According to poet Roald Dahl in the poem ‘Television’, why do parents let their children watch television for long?
According to the poet, people allow their children to watch television for long hours because it keeps them quiet. While watching TV they neither climb out the window sill nor fight, kick or punch. They leave the parents free to cook the lunch or wash dishes in the sink. So, in short, parents let them to watch TV because it keeps them away from all the nasty things they do to disturb others.
The television proves to be useful for the parents because children do not fight and let their parents complete their household chores peacefully.The television hypnotises the children and keeps them occupied This proves to be convenient to their parents.