Critique on Do Video Games Kill? This article “Do Video Games Kill” by Karen Sternheimer addresses the wide spread idea; video games are the cause for “young killers” (210). Sternheimer believes concern for the influence video games may have on youth is spiraling out of control. She put most of the blame for this out of control concern on the media. She also writes some about politicians and the Juvenile Justice system.
Summary of Do Video Games Kill by Karen Stemheimer In the commentary, “Do Video Games Kill”, Karen Sternheimer brings to light an interesting and incredibly controversial subject; are video games to blame for youth gun violence? She maintains that due to many biased opinions; political, religious and advocacy groups, the media have failed to provide ample information to the public resulting in the inability to form an educated opinion, in turn causing a mass hysteria resulting in tougher security guidelines in schools, stricter juvenile laws and far less personal and parental responsibility. An incredibly popular first person shooter video game, Doom, is ripe with gratuitous violence. So much so that it has been blamed for several mass shootings, perpetrated by middle-class, white, young-adult males. The media, politicians, advocacy groups as well as the FBI are steadfast in claiming that the only rational explanation is that of the individuals falling prey to the aggression inciting video game.
The fatal flaw is often the most important convention in any tragic hero story; Tony’s flaw is his complex and volatile personality. On one hand, he can be very violent at times, and he swears and insults people liberally. On the other hand he has his virtues which he sticks to without compromise. These virtues eventually lead him to his death (he killed the assassin to prevent him from detonating the bomb as the target’s car also had his children in it). Tony’s hubris is also heavily shown in this scene.
It doesn't appear so, despite minor injuries to Karley. The assault has the look of schoolyard teens gone wild and delivering the message: We could kill you but choose not to. That's called intimidation. Were the losers who cheered Karley's beating as responsible as the suspects? While they may be off the hook legally, they seem to us perfect cowards: inciters of violence confusing life for some killer video game.
Columbine Massacre Criminology March 12, 2009 On April 20, 1999 in Littleton, Colorado two students Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris committed what is thought to be one of the worse school massacres to ever happen. To this day law enforcement officials as well as others continue looking for just cause as to why these boys would commit such acts, and in the end take their own lives. The massacre that was committed by Dylan and Eric was not only criminal, but deviant as well. Criminal acts are those violating the law, which Eric and Dylan did on numerous levels during this massacre. They had possession of illegal firearms which included a Intratec TEC-DC9, a Hi-Point 995 Carbine, Savage 67H pump action shotgun, and a Stevens 311D double
4,590 students in America are expelled from school every year for bringing a gun to class, an average of 88 every week, 12 every day.12 lives ruined everyday. 37 school shootings in 26 years, almost two every year. 22 billion dollars spent on buying and making arms every year, that’s 60 million dollars every day. The money that the world spends on making arms every year is enough to wipe out poverty in the entire world. All this for something that kills you.
For example some kids would want to commit suicide because they were spreading horrible rumors about them, or some kids are bullying the kid horribly. This happen at in the high school of Ohio, where a kid named Eric Mohat killed himself. He was 17 years old and he was physically harassed everyday at school, in front of teacher and they never really cared whatever happens to him. One day a kid said to him publicly in front of the class “why don’t you just go shoot yourself, no one would care” So he did. This is similar towards Matt’s situation because he was accused for bombing the school and many kids would torture him.
Columbine Massacre Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 11:19 AM, a witness heard Eric Harris yell, “Go! Go!” (Wikipedia). Two teenage student of Columbine high, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, arrived at school with an arsenal full of weapons ready to reap revenge on all those who had done them wrong. After the hour-long rampage and the chaos was over twelve students and a teacher were dead, twenty-four others were wounded and the two shooters had committed suicide. This massacre has provoked much debate into the issues of gun control and availability of firearms in the United States, as well as high school cliques, bullying and the role of violent movies and video games in American society.
This is definitely not a good combination. If a house is on fire, you don’t pour more gasoline into it; thus, why are teens allowed all of these defective influences at such a crucial point in their brain development? These violent TV shows and video games are what give teens the idea to commit crimes. They spend hours sitting in front of the monitor, impetuous of what is put into their heads. Twelve year old Lionel Tate was supposedly imitating his World Wrestling Federation heroes when he beat to death a six year old girl.