Dana White also saw an opportunity to create a new style of fighting that people would be attracted to. Sadly, people all over the world are intrigued by seeing other people get hurt; he realized that and has certainly capitalized on it. Although Dana White has become a very wealthy man it has not come without its share of criticism. Particularly, Senator John McCain quoted “these events resemble human cock fights.” His argument is agreed upon by many other Americans that feel this sport is a gateway to violent acts that can take
They were given a sword to stave their opponent and make him bleed to death. Shields so they could protect themselves from flying arrows or slashes that were shot directly towards them to cause harm. Gladiators meant pride usually. A gladiator would gain his pride through out Rome, reaching up to the point that they would go to the Coliseums for their fights. A gladiator had to gain the crowds respect for him to survive if the crowds loved him they would ask for their lives to be spared.
The hacking and slashing that the Bride doles out to her enemies functions as a cathartic experience for both her and the audience. We don't always see the villains in real life get their comeuppance, so we are able to get revenge vicariously through the characters we see on screen. The violence can also be interpreted as a form of Beatrix's empowerment, who is left vulnerable and weak after the attack on her life. The executions she gratuitously hands
(Cas-international.com, 2010). For me, personally, it is extremely sad to know that many people actually enjoy bullfighting; even though it is evident how much suffering the bull goes through. Before exposing the bull, it is physically tortured by picadors (men on horses), who drive lances into the bull’s back and neck muscles, impairing the bull’s ability to lift his head (Lowe, 2010); then it is taunted in front of hundreds of people. I cannot imagine myself even going to a bullfight. In the city I live, Cali, Colombia, every December we have the “Cali Fair”.
Daniel Cubbison SOC-360-001 Professor John Rice 12/10/12 Connecting the Conflict Theory and the Social Phenomenon of Sports In today’s world, competitive sports have become extremely popular and are an endeavor that men and women of all ages take part in. This social phenomenon allows its participants and spectators to communicate with one another, show genuine emotions, and alleviate social pressures by helping them escape from the real world, if only for a few hours. Perhaps already at its peak in popularity, sports will only continue to attract players and spectators over the upcoming years. From a sociological perspective, the subdiscipline of sports sociology began to emerge in the early 1970’s (Brown 10). This is because as previously stated, the increasing popularity of sports and the role they play in millions of people’s lives.
Entertainment in the city of Rome during the Republican period was an important part of the society. This is seen through both archaeological and written evidence, which provides an understanding into the types of entertainment throughout republican Rome. The purpose of Roman entertainment is important to know so that a finer understanding of entertainment forms such as blood sports and theatre can be examined using a variety of evidence like authors or physical evidence such as building and artefacts. The purpose of entertainment in Rome originated from religious traditions but later transitioned into a political perspective that was needed to appease the public of Rome. “Unlike the Greek games, with their emphasis on athletic excellence and competition, the Roman games were designed to amuse and entertain large groups of spectators” There were two types of entertainment during the republican period, ludi publici were religious festivals instituted by the state and presided over by magistrates.
Just as common today, guns make hunting easier by shooting and killing their prey with great accuracy and reliability (Sullum 28). Recreational use of guns has been around for several centuries. Competitions and special events have been set up for those enthusiasts who have a passion for shooting guns. As we know, there are numerous negative effects that are due to people owning guns. In the recent years, many gun laws and bans have been established as a result of the crime rate increasing.
Murderers are the modern day villains. They relate to Grendel in many ways because they go around killing innocent people for their own selfish reasons. Grendel has a lot of jealousy and resentment in his heart so he took it out on other people. Most murderers have felt some sort of pain in life so they choose to take it out on the world they live in by killing
Why do boxing matches, for instance, attract such universal interest? Don't the spectators who attend them hope they will see some violence? Human beings remain as bloodthirsty as ever they were. The only difference between ourselves and the Romans is that while they were honest enough to admit that they enjoyed watching hungry lions tearing people apart and eating them alive, we find all sorts of sophisticated arguments to defend sports which should have been banned long ago; sports which arc quite as barbarous as, say, public hangings or bear-baiting It really is incredible that in this day and age we should still allow hunting or bull-fighting, that we should be prepared to sit back and watch two men batter each other to pulp in a boxing ring, that we should be relatively unmoved by the sight of one or a number of racing cars crashing and bursting into flames. Let us not deceive ourselves.
Why, because laws and rules have a certain way of tying down people and making them less free. Doing something bawal gives them the feeling of being liberated from these "oppressive and repressive" rules that society has imposed upon its citizens. This is why many people resort to escapest acts like...well, watching very violent films. They know they can never really massacre an enemy but watching the gore on film somehow satisfies the inner hunger to kill..call it animal instict. It's also the same for watching porno films, Because there is a natural high that comes with breaking the law--the possibility of being caught red-handed, and the chances of pulling it