Enumerate the initial reactions of children if parents act according to the poet and throw away the television sets as told in the poem ‘Television’ by Roald Dahl.
Roald Dahl in his poem ‘Television’ advises the parents to throw the TV set away and in its place install a lovely bookshelf on the wall and fill that with a lot of books. The poet says that the children initially do a number of things in disappointment and anger, but they will finally adapt to it and find more joy in books than in television.
The initial reactions of the children if a parent acts according to the poet might be like the following, as the poet mentions —
- staring with dirty looks
- screaming and yelling
- bites and kicks
- hitting others with sticks