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Unformatted text preview: and eventually escalated to the point to where Elizabeth could no longer tolerate the abuse. This is usually the case with school shootings due to the wide varieties of personalities amongst teenagers. Teens usually feel pressured to “fitting in” and when they are unable to, they usually feel as if something may be wrong with them leading to depression, as this was the case with Elizabeth. With symbolic interactionism, Elizabeth used her violence as a form of expressing herself. She was fed up with her classmates attitudes towards her and felt helpless, which led to the extreme action of shooting a fellow classmate. Her action symbolized how Jose Ponce Soc. 1310-6 defenseless she felt and how much damage her classmates actions were actually causing her. Elizabeth’s action was another way of saying “I’ve had enough.”...
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.
- Spring '08