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  • Columbine High School Massacre Essay

    On April 20th, 1999, two high school students committed a crime that forever altered the mindset of the nation. In a malicious attack, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 15 people, including themselves, and injured 28 others. Both boys were troubled, suffering from both bullying and mental illness. Harris was prescribed Luvox, “an antidepressant medication commonly used to treat patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.” While their mental health and social relations should be taken into consideration, they are not the factors that ultimately caused the teens to carry out such actions. The boys worshiped Hitler, and even “extended their arms in a Nazi salute the way everyone else might slap a high five” when scoring a strike in their bowling class. While Harris and Klebold never verbalized that April 20th, 1999 was also the anniversary of Hitler’s birth, their fondness for him leads experts to assume a connection between Hitler’s birthday and…

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  • Dylan Klebold In The Massacre At Columbine High School

    Dylan Klebold was an intelligent student but had an extremely hard time fitting in at his high school. He befriended Eric Harris and they became close friends due to the similar interests they had. Dylan was hard on himself with his physical appearance, he was very self- loathing and girls did not find him appealing. Depression had a huge impact and was the underlying reason for the actions of Dylan Klebold in the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999. As time went by Dylan’s depression…

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  • Analysis Of Elephant By Gus Van Sant

    docudrama thus, the events in the film are based on the 1999 Columbine school shooting in Colorado, United States. A docudrama also known as documentary drama is a genre which contains dramatized re-enactments of an actual event. In the case of Elephant, Van Sant bases the story line for the film on the events that occurred that day at Columbine High in 1999. However what distinguishes Van Sant’s film from a documentary is the fact that he switches up the characters involved, not following…

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  • The Story Of The Columbine, By Dave Cullen

    ” On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold “murdered one teacher and twelve of their peers” (Senior) inside Columbine High School. The massacre would become the “most lethal” (Senior) in the nation. Almost immediately after the killings took place, the media arrived at Columbine High School. With media comes many myths. After being consumed in the media coverage of the Columbine shooting, Dave Cullen conducted years of research to learn the truth about what happened inside Columbine High…

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  • The Consequences Of Columbine High School Shootings

    At Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado on April 20, 1999, seniors Dylan Klebold (age 17) and his best friend Eric Harris (age 18) carried different types of guns and homemade bombs into their high school. After passing the school threshold, they decided to begin firing targeting their peers, teachers, and other faculty members at that time, causing one of the most tragic high school massacres of all times. When all damage was done, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris committed suicide,…

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  • Analysis Of Columbine High School Shooting

    The massacre at Columbine High School on April 20 of 1999 was one of the most tragic school shootings in American history at the time. From almost the moment the media aired the event, speculation began as to why Dylan Harris and Eric Klebold would commit such horrific acts. Surveillance camera and home video images flooded the news and the minds of people watching them, imprinting ideas of “bullied outcasts, clad in trench coats, seeking revenge on ‘jocks’ and minorities” (James, 2006).…

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  • The Three Terrible Misconceptions Of Columbine And School Shootings

    calling out for answers to why this would ever happen: Columbine. This infamous school shooting was not only life threatening for those who were there inside, but also for those caught in the horrible crossfire of media coverage that followed. From the plethora of myths to the shameless actions of the law enforcement involved, the issues of Columbine just seemed to multiply with no one single answer as to why all of this madness was happening. The many myths encompassed everything from who the…

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  • The Influence Of Gun Violence In America

    Better yet, seems like the perfect time to “be an American.” Statistics show that approximately 11,127 Americans are killed each year by gun violence. With that being said, that places America at the very top of the list, with Japan only having an estimated 39 citizens. It is also revealed in the video documentary, Bowling for Columbine, that Canada is notorious for hunting. However, the deaths that occur through gun violence is not as near or equivalent to that of America. This leads one to…

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  • Violence And Violence: The Consequences Of Video Games

    Despite the little understanding of the affects of video games on young minds, many were quick to presume that the perpetrators of the Columbine shooting, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, were clearly inspired by the, at the time, recently released violent video game, Doom. Some researchers speculate that this assumption is largely formed through one of Eric Harris’ comments about the game, shortly before the massacre, “Doom is so burned into my head my thoughts usually have something to do with…

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  • The Moral Panics Of Collumbine

    On April 20, 1999, two gunmen walked into Columbine high school in Littleton Colorado, and open fired. The gunmen Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, killed thirteen people that day (Springhall 1999). The shooters had trench coats, and ski masks, further, they walked into that school “armed with a semi-automatic carbine rifle, two-sawed off shotguns, a semi-automatic assault pistol, and dozens homemade bombs” (Springhall 1999:622). Students fled the school, and the gunmen entered the library…

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