So it's two in the morning and I have just left Kip's bar, which by the way, such a great vibe they got going on there... Anyway, I need to get back to my apartment all the way on Northside. What do I do? I could call a cab, but I'm in college and poor and don't actually know the number for the cab company. I could call BearWalk, but by the time they get there it will probably be in two in the afternoon. So me in my liquid courage state decides to walk home. Now I have made this trek (not always from Kip's mind you) quite a few times, but that does not mean I am any less cautious about it. But why am I nervous about walking home in the first place? The only difference is the time of day. Well, this may be due to Gerbner's idea about cultivation analysis. He believes that the media, television in particular, have this power of creating a culture of fear in society due to its excessive depictions of violence. It's this idea that since we see violence in the media all the time, it makes people feel more wary, vulnerable, and afraid of the world, thus cultivating this sense that the world is more dangerous than it actually is.
|I walked through People's Park at midnight so yeah, I am feeling lucky.|
|WHERE'S MY INHALER?!?|