Film Analysis of Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore Essay

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Film Analysis of Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore

In the recent film “Bowling for Columbine,” Michael Moore claims that fear drives people to violence; a short animation clip is also used by Michael Moore to depict the history of the United States in the documentary. The animation brought out a number of issues that set people thinking. Issues on race, fear and violence are also discussed in the documentary (as well as the interview of Oprah Winfrey and Michael Moore.)It is shocking to realize how people have got involved in the culture of fear, and violence. The discrimination of the blacks in America is also discussed in the film. Having watched this documentary, I was totally appalled.
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If you’re not going to protect your family, who is? ” .

Self obsession is one of the issues that were discussed in the interview of Oprah Winfrey and Michael Moore. It appears to me that people have forgotten how to talk things out peacefully anymore, it is also frightening to realise that that almost all of the citizens in America owned a personal gun. Is violence the best way of defence? The culture of possessing a gun just goes to prove how insecure they are in their country. The reason for the possession of a gun most people had was due to self-defence. However, in the case of the killings that had occurred within Columbine high school, as far as I know, the students owned the guns and had planned the mass killings ahead of times, they told their friends about the idea of mass murder, but nobody took them seriously. The impression of “getting a free rifle with a new bank account” I have is that people treated guns like they were toys, and it felt as if people owned guns for the sake of having one. If more guns made people safer then America would be one of the safest countries in the world, but it isn’t, it’s the opposite.

In addition, the interview of Oprah Winfrey with Michael Moore shows what a huge impact the documentary had on its viewers. It opened up all sorts of controversy and sets people thinking about why we have so much anger and violence. It
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