Can you imagine not being able to choose whether or not you want to be a part of a life filled with violence? Some people are just sucked into it because of choices other people make. For instance, Geoffrey Canada’s mom moved him & his three brothers into to the south Bronx where the journey of violence then began. In the memoir Fist Stick Knife Gun the narrator Geoffrey Canada goes through a series of events that eventually influences him to become the man he is today. Geoffrey Continues to reflect on his experiences and shows how he learned from them being that he grew up very poorly compared to an average kid in a rough neighborhood in the south Bronx where he went through a number of life-changing or eye
Violence is an action that people despise but is mostly always used when one well being is threatened. The book “the outsiders” it is about a boy named ponyboy who is in a gang and struggles with his differences from the rest of the gang. The text “fist stick knife gun” talks of a boy and his brothers who use violence to get a jacket back from a boy who stole it from them. Both the authors use the protagonist conflict in their life to connect to the theme violence leads to more violence. In both “Outsiders” and “Fist stick knife gun” the authors uses POV of the characters to develop the theme of violence never ends it's like a cycle.
Drugs. Murder. Prostitution. These words should never be discussed in a classroom, particularly when they will influence the audience to participate in them. Truman Capote's nonfiction novel, In Cold Blood, discusses all of these horrid issues through the chilling account of the Clutter family murder on November fifteenth, 1959. This novel includes elicit dissuasion of violence and sexual content, not appropriate for a young audience. Although youth should not be sheltered from the evil world around them, In Cold Blood should be banned from instruction in high schools due to its graphic and gruesome portrayal of criminal actions.
In chapter six, the author explains that although the boys had easy access to weapons, they rarely used them because of their clear understanding the consequences associated with such violence. During his time studying these boys, he found that most cases of conflict were resolved without the use of weapon(s), but rather with “harsh conversation”. This observation highly contradicts the typical view of gang members who are commonly stereotyped by their local community and justice system in Oakland. Rios describes how the boys “Conversations often involved references to guns as analogies for resolving conflict and demonstrating manhood”. The fact that most conflicts are dealt with in non-violent ways, highlights the negative role
Geoffrey Canada does an excellent job of bringing his readers to the streets of the South Bronx and making them understand the culture and code of growing up in a poor, New York City neighborhood in the ‘50s and ‘60s. In his book, Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun, Canada details, through his own childhood experiences, the progression of violence in poverty plagued neighborhoods across America over the last 50 years. From learning to be “brave” by being forced to fight his best friend on a sidewalk at six-years-old, to staring down an enraged, knife wielding, “outsider” with nothing to defend himself but nerve, Canada explains the nightmare of fear that tens of thousands of children live through every day growing up in poor neighborhoods.
Throughout the world, violence has occurred in some form in each individual’s life since the beginning of time. Violence is any action, inaction, or structural arrangement that results in physical or nonphysical harm to one or more animals. There are three types of violence to classify the act, which is Institutional, Interpersonal, and Structural. Within each type of violence are specific categories that occur, such as family, religion, educational, corporate, and even economical violence.
A simple act of violence can genuinely affect an individual's state of mind. Through violence, individuals feel empowered and are tempted to prolong their violent nature. This results in one heinous act, following with worse violence. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of A Boy Soldier, both authors effectively highlight a theme, that violence will ultimately lead to more violence. Both of the protagonists endure massive shifts in character that are induced by violent acts. Their first act of murder is what begins this vicious cycle and with the introduction of heavy influences, their characters dramatically change for the worst. As the protagonists enter this endless spiral, they become trapped with no point
The book Fist Stick Knife Gun by Geoffrey Canada is a memoir of his early childhood in the slums of south Bronx. Geoffrey’s single mother did the best she could with the little she had to raise him and his four older brothers. She provided them with street knowledge that would later help them survive and not be victims even in the most violent areas of the south Bronx. Geoffrey and his brothers would go on to move from place to place with their mother until they finally settled on Union Avenue, the area where they would spend most of their childhood growing up. Union Avenue became their school of life, there they learned everything they needed to know in order to survive in the ghetto. Geoffrey became strong enough mentally and physically to
This novel portrays how violence leaves physical and emotional scars. SE Hilton explores the effect of living in a place where a teenager can't even walk home by himself and where fear is the foremost emotion. Gang violence, shooting, stabbing, ignorance etc are examples of violence illustrated in the novel. I will explore the theme of violence through characters such as Johnny,Dally and Bob and analyse the emotional and physical damage caused by the violence in this novel. These characters inflict and/or suffer from physical, emotional and verbal violence.
In the article called “Violent Media is Good for Kids,” by Gerard Jones, a renowned comic- book author, is arguing that violent media can be helpful for children, rather than be overly harmful. Parents aren’t taking the time to really look at how helpful violent content could possibly be for their child. Yet, violence can help children learn how to reach for their own inner power that they may have never been able to find before. Furthermore, children as they grow up may even go towards violence that presents justice, rather than the negative types of violence. With this is learning of positive and negative violence, it can help them later on in their future choices. Also, children often need to experience some traits that go along with violence so that they can conditioning themselves to develop who they are going to become. Corresponding with this idea, thoughts of having powers or even the stories about having powers can help a child learn they can overcome any kinds of conflicts they may face externally or internally in life. Thus, also helps them with gaining dependence with themselves overtime. As well as with “creative violence”, this term that is correlated to the idea of helping children learn how to deal with rage and even be able to control it whenever life becomes challenging. Even though parents still may not see the appealed of letting their children be exposed to violent content due to the fear of them
Domestic Violence is an issue that is prevalent in the United States. Domestic violence can have a tremendous impact on individuals, children and families and last a lifetime. This paper will examine two theories, social learning theory and conflict theory, and will be used to address the issue of domestic violence. Social learning theory will be used to examine the basis of learned behavior, specifically early exposure to violence, and how the behaviors observed by an individual may later become imitated in one’s relationships. Conflict theory will also be used to examine
This book is an accurate representation of society today because, the characters represent different types of people when an incident involving police brutality occurs. Quinn Collins, acts as if he is too afraid to stand up and doesn 't want to face the truth about what happened,
The video that made me think the most, was Prison Kids: Juvenile Justice in America. They interviewed many kids, parents and the government officials who worked alongside these programs. This video was the most interesting to me because you do not hear much about kids being arrested.
Throughout the 17th-century gangs have been causing havoc in people's life and destroying the society. The National Institute of Justice (2011) has defined a gang as "A group of collective members which create an atmosphere of intimidation among citizens." Many of these gangs are well organized, using different forms of violence to control neighbourhoods and to conduct their illegal activities. The National Gang Threat Assessment (2011) reports that “Gangs are responsible for an average of 48 percent of violent crime in most jurisdictions.” Street Gangs have caused incidences of violence that is confined in the inner city of many countries. Most gangs are made up of young males that are of a similar background and have a desire of acquiring