What is the most important thing that poet has learnt, as far as children are concerned in Roald Dahl’s poem ‘Television’?
The most important thing the poet has learnt, so far as children are concerned, is to never let them near your television set, or better still, not to install that idiotic thing at all in your house.
The poet actually talks about the television addiction of little children. They neglect their studies and outdoor sports for watching TV all the time. According to the poet, it kills their imaginative and creative faculty of mind. So he suggests throwing the TV sets away from home and install a bookshelf in its place.
There is not only negative thing in television. I’m telling this because through TV we can learn educational subjects too.
But, children won’t be able to learn anything as they are going to watch cartoons They can only learn educational things when they grow older.
The poet learns that, parents should not keep a television set at home because it distracts them from doing other useful works. The poet also suggests them to provide a book shelf to their children so that they spent time in reading books. For this they may hit you, slap you, but one day they’ll surely thank you for this wonderful thing.