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Childhoods End and Columbine Whose Fault Is It My reading of Childhoods End by Lance Morrow did not influence my understanding of the issues raised in Columbine Whose Fault is it by Marilyn Manson It did not influence my understanding of the issues in Mansons article as Lance Morrows article did not persuade me to think any certain way about the issues presented Lance Morrow did not bias or influence my position on violence or guns and hence didnt influence what I read in Mansons article The article Columbine Whose fault is it describes gun violence in todays society Whilst Manson probably wrote it to stop people from blaming teenage violence on his music there are also many other meanings and issues aside from this It goes pretty deep into discussing violence in our world It says that we applaud the creation of a bomb whose sole purpose is to destroy all of mankind and that America puts killers on the cover of Time magazine Although Mr Manson does state that times are not becoming more violent just more televised the fact is that media coverage has the potential to brainwash children into believing violence is OK It can sway them towards pulling the trigger on a gun because theyve seen it so many times on TV This is what Manson tells us towards the end kids are growing up more cynical they have a lot of information in front of them Theres nowhere to run So really this shows that violence is on the rise and its the medias fault Theyre practically teaching us how to be violent The media since their inception have turned criminals into heroes We try and find a reason to justify killing That may be by blaming it on evil music icons or by finding a reason to make a killing somehow right Manson lists many examples of the human race trying to find a justified
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