Violence : Violence And Violence

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Violence in War What is violence? Violence is the act of abusing or exploiting a being mentally, physically, or spiritually. Throughout the world, violence can be found and is often reflected into literature. From adult novels to popular children’s books such as “The Hunger Games”, violence can be identified through starvation, oppression, and death. However, violence can also accentuate the historical significance of war if used correctly. During war, many authors and poets are surrounded by an environment of anxiety, panic, and disarray, with no reassurance of their survival on a planet incapable of peace. Now, violence is shown all over the internet and on media in order to manipulate human emotions and raise attention to a cause. How has violence been depicted through the problems of war, fights for freedom, and struggles of immigration? Death is simply a permanent fix to a temporary problem, so why do countries sacrifice human beings for the sake of something as trivial as oil? Why are people forced to fight for a country that they are born in, regardless of their opinion? Sacrificed as simple pawns to defend their king? “The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities... It is best to win without fighting” (Sun Tzu 8).

From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to other mental disabilities, having a mandatory military draft is absolutely ridiculous. What is the purpose of forcing someone to go to war, for a reason…

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