Description vs. Analysis

First example:

“In the Survivor, the contestants have to be ultra-competitive and cut-throat and the show clearly casts individuals who want to win.  Every episode begins and ends with a competition that tests the contestant’s ability to survive in the while.  These contests help to reinforce society’s belief about the ‘survival of the fittest’, selling competition as entertainment.”


Second Example:

“By structuring each episode around physical and mental contests, the producers stage the cast of competitors in scenarios where they have to literally act out their desire to survive on camera.  In this way, the producers take the old cliché of the ‘survival of the fittest’ and restage it for an artificial, not natural, environment.  The laws of nature are replaced by the rules of the game show; the desire to win becomes the new normal, enhancing and selling our natural desire for competition.”