Violence in Society

Essay by Nick RenzlerCollege, UndergraduateA+, April 1996

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It gained through violent behavior is only temporary and it lasts until the time of revenge comes around.

Violence was glorified hundreds of years ago. Back then it was a form of a pure entertainment. We know how among ancient Romans, gladiators (usually slaves or captives trained for the purpose),fought with swords or other weapons at public 'shows'. The more harm the gladiators inflicted the bigger hero he was, and the more respect he gained. All the crimes they committed were condoned, accepted and glorified.

Today it seems like instead of gladiators we have boxers. Is boxing just a sport, or another way of violent behavior, that is not only accepted by society but also in many ways glorified? Do we glorify boxing (most of the time bloody shows) because it is entertaining, or maybe because it is a multi-milion dollar business? The scenery of boxing is broken bones, black and blue faces, blood...The

more severe the fight the more exited and happy the audience seems to be. Violence simply stimulates people. Big glory comes when one passes out! is the hero! What is the message here? It is, we will like you more since you are physically stronger, and we will respect you because we are afraid of you. That is again, a wrong message.

Violence is glorified the most throught media, violent movies, TV shows and newspaper sensationalism.


Violent movies are born one after another: "Die Hard","The God Father", "Natural Born Killers", "The Proffesinal", "Pulp Fiction",' Terminator 2', etc. When these kinds of movies come out, there are lines for tickets. In some countries people have to stay in lines to buy food. Violence can not be the way to survive in this society!...