Dragons and monsters in America, portrayed through media

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Dragons in America

Monsters or dragons in present day America are feared .Monsters in America

consist of politicians, celebrities, and criminals. In America they are portrayed through

media, television, and movies. Monsters in America are feared but can also be seen as a

source of entertainment.

Media and entertainment create most of the fear in Americans. In the news we hear

of shooting, killings, and rapes everyday. The media always gives a very in depth look a

each incident to satisfy the audiences every wonder. Entertainment on the other hand

enhances these modern day monsters in movies and television. Movies about serial killers

such as "Natural Born Killers", "Seven" "The Stand", and "Silence of the Lambs" strike

fear in to the hearts of millions of Americans all too often. This creates people to fear

monsters in reality more than ever because Hollywood makes monsters as scary as

possible. The television is another source of violence in the world.

It seems that every

shows on TV has to do with some kind of terrible murder. Shows like "New York

Undercover" always end up with a seen where someone is shot to death. This makes the

viewer perceive society as a place too dangerous to live in.

A very obvious monster in America is a criminal. Americans fear burglars, rapists,

and killers in their own cities and states. They are feared because their victims are people

like themselves and are victimized in very familiar places to the average American. That is

why people protect themselves with security systems and weapons. Criminals are feared

mainly because their victims are random. People never feel completely safe knowing that

they may be the next victim.

Besides fear of monsters that pose physical threats, there are monsters in politics

that scare people as well. Corrupt...