Despite the fact that war photography is widely understood to provide insight into the real terrors of war, there are many flaws in the believed objectivity of these photos. Although war photography is thought to purposefully cause the viewer to repudiate war, it ironically justifies and fuels conflict among its viewers. In her novel, Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag explores the depths of war photography and its effects on its viewers. Within the first few chapters of the novel, Sontag discusses the violent nature of war photography and its expected effects on its viewers; stating that while photographs can effect us and move us momentarily, they cannot move us beyond the image in order to construct an interpretation. She supports her main view by questioning the capability of the viewers to comprehend the raw terrors of war.
The second juridical question, of rationality, describes, at the level of non-human forces being embodied or personified through human actors, the irrational and inexplicable violence of pathos. Gilligan’s interest is not so much in railing against the injustice of it all (pathos) or locating agents of violence in a teleology of punishment (morality play), but intervening in the tragic drama, where the connections between people are the precondition for the violence between them—but these connections also allow for an alternative ending to the story, in which connections allows for the aversion or tragedy and
Just War theory plays a major role in the regulation of human warfare. Its guidelines give more structure to war and define what is just and what is unjust. Saint Thomas Aquinas, a theologian and philosopher, was the first to articulate these ideas and make abstract concepts more concrete. Also, Francisco de Vitoria produced a work entitled, ‘De Indis et de ivre belli’, questioning and criticizing the right of the Spanish to conquer the lands of native Americans, which also ties in with just war theory as it considers whether or not the colonization in this case was fair or just. The application of this concept to historical and contemporary situations often leads to a deeper understanding of what and why things happen in battle.
Does the violence we watch on TV or play in video games contribute to our violent tendencies in real life? Stephen Marche, author of “How Shakespeare Changed Everything.” seems to think so. In the article “Don’t Blame the Movie, but Don’t Ignore It Either,” published on July 26, 2012 in the “New York Times”. Marche states, “The truth is that real violence and violent art have always been connected.” As violence rises in our country we cannot ignore the fact anymore that an underlying factor to these incidences are violence of the art. Throughout the argument Marche expresses his opinion by connecting his knowledge of famous English literature to real life horrors, such as Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar” and the assassination of President
Although the acts of popular violence did cause Nehru, Jinnah and Lord Mountbatten’s nerves to rise, movements such as the Riots of Rawal Pindi in 1947 were essentially a result of religious tension. Furthermore, it may be said that it was not popular violence that caused the partition, but Britain’s inability to continue to control government. Source 5 seems to support this notion as it claims, “government was on the verge of collapse”, indicating that the Raj no longer held an irrefutable position in India. Although we must consider that the threat of popular violence in the future did in fact worry Congress and encourage the need for partition, a more significant factor in causing Partition was Congress’ incapability to meet the demands of Jinnah and The Muslim League as seen in the Cabinet Mission of 1946. One may infer that their differing views played a fundamental role in partition, because the only viable solution to preserve peace in the sub-continent was to partition it into a Muslim-dominated area and a Hindu-dominated area in August 1947.
Governmental groups, that we were at war against, were considering the decision to use this type of weapon in order to defeat their enemies in larger numbers. With their belief that this was the right way to win the war against us is a case in point of relativism. Majority of Americans viewed this method of war as wrong. Goodman also states, “Wholesale murder is wrong, then, not just for its scale but also for willfully negating individuality, typing its victims, and stirring hatred against the putative failings of the
‘Michael Collins’ entertainment value is evident but what facts of the time have been altered or removed in order for the film to be dramatically stimulating? The events within the film are based around the relationship between Collins and Eamon De Valera. The many conflictions between the two protagonists such as their objectives and individual temperaments are displayed throughout the film. Collins is presented as a character with a pragmatic approach to the war whereas De Valera’s approach is a rather reserved one. These conflictions arouse the interest of the viewer which is amplified through Jordan’s ceaseless exaggeration of events.
The infliction of the death penalty has elicited divergent opinions and contradicting perspectives from scholars and experts not only in modern times but also in the ancient history of the punishment Lynn. The proponents of the death penalty argue that in general, the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. One of the strongest arguments for the death penalty is based on the concept of deterrence of crime. The deterrence theory is based on the understanding that criminals are deterred if the consequences of a crime outweigh the benefits. Researchers claim that humans are basically aware of the differences between rights and wrong and as such the commission of crime is a free choice involving choices based on consequences of actions.
Can Movies Kill The ability to identify logical fallacies in the arguments of others and to avoid them in our own arguments is valuable and rare. Some logical fallacies are more common than others. The fallacies Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc, Hasty Generalization, and Causal Oversimplification are all errors of reasoning. In the article Natural Born Killers by John Grisham, Sarah Edmondson and her boyfriend Benjamin Darras commit a murder and severely injure another. The two want to say they did such horrible things because of a movie they had seen, Natural Born Killers.
The use of torture as a deterrent is a technique commonly used in counterinsurgency. It is intended to intimidate and frighten adversaries into compliance. The persons being tortured need not have any particular information; their value is to serve as an example to others and promote fear. Political uprisings are often violent, and torture of a few rebels to prevent further outbreaks of bloodshed at first seems like a worthwhile trade. Yet a recent study on combating insurgency shows that "...torture is ineffective for reducing killings perpetrated by insurgents both because it fails to reduce insurgent capacities for violence and because it can increase the incentives for insurgents to commit future killings" (Sullivan 402).