How do the parents respond to the poet’s advice to not allow their children near the television set in the poem ‘Television’ by Roald dahl?
According to the poet Roald Dahl, whenever he advises parents to keep their children away from their TV set, they often react by saying that it keeps their children calm. They would also raise question as to what they should do to keep their children entertained if they take the TV set away.
‘But if we take the set away,
What shall we do to entertain
Our darling children? Please explain!’
The poet asks the parents to do the same thing which they did in their childhood that is reading books. So we shall also do the same by installing a book shelf inplace of the television set.The children would irriate and disturb the parents but for week or more then they would themselves start reading books from the book shelf.
the parents put a contrast question that if they throw the television set away what should they do to entertain their children or how would the children keep themselves contented