The Role Of Revenge In James Holmes's Killings

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Twelve people dead and fifty-eight wounded at the Century movie theater in Aurora this weekend for the finale to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Revenge is easily understood when an incident such as the Aurora movie theater massacre occurs. Emotions from people are boiling and rampant. Revenge is one action from emotions that might be considered by family, friends, and certain political activist groups around the nation. As a result of James Holmes’s actions victims are hurting because of his violence, those victims dead or alive were innocent to this mans crimes and the primary suspect remains alive. First of all, people are suffering because of one mans calculated and deliberate violence. Physically, men, women, and children were put through hell and killed. The killer showed no mercy on filmgoers when he indiscriminately opened fire and tear-gassed whole auditoriums.…show more content…
The shooter went as far as selfishly shielding his entire body with a ballistic helmet, ballistic vest, ballistic leggings, a throat protector, a groin protector, gloves, and a gas mask. The twenty four year old coward was unwilling to spare anyone’s live but his own. Furthermore, the fact that James Holmes’s is still alive gives victims and society more reason to seek revenge on his life. He is only living now to face that revenge. This is a situation where most people except there to be feelings of revenge from family and friends. First, people are hurting because they sustained injury or lost a loved one. Secondly, the victims in this were entirely innocent. Finally, James Holmes’s remains alive, which is more of a reason for the victim’s family and friends to conjure up feelings of revenge. As I heave a heavy sigh, perhaps this is a reminder for us to stop and think for a moment about those impacted by this
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