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.
Bowling for Columbine Introduction In ‘’Bowling for Columbine’’, Michael Moore takes a look at some of the many social issues that plague America these days. For me, this documentary is an ethnographic film. It focuses on American people but also outlines their lifestyle and their customs. Moore starts his documentary by briefly talking about the Columbine High School shooting and then moves on to discuss potential causes for this act of war when two students aggressively started to randomly shoot their peers in the once protected school surrounding. In the documentary, Michael Moore claims that catalyzed fears for good or wrong reasons lead people to violence.
The reason is the perceived view that it is the lack of gun control that has resulted in the number of firearms-related deaths in the country. In fact, this is one of the most stated, but wrong, arguments for gun control. The fact of the matter is that if gun control is put into place there are more chances that law-abiding citizens will be victims. Gun control laws to a large extent can have no effect on criminals, as there will always be a thriving black market for trade of guns and firearms. (Nair,
Introduction- Bowling for Columbine *Moore’s documentary is well known therefore it must have some impact on society and therefore altering my personal perspective. *Perspective> gun laws are bad in America however guns should be allowed if they’re for protection. *After watching BFC> anti gun and feel as though the media is very manipulative and that the government is part of the influence on the gun culture. (Techniques used to convey this are archival footage & music, interviews and voice-over) First paragraph: Context > American history; Oklahoma bombing, 9/11, civil war, Ku Klux Klan. Source of opposition to Columbine massacre: devil, video games, violent movies, heavy metal music and Marilyn Manson and
Will strict laws limiting our rights to bear arms decrease the violence? These questions have sparked many debates, studies, and politicians attempting to pass extreme gun laws or even gun bans. The national conversations sparked by violent crimes involving guns have created many debates, and caused many boycotts of companies that side with either party. The NRA fuels the fires of these debates along with the Liberals and conservatives. Liberal point of view is to ban guns to control violence.
BFC reaction essay Before watching Bowling for Columbine, I had no idea how violent America was compared to some of the other countries. After the movie, I was very shocked and disturbed. I was also questioning if I still wanted to live in the United States. In this paper I will be explaining a reason for why I reacted the way I did. After watching the movie, I was very shocked.
Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore’s award winning documentary of 2002, Bowling for Columbine, sets out to determine why America has such a high rate of domestic gun violence. Cunningly exploiting interview techniques when speaking with Marilyn Manson, Moore attacks the news media, suggesting a prevailing culture of fear which exists among the American public. Similarly, in another interview with Matt Stone, the director highlights the interviewee’s sense of trust and power, this time confronting the fatal flaws which are evident among the American government and education systems. The director conducts interviews in order to aid his portrayal of different groups and individuals. When Moore conducts interviews with people whom he intends to foreground as trustworthy and intelligent, the atmosphere is very relaxed and laid back.
Colorado is one of the only states in the Union that does not support Jessica’s Law, or the safety of children. The fact that these Liberal states won’t take a law like this seriously just shows the way our country is heading. It is clear that frivolous issues such as the legalization of marijuana are far more important to Colorado than the safety of children or else they would pass Jessica’s law and stop making excuses about their laws being tough enough. Colorado is now a place where sex offenders and perverts flock, over 10,000 of them in that state alone; and sadly, the number keeps growing (Gidenko). Again this number could be even higher, but due to the fact their law does NOT require them to register, how do law abiding citizens of that great state know?
The daily news escalates the problem by showing terrorist attacks and car bombings. The government needs to impose stronger regulations on violent medias. The violence from the media influences children’s actions and behavior. Violence originates from the feeling of aggression. Mass media influences people to take their aggression out with physical violence.
Japan’s prison crime rates also pales in comparison to America’s prison crime rates where guns don’t exist either. Japan’s low crime rate is due to their unique “group” based society. All Japanese citizens are restricted from owning weapons of any kind, including swords. Unless you are a licensed hunter. Which is rate, and they are only permitted shot guns.