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Class3_Week2_Movies and Violence

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Movies and Violence: Comparison of Historical Periods Roland Agustin, Jr.  SOC203: Social Problems Jonathan Brooks 06-14-2010
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Life used to be simple back when I was growing up. We never worried about  getting kidnapped or getting seriously hurt by another person. We rode bikes into town  by ourselves, we stayed out until it was dark and we stayed home by ourselves when our  parents went out. We hardly ever locked our car doors and we always kept the front door  of our home unlocked. From the 1960s to 1991 the amount of violence increased, as did  the rate of violence, the number of violent crimes for each 100,000 Americans (Hensley,  2008. p135). With the increase in violence over the years society has become  desensitized to violence as well. In this paper I will be comparing two war-time movies  made in two different historical periods,  Hellcats of the Navy  (1957) and  Saving Private  Ryan  (1999). One reason I believe that the violence depicted in these films are  significantly different is because society has become more acceptable of violence as it  has increased over time. I will also use the conflict theory not to explain why there is  violence in these movies, however to explain why World War II was started the historical  period in which these movies are to take place.
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