Nature Vs Nurture Columbine High School Shooting

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In Dave Cullen 's book Columbine we are given a new perspective on the columbine high school shooting, and the events prior. We are shown Eric and Dylan’s personal lives outside of being the “Cruel” and “Heartless” people that they are. They are people that we have created and refuse to accept so it’s their fault for what they become. Have we as a society willingly created this? History’s effect on how we see people is detrimental. Since the dawn of time there has always been some sort of hierarchy whether its within society or even in a single household. This more often than not instills or strengthens a internal slumber of hatred, and extreme discontent towards humanity for the results of their actions. A woman who has spent a considerable …show more content…

The N.C.F.CM.A.A.E.T.S. believes this to be true and that the serial killers have nothing to do with us, they are simply a product of their own misfortune. As a bold way to start their argument they state that “serial killers are only driven by instinct and a desire to kill.” (Serial Killers: Nature vs. Nurture, How Serial Killers are Born). From an outside perspective this is a logical conclusion. It’s easy to just look at a person that has committed a heinous act and label them an animal who only thinks about killing other people. However, that is not the case it’s only the surface level. Until you explore the details of the underlying issue(in this case it’s the psychological impairment of the said killer) it’s impossible to make a justified claim. A good strong point that they make is "Movies and TV have put an image into our minds that these are the characteristics of a murderer when in reality they are masters at disguising their emotions and thoughts letting them blend into society.” (Serial Killers: Nature vs. Nurture, How Serial Killers are Born). The second part of this statement is accurate, they are really good at hiding their emotions. This allows them to appear among the population as normal. However, they are not doing this because they want to but because they have to. All they had to endure was tough so they must put up a shell or a front to keep people from seeing the harsh reality of what they have to go

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