Essay on Michael Moore 's Bowling For Columbine

1513 Words Dec 18th, 2016 7 Pages
Michael Moore 's Bowling for Columbine, a 2002 American film tries to explore various things that Moore suggested as the root causes for the Columbine High School Massacre, as well as some other acts of violence with guns. Moore’s documentary film aims at examining the culture of guns as well as violence in the United States to find out how the massacres were possible. Moore’s primary argument in the film emphasized that the majority of the Americans are kept frightened of each other, which is probably the main cause of the excessive gun violence. Among many other reasons that he obtains, the two that emerge clearly include the widespread accessibility of guns, as well as a strong culture of fear. It is very clear that the film aims at appealing to an audience of individuals who seek to be against guns. The film follows a particular rhetorical format, which applies an unusually heavy use of pathos, ethos, as well as logos to pass his message regarding a “trigger-happy” America. The paper intends to explore various techniques of persuasion employed by Moore’s throughout the film.
Although the 2002 documentary focused mainly on events that took place back in 1999, it explores an issue that is still valid in America today. Therefore, it implies that its relevance is still felt. The majority of American citizens are still bitter concerning the events that occurred at Columbine accompanied by some other incidents related to gun violence up to the recent days. By presenting this…

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