As stress and anger began to build up Dorner leading to bad choices. One theory to explain Dorner’s decisions is genera strain theory (Agnew, 1994). General strain theory states that as certain goals are blocked we begin to feel stressed, resulting in crime. Therefore, as Dorner’s goals in his career became repeatedly blocked, Dorner... ... middle of paper ... ...violent way. While we will never know the true reasons behind Christopher Dorner’s plot and plans, we can use different theories to better understand why he committed such a terrible crime.
Although the implication seemed to be that humanity is denied to the victim of violence, I also suggest that violence diminishes the humanity of the perpetrator. Looming at the point where these two stories encounter each other is a pair of screaming questions. 1) What does it mean to deny humanity? And 2) How can this definition of violence be reconciled with the assertion that literature/storytelling is violent when storytelling is a fabulously human phenomenon? Initially, I was compelled by Dalke's definition of literature as cataclysmic and violent, partly because my immediate reaction was to disagree.
A literary work basically is obscene when it contains graphically explicit content or images, vulgar language, detailed scenes of violence and so on. Obscene is an action or language that would be considere... ... middle of paper ... ...is still very effective if read by the correct audience. “Howl” serves as an example of a work of art that might be obscene, but is so to convey a point. It is a common believe that if something is rude, crude, and dirty, it is worthless and no one should watch it. Although, that may be true for some genres, such as reality TV shows on MTV, but poems, books and art like “Howl” that attempt to show raw human actions are quit different.
For example, he believes we should quell such speech as "abhorred Styx" and "the people of the infernal pit," repla... ... middle of paper ... ...tist or arousal properties of the songs. Even the humorous violent songs increased aggressive thoughts. The study also concluded that violent songs have implications for real world violence. "Aggressive thoughts can influence perceptions of ongoing social interactions, coloring them with an aggressive tint. Such aggression-biased interpretations can, in turn, instigate a more aggressive response -verbal or physical - than would have been emitted in a nonbiased state, thus provoking an aggressive escalatory spiral of antisocial exchanges," said lead researcher Craig A. Anderson, Ph.D. of Iowa State University.
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