Analysis of Gerard Jones’ “Violent Media is Good for Kids” In the article called “Violent Media is Good for Kids,” by Gerard Jones, a renowned comic- book author, argues that violent media can be helpful for children, rather than be overly harmful. Parents aren’t taking the time to look at how helpful violent media could be for their child. Violence can encourage children to 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 can learn the positives and negatives of violence, which can help them later on in their future choices.
Another aspect is that fighting amongst each gang is fostering a criminal environment. Throughout the book and when Mitchel turned his life around by contact of becoming friends with Elias Batrouney, I related with him, Mitchel. It has encouraged me to take a serious view of my life on what I wanted to do with my life and vocation, starting my apprenticeship in a school environment. Brendon Wild P.3 I enjoyed reading this book as the characters are boys and it is written in an area of controversy.
In the article, Violent Media is Good for Kids, the author makes the point of violent media help kids to express their feelings. He offers an example of his son who was afraid of climbing a tree due to fear. To help his son with his fear he read him the Tarzan comics. He also tell a story about a mid-age girl, who he worked with before. She had multiple family problems and listened to rap to explore her feeling.
Because of this unique characteristic, the audience can connect with characters on a more personal level, witnessing the development of characters throughout the story, or rather, a coming of age. Backderf, having experienced this coming of age with the serial killer, knows Jeffrey Dahmer was more than a monster; he was a shy, disturbed young man whose thoughts coerced him into madness. As a result, Backderf conveys the timeline of Dahmer’s downfall through panels and subtle narration that allow the audience to feel sympathy for the demonized Dahmer. For example, Backderf utilizes a common comic strip technique known as a “splash page” with great regularity. These pages contain a single image that convey a dramatic emphasis on certain scenes.
"Rogers believed that we are free to make choices and control our destinies despite the burdens of the past (book Citation here)". Existential therapy focuses on what clients are experiencing “here and now” which could bring both sides to an understanding of what’s going on. This encourages individuals to rely on their own values and develop themselves to their highest potential. The characters in the movie faced many hardships and endured much pain because of discrimination and prejudice so that is why they have that anger built in. The client centered approach would allow them to feel accepted and also feel like they have unconditional support as well as empathy.
The next part of Crabb’s memoir takes the readers through Crabb overcoming the stereotype and having friends that accept him for being gay, but influence him to start doing drugs. Crabb’s alcohol and drug addiction start to take over his everyday his life,
(Bourgois, 1970: 176) When you are a child, the first few years of your life cement the following years to come, for Primo, this lead to truancy, substance abuse and petty crimes as he reached puberty due to the neglect and alienation he felt as a child. Primo’s upbringing from stealing car radios from upstate to wanting to ultimately provide for himself lead to incarceration and years of “Getting around the wrong crowd” We see throughout chapter 5 that Primo did understand the meaning of right from wrong, he was aware of his actions furthermore adapting older male youths as his masculine role models he was taught how to steal instead of essential components of a child’s life, from an age as early as ten. Another example of how they learned to be better criminals during their schooling days is Caesar, Primo’s second hand man in the inner-city street drug culture. Not only was Caesars up bringing bad from the start (his mother addicted to heroin, committed murder and eventually ended up in jail). Caesar never felt what it was like to belong, being moved from place to place, school to school eventually using violence as an entry way into each school winding him up in a “Ward’s Island for Special Education”, A place Caesar phrased as “where they kept all the lunatics” (Caesar 1970: 190) after Caesar had violently attacked his teachers.
The text pieces Making Sarah Cry and I Escaped a Violent Gang both share the theme of Overcoming obstacles. Although the two may seem different, there are several things that connect them to that theme. The characters overcome hardships that hurt them. The narrator and Sarah in Making Sarah Cry face the hardships of being bullied for things they can’t help. But they found new strength, and soon others became like them.
Offenders tend to act out their fantasies. In extreme cases, bullying can become disastrous for teenagers, resulting in long term consequences. Teenagers feel forced to protect themselves by carrying weapons for protection or seek revenge. Although the internet has become an excellent environment for ideas and thoughts, it has become a common ground for cacophony of misery.