Movie Analysis : Bowling For Columbine

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The Moral dilemma presented in the film, Bowling for Columbine, directed and written by Michael Moore, is shown as the basis of the entire film, plot and characterization, which is the relentless reality of America 's love affair with guns, violence and death as a way to resolve problems. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold the two students that led the Columbine shooting on April 20th 1999, in Littleton Colorado led introverted lifestyles and careless attitudes that nobody would think twice about, making it a shock that they were responsible for the Columbine High School massacre killing 12 students and injuring many others. In the very beginning of the movie, we see Moore establishing the fact that it was very easy to get a gun just by opening up a bank account and purchasing bullets from a nearby barber shop. The outline of the moral dilemma follows as such: is it right for anyone to have a gun and use it to kill other people as they like. The moral dilemma was presented through external and internal character action. External action is what the character does and the relationship, purpose, conflicts that arise from the character 's personality. “Perhaps the best reflections of character are a person 's actions” (Boggs and Petrie 62). An example of external action throughout the movie is when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold are said to being bullied and as a result take their revenge out on their classmates. Being bullied throughout their high school years develops into
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