They are forced to kill their best friends to prove they are loyal, if they don’t, they are killed. It comes to the point were shooting is “just like drinking a glass of water.” It is often argued that the children choose to stay and kill. Many ask, why didn’t they just desert? Why not shoot the commanders?
This discovery also brought light to the bullying aspect. The boys were in fact not motivated to kill due to bullying, but instead motivated by their mental state. Later in the book, Cullen explains, “‘Psychopaths are capable of behavior that normal people find not only horrible but baffling. ’”(239) Cullen collected all evidence regarding the massacre and compiled it into the book Columbine to help not only the victims and their families, but also the rest of the world make sense of the massacre that took place on April 20, 1999.
“But even with his death, this was a tale that wouldn't have no ending . . . not now, not ever . . . no ending . . .” (pg.355). This quote represents the fact that once evil has been risen, it is extremely difficult to put an end to it.
Rudolfo Anaya clearly points that out in his novel Bless Me, Ultima with the main protagonist Tony. From this, Anaya reveals that childhood is filled with disorientation and awareness with the main protagonist Tony, experiencing death. All of these deaths helped Tony grow more and looking back at the death of Lupito, Narciso, and Florence, they were events that confused him or made him more aware of life. Anaya shows people that childhood is filled with many moments that everyone cannot pinpoint exactly. With Tony, he certainly wants to forget his childhood, but he also keeps it in order to remind himself of what made him Tony.
Usually the thing possess what you once had, wish you had, or wanted to still have. In Graham Greene's short story, The Destructors, he projects how even the most innocent of people- children can become savage and and target to destruct because of oppression. The story centers around a young 12 year old boy named Trevor who was living in a post war depression. He wanted to fit in with the poor kids but "There was his name (and they substituted the initial because otherwise they had no excuse not to laugh at it), the fact that his father, a former architect and present clerk, had "come down in the world"." (pg. 1).
At the end of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the children whose actions were chronicled in the book committed atrocities like murder and torture. Regular children somehow did things worse than anything that they ever could have imagined back at home. This begs the question of what prompted what once were normal children to snap: the circumstances or something that was inside of them all along. The answer in my mind isn’t as simple as one or the other. A winning combination of both spurred average boys into becoming killers, because without something dark being triggered in some of the boys, no one would have even thought about the horrible things that ended up happening.
For example Richie and Peewee were both young teens who didn’t know what war can bring. But they quickly see that it changes them to a mindset of a man instead of a college kid getting a degree. They were always in life and death situations which caused them to adapt to this sneario and lose their old childish way of thinking. But not only being in a dangerous environment caused them to lose their innocence ut, the fact that they had to kill another man which was very hard to do for such a young age “I had killed a man. I though about how he looked, how I felt.
For young boy of his age no growing up with any real worries is ideal and to have the exposure of death is traumatic. This death has opened up his eyes into reality and showed him the true side of life. Antonio has seen the good and evil of the world like Ultima. She is portrayed as the savior of the town, because there is no evil that can match up to the goodness in her. “For us Ultima personified goodness, and any risk in defense of goodness was right.
One of the main ones is that every action has consequences. Brooks demonstrates this by emphasizing the actions of the boys, as well as the last line “Die soon,” which causes the reader to reflect on the actions shown in the poem and infer that they result in death. The importance of education is another message exuded in the text; the grammatical mistakes and explicit statement “[We] left school’ tells the reader that the pool players are uneducated. Holding true to your own morals and beliefs is also projected. The young men are so busy trying to act “real cool,” they do not see that they are going down a dark path.
From the beginning, children are taught to fear the concept of death. Most people spend their lives fearing death, but it’s not death that they are afraid of. It is part of nature to die, and our minds know that, what scares most people is the thought of death before they have had time to accomplish what they want in life. In “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be,” John Keats put into words how people feel about dying before they have been successful in whatever mission they have set forth for themselves. His poem touches the reality of people’s feelings though imagery and figurative language.
In war terrible things happen and one of those things is child soldiers. Children who are recruited and forced to be soldiers in violent conflicts are most definitely victims that deserve forgiveness and should be provided with help. Children are often forced to kill and are used in terrible ways, for example “Iran, which used boys as young as 12 to clear minefields during the Iran-Iraq war. Clearly children don’t want to kill or clear minefields risking their own lives, most of the time in poverty ridden countries parents have to sell their children to survive. Once sold they are exploited in any number of inhumane ways which children should never have to deal with, which is why child soldiers should be given amnesty and are victims.
Mom, this is your son hector and I hope you one day read this so you can hear about my adventures of being kept in a horrible camp for bad boys. Here it isn 't even the work they force us to do that upsets me the most, it 's the emotion they put you through. The kids call me names like idiot, worm, mole, and other saddening things. There is one ince friend here and he tried teaching me how to read, but these people think digging is more important than Learning words that I used to make this!
For kids over the years dealing with abuse, bullying, and mental problem, they attended to think of a way for people to hear them cry out for help. But in this case LaDue didn 't cry out he wanted fame and by shooting or blowing up a school would, probably, he thought, would get him that fame. He would get the distance to seek fame and by killing people that were his answer. For other people it 's different and some of them don 't do it for the fame and glory they do it so people can hear their cries. What LaDue did was wrong and stupid of him how he was doing this.
The child soldiers should be given amnesty as they don’t know what they are doing is wrong, that they are being manipulated into doing things, only that they are threatened if they don’t do as they are told. When we are kids the first thing we learn is what is good, and what is bad to do. Often the child soldiers parents are dead, or the parents are the ones who sent the kids to war. And at a young age without the schooling, or someone telling them what is good, they are taught that killing the enemy is good. The younger the kid the easier it is to train, and manipulate.
This allows for children to grow up believing that they can cheat and get away with it. These children then spread this ideology to their friends who are also beginning to think it is okay to cheat. All these children are therefore growing up believing that it is okay to cheat; they then teach their own children that cheating is an acceptable behavior. This results in a national decline in integrity because the upcoming generations are being raised with the ideology that it is appropriate for them to