Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser describes school shootings by looking at one school, shooting that happened in Middletown, Colorado. This book is loosely based upon the real events at Columbine High School in Littleton. Two students were teased and harassed by their peers. Eventually, they take them hostage at a school dance. Gary and Brandon were very close friends and they both have something in common: they were both teased and harassed and teased and sometimes even physically and verbally abused. Diaries, newspapers, magazines, and the media brought this story back to life.
School shootings are becoming almost an everyday thing and a very serious issue. Schools shooting are happening all over the world not just in the United States. The events at Columbine High School changed the world forever and especially the United States.
When students enter Junior and Senior High School it is a different world there are different people, different people, and just a whole different way of doing things. High school is where we become who we are going to be in the future, and how we do this is we make new friends, loose old friends, join clubs and programs we may follow new beliefs we become more involved in our community and we strive to do the best that we can do in school. High school should be the best times of our lives, and for most of us it is, but not for Brandon and Gary, they were both teased and harassed especially by the jocks w...
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- The story to give a boy a gun is about a group of four kids who are bullied throughout school for being weird, strange and even for being new. Out of the group there are two individuals who have been tormented to their breaking point. Brendan and Gary who have been best friends since they meet in middle school were done with this life; they couldn’t handle the everyday torture. As the story goes in the bullying becomes worse to the point where these two purchase weapons and learn how to create and detonate bombs.... [tags: story and character analysis]
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- Dave Saunders is a 17-year-old male, working as a field hand for money that his mother holds onto for him, because she deems him too irresponsible to handle his finances. Dave struggles to gain respect from the other workers due to his young age, as they often "talk to him as though he were a little boy" (p 6). Saunders begins to consider himself a work mule; he does all the work for none of the pay or glory. He fantasizes about the day he will become a respected man. Dave feels he can obtain this respect by owning a gun.... [tags: Gun, Weapon]
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- Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death Speech Gaining the credibility in a speech can be difficult at times and can test even the best speakers ability to keep the crowds attention and respect. One of the ways to keep credibility with a crowd is practicing and applying appeal to ethics. Which is defined as winning the favor of the audience by showing strong credibility in the speaker (Merriam-Webster). One of the best speeches that exemplifies the usage of appeal to ethics is Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death” speech where he addresses an issue of war at the revolutionary convention.... [tags: Patrick Henry, how to give an influential speech]
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- I remember when I wrote an essay about gun control and one thing was on my mind, which was a scary story. It was about a young girl who was killed by her brother. Their mother stepped outside of her house for just while, and the children were playing in their mother’s bedroom. The gun was in the closet, and the brother got the gun from the closet room and started shooting at his sister, and she died. It is sad story how the young girl died by the gun. Also, people keeping guns and they irresponsible of their gun.... [tags: defend, gun, impact]
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- If you have ever picked up a handgun whether it ranges from a real gun to even a water gun, you know of how simple it is to use and or operate it within a matter of minutes. You simply enough pick it up, aim it, and squeeze the trigger. The gun does all the rest. The trigger pushes against the sear and the disconnector, this releases the hammer which hits the firing pin that expels the bullet from the cartridge. From a technical viewpoint, this process is almost child 's play. Therein lies the problem.... [tags: Firearm, Gun, Handgun, Firearms]
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- An Analysis of Blake's The School Boy 'The School Boy' is a typical example of Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience in it's themes and imagery. Like many of the other poems in this work it deals with childhood and the subjugation of it's spirit and uses imagery from the natural world. While first published in 1789 as one of the Songs of Innocence there are strong reasons why Blake moved it to the Experience1 section of the 1794 edition. If we compare it to other poems in the collection it sits better with others in Experience than those in Innocence.... [tags: Blake The School Boy]
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