Former UCLA History Professor and author, Roger D. McGrath, in his article, “The Myth of Violence in the Old West,” (Gunfighters, Highwaymen, and Vigilantes: Violence on the Frontier, 1984) asserts there is no connection between the violence of the Old West and violence today. Firstly, McGrath begins his article by introducing the main claim. Then introduces Bodie an infamous town known for its crime, located on the trans-Sierra frontier. He then discusses the low rate of larcenous crime found through the FBI index; which the information shows that individuals weren’t the targets and crime was thwarted by citizens. The explanation of the law larceny rate could be due to the fact more citizens were armed, therefore criminals were threatened
The “9 Hot Buttons” of violence discussed in F. Miguel Valenti’s book, More Than a Movie: Ethics in Entertainment, are as follows: choice of perpetrator, choice of victim, presence of consequences, rewards and punishment, the reason for violence, the presence of weapons, realism, the use of humor, and prolonged exposure. These are all creative elements that have been proven to manipulate viewers reactions (Valenti, 99). A good example of a movie that can be examined for the use of all of these elements is Steven Spielberg’s 1998 film, Saving Private Ryan.
Bud describes the people of Pleasantville’s new imperfections as “It [the colour] can't stop at once, because it's in you, and you can't stop something that's inside you” (Pleasantville). The characters would only change colour if they truly were different and flawed, and not necessarily in a bad way. In Pleasantville their flaws are obvious and unchangeable. They stem from people’s differences and human emotions; not their desire to do evil. Possibility of Evil takes a different approach when talking about its character’s flaws.
This act puts the story in the real life experience where the life of a human being is considered most precious and should not be wasted. This woman`s also suffers literal incarceration as punishment for the murder of her husband. This scene addresses violence in the society and more precisely domestic violence. The story suggests that victims of violence should be in a position to stand up for their rights but in a lawful manner.
Throughout their lives, people must deal with the horrific and violent side of humanity. The side of humanity is shown through the act of war. War is by far the most horrible thing that the human race has to go through. The participants in the war suffer irreversible damage by the atrocities they witness and the things they go through. In the novel “All Quiet on the Western Front" is the description by Erich Maria Remarque of the graphic violence and gore and the psychological pain that the average soldier endured on the western front. However it may seem, this is not violence simply for the shock factor, neither is it simply included to add realism to the novel. Instead this is an effort on Remarque’s behalf to communicate the human aspect of war, and describe the immense suffering that could be inflicted on any soldier during the GReat War. Through the use of the Narrator Paul Baumer, and the graphic imagery and description, Remarque illustrates the suffering that a soldier had to go through, both psychological and physical.
Even though this was apart of their culture they still made these enemies because a lot of the people they were sacrificing were apart of different cultures, and groups. This gave them a lot of rival cultures to have to face, and look out for during their time. Considering the weapons the Aztecs had, if the Spaniards were to attack the Aztecs, they could easily have had success because of the amount of enemies the Aztecs created, and the amount of allies the Spanish got because of that. Another thing that caused the Aztecs to have to claim defeat against the Spaniards was their values. If they had not welcomed the Spanish onto their land, a lot could have been
Red Sammy was not a good man here because he was gullible, but the Grandma thought otherwise. Also, the idea of the “Good Man” gets wrongly used again when the Grandma runs into the Misfit. The Misfit is about to kill the Grandma when she calls him “good” and says that a “Good Man” would not shoot a lady. She then gets shot in the chest three times by a man she called “good” because she thought he aligned with her moral code.
Albert Einstein once said “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.” Miss Strangeworth makes unethical decisions that supplemented to hurt feelings amongst the people in her town. Miss Strangeworth’s intentions are to shield the town’s people from evil while her external actions create her own form of evil. Miss Strangeworth corrupts the relationships of the other people in town toward one another and towards her. Truly, Miss Strangeworth assumed that the town people were corrupt and evil, but in reality Miss Strangeworth.
Madison Avenue advertising executive Roger Thornhill’s (Cary Grant) life changes drastically after he is kidnapped and mistaken for a spy named George Kaplan. After a successful escape from attempted murder by Phillip Vandamm (James Mason), Roger Thornhill begins a journey to search for George Kaplan. On his itinerary, he meets the beautiful Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint). A romantic relationship is started between the two, leaving Thornhill to believe that Even Kendall would cooperate and help him to meet Kaplan. What he does not know is that she actually works for Vandamm. More action-packed events, involving the two characters, occur, all leading to a dramatic ending sequence of events.
Numerous scenes in the novel, The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien, are riddled with violence. Those horrid scenes shape the themes of a heightened mental state and revenge. The actions of the Alpha Company are driven by emotion and stress. These issues create great problems for the Company, stripping them of their civilized societal standards and leaving only natural human instinct.
In a "Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery O 'Connor, the contrast of good and evil is not as evident as it appears on the surface. The road that the family in the story travels symbolizes good up until the point the grandmother all but forces the family to make a detour onto a dirt road that leads to their demise. She is the unlikely antagonist in the story. A serial killer named, The Misfit, is the protagonist despite his homicidal actions. Both characters in the story help to illustrate how a relationship with God is perceived good and sacrilegious behavior is perceived evil.
Moreover, when the Misfit and the two men shoot the whole family in the woods, it illustrates the sinister and cruel world that needs saving. The violent car crash that causes the family to encounter the Misfit in the first place adds to the violent display that O’Connor creates of the world. O’Connor uses the violence in the story to shock the readers into self-awareness (Larson 1). She uses this self-awareness to bring to light the religious theme of redemption and grace for the corrupted. O’Connor’s
In some ways, you could argue that both the misfit like the grandma are both good and evil. At the end, although the grandmother had made the misfit rethink his actions he had to regrettably kill her at the end. There was a moment of truth here, though, and that was that people are inherently flawed no matter how much good they are perceived to be. It is rather the acceptance of this flaw that creates better human
The double standard can be depicted in image changing, in lavish lifestyles, and in superficial happiness. Dorian Gray, the protagonist in the novel, lives a superficially stable double life. The portrait that Basil Hallward, Dorian’s artist and friend, created for Dorian caused a self-image imbalance. The portrait was young and juvenile, while Dorian was soon to grow old and immoral. Thus causing a mental epiphany that made Dorian realize he could not have his fellow peers discover he is not innocent.