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America’s Violence Fixation
One of America’s biggest problems today is violence. It is happening
everywhere, in the households, out on the streets, even in our schools. When
we watch the news and see these acts of violence, we hear the blame be put to
one thing: entertainment. Movies and video games are supposedly causing young
people to behave aggressively in society, and maybe even compelling them to
kill. Some even believe that video rental stores should have policies, such
as always requiring an ID, and that some TV programs, movies, and games
glorify guns and violence, as well as the guns themselves
(center4policy.org). True, some films do portray murder and violence as
justifiable; films such as Blade, in which the title character killed
vampires in an effort to protect the human race, or The Matrix, where the
main characters used violence to free humanity from an artificial
intelligence. Video games also have a considerable amount of violence in them
as well. The main idea of Grand Theft Auto, one of the more popular video
games, is to overtake a…
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