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Television Presents Religious People As Out of Touch With the Modern World.

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TELEVISION PRESENTS RELIGIOUS PEOPLE AS OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE MODERN WORLD GURDEEP SIAN In this essay I will be discussing how television presents people as out of touch and in touch in the modern world. Television may present people as out of touch by showing how they dress, what their hair style is like, their old age, ideas, and what technology they use in everyday life. First I will be discussing how television presents people as out of touch in the modern world. An example is in the BBC 1 soap 'Eastenders'. In this soap there is a character called Dorothy Cotton (Dot), who is presented as out of touch. The soap does this by presenting Dot as a person who always does things by the bible. ...read more.

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Ned is also too gullible, and when his neighbour Homer Simpson tries to irritate Ned, Ned just replies to him in a forgiving pleasant way. In the television series 'Father Ted' there are three priests who are physically of touch as they are on a small island just off Northern Ireland called Craggy Ireland. The three priests are Father Ted, Father Dougal, and Father Jack. The three of them are not into any modern day music. The three characters are never seen with any modern day technology. Another television character who is presented as out of touch with the modern world is a character called Harold Bishop who plays a part in the BBC 1 soap 'Neighbours'. Harold is a polite person who is fairly religious and he is someone who only believes in what's right. ...read more.

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In this comedy the main character is a vicar who would clearly be the most religious person on the show. The vicar is not however presented as out of touch in the modern world. The female vicar played by Dawn French is the most ordinary character on the show. The vicar is into modern music. Another television character who is presented as in touch in the modern world is Marge Simpson in the animated programme 'The Simpsons'. Marge is a character who takes her religion seriously but at the same time is into daily soaps. She's not all as innocent as she gets arrested in an episode for shoplifting. I think that television does present religious people as out of touch in the modern world. I think this because the majority of religious television characters are presented as out of touch in the modern world compared to those who are presented as in touch. ...read more.

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