本文是一篇Essay代写范文，题目为艾伦·德杰尼勒斯反思现实的结果（The result of Ellen DeGeneres'reflection on reality）。文章讲述电视节目始终被视为普通百姓生活的重要组成部分，也是社会文化的必要组成部分。然而，各种电视节目是否反映了现实，引起了公众的热议。如果这样做的话，它们在多大程度上反映了人们的生活，文明的发展仍然模糊不清。
The result of Ellen DeGeneres'reflection on reality
Television shows are always considered as a major part of the lives of ordinary people,as well as an necessary component of a society’s culture.However,whether various television shows reflect reality or not stimulates a hot debate among public.And if they do,to what extent they have reflected people’s lives and the development of the civilization is still in a blur.Here,one television show will be analyzed to indicate the fact that televisions shows do reflect a certain degree of reality and the extent to what they reveal reality depends on much more sophisticated terms.Television shows,just like the television itself,created to inform people and developed into entertaining the viewers.On the one hand,they take the responsibility of summarizing the reality and delivering it to people in different places leading different lives;on the other hand,they are in charge of creating dramatic scenes in order to attract people’s attention and provide them with a free space for imagination.
More specifically,television shows usually reflect reality in several aspects such as economy,relationship,social concerns,fashion staff and etc.All the reality in real life has paved way for a great variety of television shows,and in return,all the shows on the screen influence how the society thinks and acts in a subtle way.In this essay,Ellen Show will be analyzed to show how they reflect reality and influence the society.
II.Introduction of Ellen Show
Ellen Show is a mix of celebrity interviews,musical performers,audience participation games,and segments spotlighting real people with extraordinary stories and talents,hosted by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres.This show receives great welcome all over the world.The atmosphere of the show is relaxing and active.Ellen has a good sense of humor and unbelievable affinity to her audience.DeGeneres launched this daytime television talk show,The Ellen DeGeneres Show in September 2003.Amid a crop of several celebrity-hosted talk shows surfacing at the beginning of that season,such as those of Sharon Osbourne and Rita Rudner,her show has consistently risen in the Nielsen ratings and received widespread critical praise.The show has won 25 Emmy Awards in its first three seasons on the air.DeGeneres is known for her dancing and singing with the audience at the beginning of the show and during commercial breaks.She often gives away free prizes and trips to be in her show's studio audience with the help of her sponsors.
In an episode presented on 6 November 2014,Ellen started the show by introducing a popular app-Dorothy.In her words,this app“can help you to get out of a bad date”(Ellen Show).If a person is not satisfied with his or her date,he or she can click the heel in which a small device hide three times,and the app will send a text to your friend to help you get away.This small start-up won active response from the audience,most of whom were young ladies.Cecily Geller,one of the female audience on that day’s show,said that she has escapes from a bad blind date by tell the guy she had morning sickness.This is a reflection of ambivalence of young people right now.On the one hand,they are eager to find someone to date;on the other hand,they are afraid of dating someone they can’t get along with.Blind dates are more like a forbidden fruit.People want to try it because they expect something new and great but they really don’t know the consequences.Therefore,some brave people take the risks and prepare a backup plan in case things go wrong.Others just give up.This is a typical thought of people.Then come the various apps to help people do that in a more technological way.And this is just a small part of reality reflected by the show.
In one episode,Ellen interviewed Madonna about the bullying problem.Madonna confessed that she was bullied in childhood in Michigan.When she recalled the horrible past,she said,“I still feel different.I can totally relate to the idea of feeling isolated and alienated.I was incredibly lonely as a child.And I have to say,I never felt I fitted in school......”(Ellen Show)Without doubt,Madonna is a complete queen in most people’s eyes so it may be not easy to picturing her as a victim of bullying.However,it exactly shows us how serious the bullying problem is.Bullying is becoming more and more serious and rampant,therefore,plenty of celebrities stand up to support the bullied party and to arouse the society’s attention to this problem.Recently,an overwhelming number of teenage suicides have been reported.It just rings the alarm bell for the parents,the schools and the society.17-year-old Katlin Loux of Bossier Parish in Louisiana fatally hangs herself because the cruel and chronic bullying at school became just too much to bear.12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick of Lakeland,Florida,throws herself off a tower,dying on impact,after being bombarded day after day by online bullies with taunts like"You should die"and"Why don't you go kill yourself."(MarloThomas)Bullying is pretty common but schools and parents are not adept at dealing with it;besides,plenty of kids being bullied refuse to tell others about what they have experienced.Some are afraid of the bullies to torture them again;some are feel ashamed about themselves.Most of the bullied choose silence.This is why this bullying problem is getting serious but parents and schools are not aware of it.Therefore,on this side,it is meaningful to have celebrities tell their dark bullied past on the screen.When children see it,they will regard it as a serious problem and realize it is not their fault.Those celebrities encourage the bullied to tell the truth.No matter how horrible the bullying is,it will be over.Parents and schools,on their parts,should communicate with the kids more often and pay more attention to their abnormal behavior.More than 32 states in the U.S.,including California,have varied legislation on bullying,from definitions to mandating bullying policies for schools,but usually with no money to back it up.The states should allocate more money and other necessary sources to implement all the legislation and regulation.Back to the Ellen Show,as a popular talk show viewed by millions of people,having a superstar talking about bullying experience is a great move.First off,it draws more attention from the public.Second,it gives the bullied courage to tell the truth and seek for help.Ultimately,through the wide and deep influence of the star,money can be funded to help children who are in the horror of bullying.
As is known,the host of the show,Ellen DeGeneres is a lesbian.Instead of hiding the secret from the audience,Ellen is incredibly honest and brave to tell the world her sexual orientation.And in return,Ellen also win plenty of fans for her honesty and bravery.That is a great reflection of people’s attitude toward gay or lesbian people.Considering the popularity of the show and the host,a high level of acceptance of gays or lesbians is obvious.This is a huge step for the human history and a big change of the society.In the past,gays and lesbians were loathed by the whole society.If a person had problem with his or her sexual orientation,he or she must keep it as a dirty secret for the whole lifetime or ended up in vicious torturing.However,this show just opened a door for the homosexual people and justify their rights as a human just like the rest of us.in the interview with Madonna,the superstar showed her thanks to her gay fans by saying“The gay community has been incredibly supportive of me.I would not have a career if it weren’t for the gay community.”(Ellen Show)Just like Madonna,more and more celebrities are standing up for the gay community and trying to lead the public to treat them with respect.With more people accepting the gay love with respect,many movie stars,actors and singers are coming out of the closet.Instead of being loathed and alienated like their counterparts did in the past,they now are treated with respect and live with dignity.Even though there are still some extreme anti-gay groups,the main stream is being absolutely supportive.People both on the screen and off the screen are keeping an open heart to this.
Television shows nowadays do more than informing the audience about the latest news events or knowledge in a certain field,they win their loyal viewers by sharing information,entertaining them in the way they like and inspiring them to be better.Just like Ellen Show,after all the discussion above,it is obvious that it do reflect reality and it influence how the audience thinks and acts.The viewers start to conceive things in a different perspective and change their attitudes toward certain things.This is exactly the magic of television shows-get the inspiration from the audience and in return,change the audience’s lives.
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Ellen Show,episode on 6 November 2014(Anne Hathaway).Web.11 Nov.2014.
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