Interpersonal Violence

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How does violence affect people’s ability to control their fate? Fate is the development of events beyond a person's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power. Violence can control one’s fate because violence is behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something. You cannot seek fate if you are misled by violence. Violence is both unavoidable and unjustifiable* (Albert Camus). It places you in a situation where there is no escaping from and once you have committed that undesirable action it will alter your fate. There are 3 types of violence behaviors: Self-directed violence, interpersonal violence, and collective violence. This paper will explain 3 types of violent behaviors that alter fate …show more content…
This violence can control one’s fate, and the other person being affected. Interpersonal violence is displayed in a short story “Tell them not to kill me” written by Juan Rulfo. Jovencio killed Don Lupe (a person who he shared his land with) because the two were feuding over grazing and water rights during a dry spell. Don Lupe refused to let Jovencio animals graze on his property. After several warnings, Don Lupe finally killed one of Juvencio’s animals for wandering onto his land. In retribution, Jovencio killed Don Lupe. Interpersonal violence is affecting Jovencio’s fate, because now people want to kill him for what he did. Jovencio tries to avoid his fate by hiding up in the mountains, and hiding with his son in Palo de Venado. Moreover, an example of interpersonal violence that affects one’s fate is displayed in the revenge tragedy “Hamlet” written by William Shakespeare. Hamlet wants to kill Claudius because Claudius killed his father. Hamlet state of mind depends upon the life of Claudius on whether or not he is ready to kill Claudius for what he did. Claudius’s fate depends upon Hamlet madness; therefore, fate is determined by someone interpersonal violent actions. Another key point that involves interpersonal violence that affects one’s fate is displayed in the revenge tragedy “Hamlet” when Laertes wants vengeance on hamlet because he killed his father, Polonius. In brief, fate is …show more content…
This type of violence not only affects one’s fate but many people are involved with this sort of violent manner. An example of collective violence that affects the fate of others are displayed in a feature article “Blocking the Transmission of Violence” written by Alex Kotlowitz. Martin Torres used to be affiliated with a Hispanic gang. The gang use violence toward others as a threat to obtain a certain objective. Violence has altered Martin Torres fate by changing how he is supposed to

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