How Does The Simpsons Affect Society

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In comparison, Simpson’s family is even closer to the real American dream: a relatively satisfying family; both husband and wife have to work together to maintain a relatively stable marriage; they have three children and a disappointing society. The Simpsons maintain a middle-class income, they are content with a present situation. Instead of the media creates the perfect American dream. The Simpsons more clearly tell the same working-class audience that they are helping to build a normal standard towards the real socio-economic condition of society. The Simpsons has become a symbol of American life that depicts blue-collar American social reality. Also, as an animated sitcom, The Simpsons not only attracts the young people to the front of the TV, but most importantly, it uses ironic attitude towards American life and…show more content…
The place where the Simpsons living is Springfield. Springfield can be said is a mirror of the real American society. Basically, whatever the characters, institutions or the phenomena The Simpsons contains, all can be found the counterparts in the reality. For example, The Simpsons satirizes the time Americans spend on watching television. In just one generation's time, watching television became a major activity in people’s spare time. The time spend on watching television is overwhelmingly exceeds any other human activities, like take care of children, socializing or outdoor activities, etc. The Simpsons often teases Americans love television. For example, when Bart and Homer asked Maggie what is her favorite, she immediately went to hold the TV; another scene is Homer tends to become fidget because he will spend a winter without television and beer. This is no exaggeration to depict real situation in current society. “Television viewing time in America has not fallen off over years, and that in its present state television may be reaching close to its maximum audience” (Robinson, 2001,
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