Bowling for Columbine Analysis Essay

720 Words May 2nd, 2006 3 Pages
What is the true killer within the United States? Can we blame shameful homicides upon one organization, person, or even topic? Within the movie Bowling for Columbine, creator Michael Moore expands your thoughts and fears of violence. He presents the fear of the United States as being a violent country that is full of citizens idolizing incompetent idols. While watching the film, it is evident that he introduces many themes and characters to prove the aggression and terror. When is a child too young to understand the meaning and consequences of death? Moore shows reports of people saying the details including why they think the acts where committed with many circumstances. One word that can be used to describe the feelings of our …show more content…
However, Moore has his own focal point: Charlton Heston. He is the leader of the NRA that travels around the nation and proclaims pro-gun rallies. When Moore meets inside Heston's house for a private interview, he could not handle the pressure from Moore, and he walked out of the room. This documentary unmasks many issues that pertain globally, but kill nationally. Moore travels to Canada to get the citizen's opinion of the States. Consensus was that the citizens of the United States are living in fear of anyone and everyone. We put alarms on our windows and doors, even going to such extremes as sleeping with a gun under our pillow at night. Canada on the other hand, claims to not fear their neighbors. Moore walked around random neighborhoods and opened unlocked front door after front door, no one even raised a finger. In contrast to our nation, a man actually carried on a friendly conversation upon being surprised by Moore opening the man's door. Is it because guns are not as prevalent, or bullets are not as available? According to the documents from the Columbine shooting, the bullets were purchased from a local Kmart. When Moore heard of this, he decided to take two survivors to the headquarters of Kmart and raise question. The first day did not hold much hope, however on day two with new caster evident, Kmart made a decision to stop selling bullets, everywhere! I think that Moore's biggest warrant to be pulled from this film is
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