Who's to Blame

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GE 217 – Homework for Week 7
Major Writing Assignment (label as “Who’s to Blame?”)
Read the article,”Violent Culture,” by Darren Beals, p.147-150 in your textbook. Analyze this writing in the same manner that you analyzed Quindlen’s article in class. Make sure you identify all types of evidence. You may use the following chart:

Paragraph #s | What is the author saying? | How does the author do this? | 1-3 | The author is saying that the media and public wants to know what made this 15 year old boy kill his family and some classmates. | He states that everyone wants to know why Kinkel killed his family and others. | 4-7 | The author is saying that the media is trying to blame the internet but the media is bringing more focus on the case than the internet. | He describes how the media had the story on every channel that he turned to. | 8 | The author is saying that he would like to know who this Kip Kinkel is really. | By asking who is Kip. | 9-10 | The author is saying that kids have just as much access to guns than an adult and that kids will brag about their shooting skills. | By asking is gun rights lost on our kids and if kids admire movies of certain actors than they will intend to brag about their skills if they have any. | 11 | The author is saying that acting is a bigger issue than boasting and that by viewing other incidents kids may feel the intent to commit some of the same violent acts. | By stating the big difference between boasting and acting. Also by stating extensive coverage of other school shootings may encourage other students to do the same as shoot up their school. | 12-14 | The author is saying that TV is saying that the internet help make Kinkel a killer and by research he sought out how the information could easily be retrieved. | By stating if we believe TV coverage than the internet made Kinkel a killer and he states how…...

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