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Essay | "fun"

This student essay consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis of "fun".
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"fun"

Summary: Today's fast-growing society is developing into the age of fun which is unfortunately becoming equivalent to the age of violence. As William Golding demonstrates in his novel, Lord of the Flies, the deficiency to withstand inducement can lead to the revelation of man's true nature and his capability for wickedness to various extents.
Fun is a vast category that has both positive and adverse connotations. In the article "Can We Survive the Fun Explosion"" Joseph Wood Krutch differentiates between "pleasure-mad" and "fun-oriented." On one hand, "pleasure-mad" is the need for one to take entertainment to an extreme level, while "fun-oriented" is an innocent activity to entertain oneself. In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the author shows how distinct individuals undergo the influences of the instincts of savagery to different degrees. In contemporary society, we have become so easily bored that we are constantly in search for "madder music and stronger wine." There are inherent dangers in becoming a "pleasure-mad" or even "fun-oriented" as it can fade into the other one, alas making the age of fun tantamount to the age of violence.

The kids' yearn for fun is eroding their judgment of responsibility. Instead of helping...

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