Michael Moore, the director of the film Bowling for Columbine, begs to differ. In Bowling for Columbine, Moore aims his purpose of the film towards Americans, particularly those who carry firearms, to stress the flaw in the United States second amendment. Moore establishes an appeal to pathos, uses statistics related to past events involving firearms, and surreal images in the film that pertain to historical events in which Americans were under threat, because of the use of firearms, in order to get his purpose out to those who have been gravely affected by the lack of gun control in the United States. Taken place in the avid region where hunters roam free, Moore begins the film by showing the Welcome to Michigan sign as he enters the state that he calls, “the gun state.” This is where Moore basis his film on the concept of how guns can be obtained easily without a license. The images that Moore reveals throughout the film, including clips that pertain to the Columbine High School Massacre, help suggest causes of why tragic events that dealt with firearms took place.
Columbine high school massacre. The Columbine High School massacre (often known simply as Columbine) was a school shooting which occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Two senior students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, embarked on a shooting spree in which a total of 12 students and 1 teacher were murdered. They also injured 21 other students directly, with three further people being injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair then committed suicide.
In George Bush’s ‘war on terror’ speech, George Bush has strongly depicted Al Qaeda as iniquitous freedom haters. He starts by using emotional appeal in his first sentence stating Al Qaeda as “enemies of freedom” to create a sense of injustice towards the audience, which manipulates them to support Bush’s contention and also trigger an emotional response. In his third paragraph, he uses a metaphor to describe Al Qaeda: “Al Qaeda is to terror what the mafia is to crime”. This automatically creates a negative image in the audience’s mind and furthermore, highlights Bush’s main point. Throughout his whole speech, he uses an anger and disparaging tome to reflect Bush’s point of view.
In order to arrive at a possible explanation, Michael Moore takes on a deeper examination of America's culture of fear, bigotry and violence in a nation with widespread gun ownership WHY I CHOOSE THIS FILM I choose this film because Michael Moore talk about reality is not trying to teach us about gun control in America but merely ask about why so many deaths, violent and anger behaviours among people in America than other country. THE CORE STORY OF THIS FILM This Film “Bowling for Columbia” is one of Michael Moore Documentary, it was produce in 2002 and evolved around how violence has been supported and encourage in our society. The documentary is run in the USA in a gun loving town called Michigan, in the said town there is a gun paradise Bank called North County Bank and Trust, “IF you open an account in this Bank a gun will be given, also this bank is a gun paradise where everyone that lives have access to gun. Michigan states police even said that the community is a place where you can commit crime, therefore when a dog shot a victim it was not held down for the crime because it is consider as a person. As Gun was free bullet
RESPONSE TASK- POPULAR DOCUMENTARIES “Bowling for Columbine” was directed by Michael Moore and is a film on America’s gun violence. It is a film about the fearful heart and soul of the United States, and the 280 million Americans lucky enough to have the right to a constitutionally protected Uzi. “United 93” is a docudrama about the events in 9/11 that changed the face of terrorism. The docudrama is about the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 who decide to struggle against the four terrorists to take back the control of the airplane. The purpose of Bowling for Columbine was to show Americans and the rest of the world the violence and unfortunate deaths due to the allowance of guns for “self protection”.
They were under the command of General Ratko Mladić and killed around 8,000 Muslims in the summer of 1995. This paper will be focusing on Mladić’s reasoning and role behind this mass murder/ethnic cleansing in Srebrenica, as well as the Dutch and their role played during this genocide. First, it is important to understand the events that led up to the massacre. Beginning in the early 1990s, Serb forces sought to take control of the small town in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, Srebrenica. In 1992, Serb military gained control of the town, deporting and killing Bosniak (Bosnian Muslims) men in the area.
In conclusion, People in America with legal guns can protect themselves from many criminals that happened in this big country, and they live in a safe place. Private guns ownership should continue to be legal because they intensely reduce crimes. Furthermore, handgun lows reduce the number of attempted crimes because criminals are uncertain which victoms can defend themselves. For instance, when guns are banned, the criminal know that they are the only ones who are armed. Thus, the rates of criminals increase.
Gun Control = Crime Control Jamie Cain Eng/102 10/01/2013 Mary-Angie Salvá-Ramírez, Ph.D. Since the beginning of time in the United States guns have been a part of the American tradition as a means of a protection and for hunting and sport. Today however, the use of guns has significantly changed. Many people feel that these gun control laws violate American citizen’s second amendment “the right to bear arms”. However, controlling the distribution and sales of registered guns and owners is necessary because of the criminals that use for them for violence and the homicide rates we have in this nation today.
This documentary heavily revolves around the idea that the main cause of gun violence in America is due to so many American’s being immersed in a culture of fear. This matter is brought up by Rock Artist Marilyn Manson whos music was targeted by the media in the wake of The Columbine Massacre as a cause of the mass shooting. “It’s a campaign of fear and consumption” says Manson, “Keep the people scared and they will consume”. Moore seems to agree as he plays a montage of TV news headlines that blast viewers with images of crime after crime. This shows the viewer how Americans are not being shown the more important news story’s when a clip reveals “new speedbumps” being setup in a peaceful town in Canada.