Michael Moore handled the documentary very well. He had well worded questions and responses that really nailed the people he was interviewing. Michael Moore really knows how to persuade and talk. For example, he convinced Kmart to stop selling ammunition to handguns and assault weapons. Another subject he spoke about in the documentary was “Why does America have so many more gun murders than the rest of the world?” He spoke of many different possible reasons, but never really found the real reason.
Bowling for Columbine What did you find most interesting/shocking in the movie? The part where the two boys, went into their school with guns. Just to shoot 12 pupils, and one teacher. And the part where the six year old boy, shot his six year old classmate in the classroom. We find it shocking that young people and kids has access to weapons.
Over the years there has been controversy over the abuse of force by law enforcement. It wasn’t until the 1960’s when an alternative to lethal use of force was introduced which eliminated the need to deploy his/her firearm on a suspect potentially killing him/her. The Taser also known as the Stun Gun became available to the market for law enforcement agencies all over the world. Tasers are a relatively new tool in the police arsenal, and one that is often met with controversy. In this essay will be the history of the Taser, effectiveness, and weaknesses resulting from the use of them, how they benefit law enforcement agencies, and training law enforcement must undergo in order to properly use the weapon, as well as the idea that police use discretion and use Tasers at a higher rate on minorities.
Albert Einstein was asked what weapons World War III would be fought with, to which he replied “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones”. War is a monster that feeds on the patriotism and ideals of young men and leaves horror and suffering in its wake. While reading the book All Quiet on the Western Front, I developed a deeper understanding of what war is like, and why it should be avoided at all costs. As a teenager growing up in America, I was surrounded by the concept of war. Most of these depictions show war being glorious, noble, and even fun at times.
Rhetorical Analysis of Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore’s film Bowling for Columbine examines the use of guns and related violence. Moore’s main argument in the film is that Americans are kept afraid of each other, which is what causes disproportionate gun violence, as compared with other nations. It is especially evident that the film is intended to appeal to an audience of individuals who are against guns or are advocates of gun control and safety. Moore’s appeal aims to take the audience through an exploration of the history of guns and violence, while stirring up the question of when young people commit violent acts, who should be blamed? Bowling for Columbine follows a rhetorical format that applies heavy use of ethos, pathos, and logos to form his message of a “trigger-happy” America.
Moore Money Michael Moore is a prominent filmmaker who mainly bases his work around documentaries. Moore’s most famous piece of work is his influential documentary “Bowling for Columbine” however it contains insidious manipulation and ruthless misdirection of the audience. By Rene Zacchini “Bowling for Columbine” is a documentary based in the exploration of gun violence in American society. Moore uses the 1999 Columbine High School massacre as his hook to draw the viewers in by highlighting the death of young students by guns. However many viewers do not realise that documentaries are only a version of reality.
Analyzing Bowling for Columbine As any member of the National Rifle Association will tell you, guns don't kill people; people kill people. This was emphasized in the movie Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore. The movie Bowling for Columbine is a documentary about the violence in America. The movie starts out with one of the most shocking events in America, the Columbine shooting, an event where two Columbine students shot up the school after a class of bowling. Moore’s main purpose in the movie was to address the problem with violence, and gun ownership playing a part together.
Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore’s award winning documentary of 2002, Bowling for Columbine, sets out to determine why America has such a high rate of domestic gun violence. Cunningly exploiting interview techniques when speaking with Marilyn Manson, Moore attacks the news media, suggesting a prevailing culture of fear which exists among the American public. Similarly, in another interview with Matt Stone, the director highlights the interviewee’s sense of trust and power, this time confronting the fatal flaws which are evident among the American government and education systems. The director conducts interviews in order to aid his portrayal of different groups and individuals. When Moore conducts interviews with people whom he intends to foreground as trustworthy and intelligent, the atmosphere is very relaxed and laid back.
Guns can protect others from harm and also frighten criminals into running away or giving up. Many families fear the break-ins of their homes by burglars. Owning a gun can give the homeowner a sense of protection and could even save his or her life in the worst case scenario (Grzeskowiak 12). Hunting and gathering was once the only way people could provide food for their families. Just as common today, guns make hunting easier by shooting and killing their prey with great accuracy and reliability (Sullum 28).
Magazines usually tell people how beautiful and powerful guns are, and never mention how many children get hurt by guns every day. But I am here to ask all of you to oppose gun ownership because the fact is that guns are a weapon of violence, they take more lives away every year, and they make people blind to the fact they are killing their own children. 2) S/P: I want to actuate you to support banning guns. 3) C/I: Having guns around the house creates the opportunity for lethal violence. Guns pose such a significant risk to children.