The Violence Within Essay

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The most popular thing in our world today is not family, schooling, religion or even the newest song by Jay Z. The thing that our world seems to be the most attracted to is violence. Throughout the years of evolution and invention violence has become the most progressive thing in our society. But through humans’ natural nature of misguidance we often use violence as the solution to many problems, and that may be the real problem. Whatever it is used for good or bad violence seems to be a part of everyday life and no matter how hard we try there is no escaping it. And that is what Gregory Djanikian puts forth in his poem “Violence”. “Violence” is basically a poem arguing the fact that violence is unavoidable, everywhere, and contagious.…show more content…
Violence is a part of our DNA, and it is a key survival instinct. Another key survival instinct is to avoid violence. A glitch exists to that instinct and the problem is that you cannot achieve avoidance of violence. Yes, you may feel safe here on campus, but are you really safe? After the story of the male who was pistol whipped on our very own campus of South Alabama the feeling of safe departed many students. One would think that they can avoid being in a situation of that manner simply by staying in one’s dorm. Even in the safety of your own dorm you are not safe. Someone can come knocking on your door and rob you in the middle of the night. That is just life and the realization that a college campus is really not a violence free place can strike fear into someone imagining the world beyond the walls of South Alabama. If one was to turn on the local, nationwide, or even global news channel most likely the top story of the day will be of a violent nature. No matter where you live or where you go violence follows you. Every city has the same stories of burglary, every state has the same stories of murder, and every country has the same stories of war. You cannot run from violence and you certainly cannot hide from it. Even in some of the safest places cases of violence has occurred. Violence is a form of nature that encompasses our world as we know it. From birth everything that is learned has to be
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