In his essay, “A Pedagogical Response to The Aurora Shootings” (235) Henry Jenkins analyzes shocking events involving public shootings in society. His main objective is to discuss why violence is a prominent factor in our popular culture and how the media inflames the issue. Jenkins does pose his belief that violence should be critically debated in order to research the main cause of violence within people. He also states that people must step out of the “media effects” assumption of violence and expands the scale to the meaning of what violence represents in movies and books. Jenkin states, “To be extra clear, I do not think media is where this debate should be focused” (236).
one observer described her as she walked to her death.” This quote also illustrates the theme of man’s inhumanity to man due to the fact that Sophie was about to be executed just for trying to reveal the truth to her brainwashed society. Clearly, the idea of man’s inhumanity towards other man is clearly present in these two texts and is obviously a major concern to us
Media is focused on people marginalized in society due to race, ethnicity and sexuality. It is based on well-known stereotypes and reinforces them. Moral panic sends society into mass hysteria over an issue or an event that occurs. Stanley Cohen believed that media created a moral panic. Stanley had published a book on folk devils and moral panics (1972) which says that moral panic occurs due to people or groups become threats to society and interests.
After reading the issues about marriage licences and the Stanley Milgram video, I decided to address the Stanley Milgram experiment video, since it was the most shocking/interesting for me. The Stanley Milgram experiment was created to researching how far someone would go in obeying an instruction if it involved harming another person. He was interested in how naturally normal people could be influenced into committing cruelties to another innocent person. He got this idea from how cruel and evil the Germans were in World War II. Milgram would try to force someone to go against their basic morals.
To both of these questions, I think yes. Matthew Shepard was likely killed due to his sexuality which shed light upon an inequality in the community: homophobia. Not only so, but the play attempts to show characters in an unbiased fashion; it attempts to show multiple aspects of the complex issue; it attempts to show how the death of a single man affect the lives of thousands: the play attempts to foster understanding. And understanding is a “‘feel-good’ positive social value.” Truly, then, the Laramie Project fits into the framework that many CBA theoreticians would consider community-based art. But just because these people think they understand CBA, just because they may believe the Laramie Project is community-based art, they do not have to be
I read the talk entitled “A Tragic Evil Among Us” given by President Hinkley in October 2004 Conference. In his talk President Hinkley spoke about the dangers that befall members that view pornography. Pornography is highly addictive and takes way the Spirit. He stated that it is more then just a “titillating feast for the eyes,” rather it takes relationships that could of been beautiful and hurts the ones that we love the most. Pornography changes our notion of beauty from sacred bonds of love to temporary feelings of gratification.
A male dominated religious belief system grew from the desire to dominate politically. They felt they had a right to restrain and have power over sex. Centuries of sex being a sin has evolved into sex being embarrassing and even to extremes taboo. Religious beliefs are a powerful weapon when it comes to swaying opinions in politics and sex, especially when you are debating about sexuality, and equal rights. This documentary covers all of the sociological theories.
Policies are tools that keep the peace, the economy and that allow a country to function. The Mytilenian Debate takes place after the revolt of Mytilene, the council immediately decided in sentencing the entire male population to death and to enslave the women and children yet, “there was a sudden change of feeling…to destroy not only the guilty, but the entire population of a state. In Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War the role of policies can affect the course of war and the state. It is best seen in The Mytilenian debate where the parliament of Athens discusses if the sentence they proposed was truly right. In this debate we have two men Cleon, and Diodotus who discuss their view on the sentence and discuss the delicacy policies
Wilson decides to make Myrtle’s killer pay, believing that by seeking vengeance, he will somehow be able to cope with his tragedy better. Wilson’s social class gave him reason to look to religion for answers and moral values, and as a result of this he was more susceptible to falling hard when tragedy eventually struck. This, however, is a sharp contrast to the ways in which the immoral in the upper class deal with death and
Moore suggests that by only choosing to televise violent stories the media has created a fear driven society. Moore conveys this through the collection of ludicrous media articles creating fear, such as “In an instant an escalator can mangle you or a loved one” Moore employs the sound of a rapid heart beat to metaphorically represent the fear in the american population. Moore undermines the views of the mass media and hyped blame culture through the use of montage displaying numerous media outlets blaming various external influences for the violence in America until they seem to reach the same conclusion; Marilyn Manson. The increasing speed in which the montage cuts between one clip to the next conveys the increasing hysteria of the American