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Violence In Society Essay, Research Paper There is excessive violence in society, and it is escalating, as evidence by music, TV, movies, videos, and in schools. How has music and society made people more violent? Violence is everywhere, and some people realize it. Teens are around violence everyday. It’s found in school, the music they listen to and the movies they watch. After kids come home from a school with violence in it, then they go home and play video games with guys chopping other peoples head off, which is very violent. Parents don’t realize what their children listen to. A lot of kids listen to gangster rap. Lyrics from gangster rap contain horrible things like: drugs, sexual abuse, anti social behavior, calling women, or referring to them as “bitches” and

whores. (Webb A1+) There are people that study teens who worship gangster rapers. Tempe Psychologist, Susan C. Olson is disturbed by young people who like gangster rapers. “?Here you have somebody giving kids permission to rebel against all the rules telling them that to be cool, you’ve go to do damage. (Webb A1+) As a result kids today are getting into a lot of trouble with drive by shootings. Another person that’s been around violence is Sgt. John Meza of the Mesa Arizona Police Department’s gang Unit who leads seminars about gangs, We’ve debriefed kids who were involved in drive by shootings and discovered that playing gangster rap before the ride was part of the ritual. It got them pumped up and gave them then nerve to shoot. (Webb A1+) Teens admit to rap making

people Violent, make them want to fight. An eight year old gangster rapier said, ” I like the way rap tells it. He admits that rapiers make people act violent. (Webb A1+) How attached to rap or, how much you can so-called listen to the words? How can you get so involved with it, for it to make you go out and shoot someone? A sixteen year old girl named Shwana Suiter of Mesa Arizona, she said, “I like doing it and I like listening to it. I used to listen to my rap albums, argue with my mom, then go out and get in fights. So yeah, I’d say the music influences people. It makes you think, It pumps you up, gets you ready to fight.” (Webb A1+) Rap music gets teens to do crazy things. Even most serious things like killing someone and using drugs. Violent messages such as death,

and drugs has an effect on how you act. It portrays so much killing and death that in the end, it lessons the impact of death and actually gives kids reasons to kill. (Webb A1+)Teens like rap because of the beat, bass of the music. “Sure I like gangster rap, everybody I know likes it,” said Veronica Rodrigues, a seventeen year old, from Chandler. “We like the beat, and especially the bass. As for all those lyrics go, you hear them, but you don’t pay attention all the time.” (Webb A1+) In movies, TV shows, and video games, there is excessive violence. It’s becoming a way of life (Lawrence 6-14) In the first forty minuets of the movie Terminator II, there was about forty acts of violence. (Terminator) Some of these acts include being burnt with a cigar hit with bat,

breaking arms, and the stabbing of the frostier parents in the head. Arnold Shwgrzenegger in the lead role did a lot of damage such as throwing two guys through a window, shooting a guard at the gate in the leg; shooting the other terminator. (Terminator) It might be hard to believe but there is violence in cartoon shows. In a seven minute cartoon, “Gee Whizz, there were 33 acts of violence viewed? Wile E. Coyote is hit by a car, he is also blow up with dynamite. (Stars) There are several gunshots and a boulder crushes Coyote. (Stars)”Gee Whizz” isn’t the only TV show with violence. In the cartoon MTV’s “Beavis and Butt Head”, they torture animals, they harassed girls, sniff paint thinner, commit credit card fraud. The also set things on fire, shop lifts and steals