Curbing the One-Eyed Monster Four Levels

TV monster for childrenCurbing the One- Eyed Monster

Fiona C. Jenkins (1947)
Curbing= control, monster = TV

Literal comprehension

Here in the story “Curbing The One-Eyed Monster” TV stands for one-eyed monster & it is written in the context of America. The writer shows the more negative impact of TV as well as some positive. According to the writer, TV stations are controlled by rich people. Rich people are advertising different types of products on the TV and some are useless. But poor people are hypnotized, compelled by it. Because whatever comes on the TV they do not able change it. Certain people against from the TV advertisement, we are forgetting our culture watching TV, we are following others culture watching TV. we are cheated on TV. Which affected our society.


Maybe this story is trying to tell us that we are hypnotized from other cultures. And, we are unable to show the difference between our culture & others culture. We are cheated from TV & we lose our imaginative power. Rich people show news on TV as their need & we hypnotized with it. So, TV’s bad effects on us. Therefore, we do physical activities as well as Yoga.

Critical thinking

As I read this story it gives me a good lesson about the differences between the one culture to another. However it makes some questions in my mind,

  • Are all the TV advertised false?
  • Are not their educational programs?
  • If we do not watch it how is it possible to know about newly launched products?
  • Is it real to forget their culture by watching TV?
  • If all the advertiser advertise useless product how we get good products advertisement?


Before reading this curbing the one-eyed monster story. I always used t watch TV programs either their good programs or bad programs. But after reading this text I have decided to see only good programs and its bad effects.

For offline read download pdf file curbing

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