Peters C Gold Unit 1: Part D

Are Spoilers a bad thing?

Arts Award Gold Qualification Specification:

  •  a description of the arts issue and why they have chosen it
  • ◗  evidence of research into a range of views about the issue – both supporting, and differing from, their own views
  • ◗  reflection on the research and how it has influenced their views
  • ◗  a copy of the final argument they have built up about the issue
  • ◗  evidence of how the final argument was shared with others and their feedback

Why I chose this issue

Anything I start watching, my friend Prince gives me spoilers and it is annoying and irritating! I personally think yes, Spoilers are a bad thing, but at the same time no because it honestly depends it could be a good spoiler! But a bad spoiler is more likely. I’ve been spoiled multiple times and yeah, if I hadn’t been spoiled it probably would have been great but the spoiler just ruined it. However, sometimes it can be really stressful so I look up what happens and spoiler myself.

Research into this issue

Research that supports my opinion:

If suspense, surprise and satisfying resolutions are the heroes that save a story, spoilers are the villains that try to, well, spoil everything. Or at least that’s how they’re portrayed.

From an article on the University of California Website

Having stuff spoiled is definitely really frustrating because now you can’t feel any suspense during the action scenes because you know who lives and who dies, you can’t be surprised by the plot twists because you already know what they are. You can still enjoy it but you can never EXPERIENCE the show now.

From a Quora Answer

Research that goes against my opinion:

Spoilers actually buff up your experiences as the plot is more widespread and spoilers will only make you watch more; While in shorter ones spoilers ruin your experience badly as the storyline is generally linear and a single relevant spoiler could fill your mind with speculations of what to come

From an essay on

According to research by UC San Diego psychology professor Nicholas Christenfeld, spoilers don’t ruin a story: They make you enjoy it even more

From the article on the University of California Website

Gathering Opinions about the issue

I did a quick poll at school to get opinions:

Talking to people made me see lots of other points of view so I made a survey on Typeform to find out more:

You can take the survey here

Here are the screenshots of my questions:

My blog post on this issue

Evidence of sharing

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