagated by mass media. Through this, it has the ability to be especially harmful when comparing gender, race and/or class on the grounds that it constructs negative perceptions of those involved. Furthermore, reinforcing them on a daily basis albeit through cinema or advertising. It offers the public a way to frame what subcultures do and proves to be notoriously problematic because they often lack the state of being precise. Media is still vital because it can be used to socialize and on the other hand to make decisions and formulates opinions: it builds up the notoriety of vices.
Reality stars ' affects daily conversations, fashion, make up style, body type, attitude, even the speaking accent of teens. This tremendous influence can and is used to change the way of talking, walking, thinking… of an entire generation. Furthermore; reality culture is creating norms of attitude, beauty standards, and a platform to be included for both female and male teenagers. Firstly; the attitude of reality stars such as; bullying, swearing, and fighting has negative impacts on the audience. Especially if the audience is under-aged.
Youth culture can pertain to interests in styles, music, clothes and sports. It also pertains to behaviours, beliefs, and vocabulary; this refers to the ways that teenagers conduct their lives. The concept behind youth culture is that adolescents are a subculture with norms, morals, behaviours and values that differ from the main culture of older generations within society. For instance, young men and women, teenagers in this case, are mostly represented as unpredictable and not easy to understand. In the film, Mean Girls directed by Mark Waters (2004), adolescents are represented as bullies, who use manipulation to achieve what they want and are two-faced with the people around them; they are constantly stereotyped as a high social group like the plastics and a low social group like the mathletes; also they are presented as young people that fall under peer pressure, and are overly concerned about their appearance and about being socially accepted.
Using Satire to Convict Social Media Social media has inspired a stronger set of issues in the lives of the current youth, according to Shannon Purtle in “Why Social Media Should Be Left Alone”, specifically issues dealing with authenticity. In a time when social media is on the rise, Purtle addresses the lacking of real connections and endangerments surrounding magnified typical teenage issues caused by those programs within the lives of young Americans. As a teenager, or young adult, there is an immense amount of exposure to assimilation from one self-conscious teen to the next unsure teen. Through using satirical strategies such as an ironic tone, ridiculous and contradicting rhetoric, ironic questions and analogies to common phrases, Purtle
The movie Ten Things I Hate About You shows youth in a more stereotypical way because the movie constantly shows scenes where teens are either partying, making out or doing other rebellious things. This kind of behaviour in movies are why teenagers in our society are stereotyped
I suggest that the media institutions and firms, particularly marketers and advertisers, should consider business Ethics in the media, ethical aspects of the use of women and sexuality as a marketing instrument, and they may test how sexual and violent contents affects and influence viewers’ attitudes towards the media institutions. To conclude unethical media is huge problem that has many effects on both individuals and society, especially children. moreover it increased now by the appearance of the new technology and the internet. Many media institutions are violating the major ethical rules by using sexuality and violence. Given the fact that the media institutions use sexuality and violence as a marketing instrument in order to attract more viewers or consumers, it means that the media companies are trying to market themselves or their products at the expense of ignoring business ethics.
Introduction: American kids and teenager have always struggled with accepting or respecting themselves. Other people are making those who are struggling to have a hard time with themselves. The entertainment industry has a responsibility to implement diverse characters in their programming for kids and teenagers that don’t perpetuate wrong stereotypes. This fits the purpose to help develop good character on children and teenagers. Some kids and teenagers don’t actually see the outcomes in society because they are mostly influenced by their friends or parents who think very stereotypically of the world.
(Yeh. A , 2012) It acts as powerful agents of socialization by transmitting society’s cultural heritage and its basic system of norms and values. The message are primarily about reinforcing shared ideals such as justice, individualism, democracy and respect for the law. Media function as social control agents by gathering information, the media engage in surveillance of the social environment. Mass media affect our daily life more than any other cultural institution.