Synthesis: Bowling for Columbine
The documentary, “Bowling for Columbine,” is a story that compares the columbine massacre and how the conflicts in America are being handled. The media greatly influences the way people behave in the society. Therefore, Michael Moore’s documentary can be said to be an analysis of how people’s behavior is affected by the events occurring in the society, not necessarily the media. The paper shall be analyzing the different ideas and elements that Moore outlined in his documentary and provide further explanations and reflections on those ideas with regard to how they have impacted the present society.
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The American government is not setting the right example to the young generation when it bully’s other nations with their powerful weapons because what happens in the society influences the nature of their behavior. A society needs to lead a healthy life, one that is free from fear of violence. The documentary reflected the violence in the society as compared to the bowling sport. People had different views concerning the issues that Moore inquired about, but what was common to them all is that there were some serious concerns in the society that needed to be addressed.
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