Portrayal Of The Young In Movies

Portrayal Of The Young In Movies 1


If we look unto the past fifty years, we see that the young lads have achieved many great things in life. Every field, including Politics, Film making, Medicine, Engineering, Building Construction, and others, needs talented young minds. But, the dignity given to youngsters in most of today’s movies is kind of bad. This type of media try to express good thoughts, but the way they portray youngsters is bad.


Some films are based on real-life incidents. For instance, yesterday in the film that I was watching, the main character is a young guy full of vengeance, trying to avenge a specific man who murdered his beloved parents. The film shows that the young man succeeds in this great quest. This gives today’s youngsters great courage to take up violence, and they get imbibed into acts of revenge and terror.


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It is a known fact that in today’s world, many girls are being assaulted. The filmmakers, in the idea of bringing these incidents to light, try to portray these crimes through a film to spread awareness. For this, they pay actresses to wear unethical clothes and thus showcase that girls’ clothes are the reasons they get assaulted by monstrous men.

Though the incident happened for once, they screen the same thing repeatedly, which eventually hurt the young girls and their parents. The point which is to be noticed here is doing this portrayal of women being assaulted change anything in the long-run, or does the portrayal of the criminal encourage today’s youth in all the wrong directions??

Some films portray adolescent boys’ lives, surrounded by bad company, who either become drug addicts, criminals or rapists. The climax scene finally shows the sufferings he experiences due to his bad character.

If we notice carefully, most of the film shows the happiness experienced by this young guy, and only a fraction of the movie shows how he suffers in his life. The happiest moments of the movie will stay for a long time in the memory of the youth. This creates a thought that bad ways give long-lasting happiness, leading to the destruction of life.

Most of the films depict that a person who loves and fights and murders is a HERO. But, it is not so in the real world. It’s not always necessary to take the law into your own hands to keep things in the right place.


Most readers may find it awkward to compare a youth to clay because it is usually not a good sign. But I would like to compare youth to clay. Everyone knows that clay would be the first thing that is broken down into fragments.

Then, all the impurities are removed. After this process, some water is added to the fragments, and the mixture is smashed for best results. Then, the clay is placed in a wheel by the potter. As the wheel rotates, the clay is shaped. Followed by this, the pot is burnt in the fire. Finally, the pot is ready to be used.



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Likewise, A youth is broken down into fragments, and his/her parents remove all the impurities such as vile characters and bad thoughts. Then, it is time for the teachers to add education which is the water for youngsters. All the Exams, internals, projects, assignments join together to smash the youth.

Followed by this act, the youth is placed in society’s wheel; as the wheel rotates, time fleets. Potters in the form of parents, teachers, friends, well-wishers, Law and Order, Role models shape a youngster’s life. Finally, the youth is burnt in the fire of experience, and now the youth is ready to shake the world with his/her tremendous talents.

No one has the right to misuse them. Now, I hope it is valid to compare a youth to clay. The power of youth is much wider than it is being considered to be. So, false depiction of these powerful people must be strictly prohibited. Let us encourage media to portray youngsters as the pillars of our nation and not merely a tool for entertainment, for youth’s power is beyond imagination and is indescribable.



We will love, not people
but our nation.
We will fight, not against people,
but against poverty.
We will achieve, not until we are young
but till our death.
We will trust, not in others,
but in ourselves.
We will protect, not ourselves
but our dignity.
We will arise, not one day
but TODAY.

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