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Compare Contrast Essay

564 words - 3 pages

Nico Rodriguez
Prof. Cushman
Violence in the Media

Does Violence only beget More Violence?

Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of a child after they see someone getting shot or stabbed on television or in a video game? More and more around the world, violence is start to be more acceptable in society but it doesn’t give any morale values to our youth and try to show them a better tomorrow within the world we live in today, society should teach children how to better themselves in life and let them know for any violent act there should be consequence’s. In society video games, films, TV and music impact people social values that families try to bring in their household but violence in being looked at as a form of ...view middle of the document...

Games like Grand Theft Auto, Doom, Manhunt, and many other violent video games, encourage players to kill cops and people, steal cars and money, that should be the last thing society should be showing are youth because most children can turn into what they see on video games into real life and it has happen plenty of times before in the past. In April 1999, 18-year-old Eric Harris and 17-year-old Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and a teacher in the Columbine High School Massacre. The two were allegedly obsessed with the video game Doom, and before the shootings, Harris claimed that the massacre would be "like Doom". On June 7, 2003, 18-year-old American Devin Moore shot and killed two policemen and a dispatcher after grabbing one of the officers' weapons following an arrest for the possession of a stolen vehicle. At trial, the defense claimed that Moore had been inspired by the video game Grand Theft Auto: vice City, although some have later pointed out that the defender would have said anything to avoid blame; and this video game effected a teenager imagine what it could do to our children.

In today’s genre of music you can hear violence from the start of the song until the song is ended. In today’s society, violence in music seems like it more acceptable than it is on T.V. and video games than anywhere else. Children who are influenced by this type of negative music start doing negative things and it needs to be stop. They are doing things like joining gangs and using drugs. In most songs today they say the “N” word or swear more than often to make it seem like it is more acceptable. Artists that are saying things like that are not suitable role models for young people; instead artists like Tech Nine, Slayer, and Marilyn Manson and Slip knot encourage youth to more violence.

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