For others, a view that has arose later, guns are the “perpetuation of illicit social hierarchies, the elevation of force over reason,” and a promoter of collectivity and remover of individuality. This latter view of guns is a direct application of the conflict theory. For those who hold this view, and likely support the passage of gun control laws, guns are representative of social inequality that is abundant in modern society, that the usage of guns is a means of violently coercing those of lower classes to remain in their class. The view of guns as a symbol of protection is also an application of the conflict theory. “Honor,” one of the qualities that guns represent, is a socially constructed factor that can be used to differentiate class.
The purpose of this paper will be to present a detailed analyzation of a newspaper article found on The Toronto Star website, titled: "Las Vegas gunman researched SWAT tactics, carefully planned out attack - but motive is a mystery: police" written by Ken Ritter. A major observation I made in this article is the attempt at instilling shock into the public in order to incite fear. This observation was made by assessing the signs, metaphors, and the overall format of the article and the manner of which is was written. There are many signs in this article that serve their purpose of inciting fear and shock in the public reader. To begin this analysis, the most prominent signifiers will be discussed along with what they signify.
Following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, a New York senator at the time, delivered a speech to the Cleveland City Club, lamenting the prejudice and hatred that killed Dr. King. In his speech, Kennedy appeals to ethos, utilizes metaphors, and employs 3rd person point of view to advance his purpose of how American society fosters prejudice and how, as a nation, they must change their ways to see any significant changes. Ethos plays a unique role in The Mindless “Menace of Violence”. Although it is prevalent in the essay, it’s most important components are never outrightly stated; rather it is understood through background knowledge and analysis. If the Kennedy name were to call to mind anyone in
Also, Arjuna did not acknowledge how the enterprise and facilitators of war might lead to a fundamental change and liberation of people from the worldly existence. Checking his institution, it seems as if the war was instigated for most of the issues that were denounced or criticized in the Vedas. What is Arjuna’s duty according to the Vedic ideal?
Therefore, documentary films can be biased. It is hard to believe a film that is purposely changed to show someone’s point of view. It all falls in the hands of the director and producers so if they have a certain stand they most likely will reflect that in the
The political cartoon “Blood, Sweat, Tears” by Steve Breen focuses on the controversial topic of gun control in America. In order to emphasize the seriousness of taking action, Breen uses an emotional approach. He appeals to pathos to explain how these deaths have emotionally affected Americans throughout the country, and inform of how much effort the executive branch is putting in to limit the access of guns to the mentally ill. Breen utilizes a simplistic approach towards the details to gently remind his audience of the emotional impact that the gun shootings of the past few year have had on Americans. The image on the top shows a victim of such a shooting lying near a stream of his own blood; the person seems to be a young boy, symbolizing
"It 's almost laughable to believe that the president 's proposal would deter them." This quote talks about the fact that even the most insane killer would still want to go to the school because they are already expecting to die. Every single mass shooter has either killed themselves or has gotten killed. In the following paragraphs, they go into detail of what could go wrong with teachers having guns. Again they are using pathos to help with this and get you on their side.
With that being said, what will happen to gun laws in the future? According to the Wall Street Journal “The most significant development won’t be a nationwide swing toward gun rights or gun control-but widening and entrenched gulf that will divide American politically, socially, and even technologically” (Jennifer Carlson). Jennifer goes on to say “Gun-control initiatives will follow the approach blazed by the gun lobby, shifting away from the national stage and focusing increasingly on state level efforts” (The future of guns). Many of the state gun laws vary and some states have weaker laws then others. With varying laws gun trafficking has a way to exploit federal laws by moving illegal firearms to weaker states.
The recent media footage of the destruction of innocent, young lives re-ignites the gun reform debate again, and what we as a community can do to prevent another tragedy. The outpourings of grief and horror are becoming all too frequent in our society. What has gone wrong? Why do human beings feel the need to express their anger and disappointment with their lives by resorting to such extreme violence? The ramifications of easily accessible firearms are like opening a Pandora's Box.
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