Analysis Of The Article 'TV Without Guilt'

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TV without Guilt by David Finkel focuses on the Delmar family’s relationship with TV. What I enjoyed about this article is how the family kept an open-mindedness about television. For example, “I mean without TV, who would exist? Just these middle-class people I see every day. I wouldn’t know anything else that goes on” (83). This quote said by Bonnie Delmar, is one of the may statements that are said in the article about television. What I found interesting in this article was the differences of the family environment between the Delmar’s and my own. Finkel throughout the article noted not only the times and types of shows were watched, but also the type of food and their daily lives. In page 82, in the article, Finkel illustrates Bonnie giving soda and Rice Krispies to her kids while they watched cartoons. This description was something that I never did growing up, so when I read this part of the article I was surprised that this happened. The outer story of the first scene of the article is the home of the Delmar’s. Moreover, the opening scene begins with the master bedroom, as Bonnie Delmar is the first one …show more content…

The Delmar’s is an example of a family who watches more than average amount of television, and they feel happy or fine. “‘Don’t you love watching this?’ she asks during a commercial. ‘Can you tell me you’re not enjoying this? I love seeing how people live’” (82). To Bonnie, it is a distraction as well as a hobby. In addition, the central idea of the article is the how the family feels about TV, how it is something that is difficult to live without. To illustrate at the end of page 78, the end of the opening scene, Bonnie is having a conversation with Ashley, about how Ashley wants there to be a TV in Heaven. Though Ashley, it still a young, she already has a strong attachment to the

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