Education Or Entertainment; What Do We Get Through Films?

Some people believe that the only purpose of films is entertainment. Others say films have educational value. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Whether films are a source of entertainment or they provide education is a longstanding debate. Both aspects have valid arguments. Some people argue that films are primarily designed to captivate audiences with action, twists, pictures, and animation, provide an escape from reality, and offer enjoyable moments to the audience.
                                                                         Some others say that films have the potential to disseminate information, raise awareness, and engage the imagination of people towards thought-provoking and inspiring ideas. However, the film provides both; education as well as entertainment. Some movies are really made to entertain the audiences and to provide an escape from busy life but many movies are a blend of both education as well as entertainment.
                                                                           The proponents of the argument that films provide education believe that movies serve a great purpose by educating the masses. First, films offer a deep insight into a variety of social evils like murder, child labor, corruption, and harassment, and help understand deep state politics really well. Second, films do provide information regarding historical events.
                                                                   Historical films and documentaries help audiences to visualize and understand significant past events, figures, and incidents. For instance, the movie “The Theory of Everything” is a biographical film based on the life of renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. The movie explores Hawking’s scientific achievements, his battle with a motor neuron disease, and his personal life events.
                                                                       Third, fictional films narrate complex scientific concepts and discoveries to people. Fourth, these are the films that introduce us to various cultures and norms of different countries without ever having been to these places. Fifth, films can address sensitive and stigmatized topics such as mental health, addiction, and social inequalities, triggering important debates about these issues.
                                                                              In contrast to this, the advocates of the entertainment-focused view say that films are merely meant to provide the audience escape from real-life challenges and tiresome routines. They say that films take the audiences to a world of exaggeration and perfection far from reality. Moreover, Comedy movies does a happy transition in the mode of audiences and made them laugh. Some of these comedy blockbusters include 3-Idiots, The Hangover, Superbad, and Airplane.
                                                                              In conclusion, the potential of films can never be underestimated. They are a great source of entertainment as well as education. Films offer an amazing mixture of entertaining the audiences alongside educating them juxtaposed in an impactful way.

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