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Judging from the shows that I have watched, films and television hardly ever portray people or situations in real life. They are almost all make-belief, often so ridiculous that they are laughable.

Ordinary film-shows almost always have to have heroes and villains. Everyone loves a hero like James Bond who seems to be able to get out of every sticky situation without a scratch. We see the heroes get knocked, punched, shot and otherwise abused. Then their wounds would heal so quickly and completely that by the end of the show, they are looking completely healthy or at worse with a symbolic bandage around their arm. This is definitely ridiculous. Just get knocked in the head once and an ordinary man will probably suffer the consequences for days afterwards, or perhaps permanently. But our heroes get knocked every week without any ill-effects.

The villains too are unrealistic. They are portrayed as completely bad. I have not me anyone in real life who is completely bad, nor have I met one who is completely good. In real life, each person has his or her bad points, and depending on the situation he or she my act accordingly. I know a man who would not give a cent to a beggar but would willingly spend a fortune on his children. How does one judge such a person ? To the beggar he maybe stingy, which is something considered bad. To his family, however, he will be considered a good father. So he is good or bad according tot he situation.

In films and television, in almost every case, the heroes triumph over the villains. If real life were to be as portrayed, by now there should be no villains left in the world, or very few of them. Consequently the world should be flooded with out-of-work heroes. That is hardly the case in the actual world. On the contrary, wars, crimes and the battle between heroes and villains seem to have increased, not lessened. If the Germans and Japanese of World War II have been defeated how is it that they are now major economic world powers ? We buy most of the best electronic products from the Japanese villains, do we not ?

 
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Films and television hardly ever portray people or situations in real life. They almost always have to have heroes and villains. The heroes get knocked, punched and shot but at the end of the show, they are healthy again. An ordinary man will probably suffer for days afterwards, or permanently. Villains too are unrealistic. They are portrayed as completely bad. No one is completely bad or completely good. It all depends on the situation. In almost every show, heroes triumph over the villains. If real life were like this, by now there should be no villains left. This is hardly the case in the actual world. (106 words)
     
ridiculous   stupid or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed
     
villains   a bad person who harms other people or breaks the law
     
stingy   unwilling to spend money
 
 

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