Violence Brought By Violence Essay

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“See, people with power understand exactly one thing: violence” (Chomsky). The history of the world is full of blood, greed, and violence. There has only been wars instigated by the rich, powerful and greedy. Violence often lead to more violence which will cause pain everywhere or somewhere in this world (Solter). Just as Issac Asimov once said, “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent” but things tend to heat up and move up to the next level. Violence, especially in wars, only leads to further violence due to many different elements, especially vengeance, political and economic greed.
Beowulf, the bravest of all warriors, set sail to the distant land of the Danes. He heard of the terror that came upon the kingdom and he went in attempt to allow the people to be reassured. The Geats waited 14 years before stepping up and offering a hand to king Hrothgar. Beowulf was able to do this, not just because the omens were good but because the Danes were their allies and he wanted to help a suffering kingdom. At nightfall, on the day he landed on the shores, Beowulf witnesses what has been terrorizing the kingdom, a monster called Grendel killed people and took over the mead hall. Beowulf killed the monster by tearing his arm off of his body. Through the killing of the monster, order was restored in the Danish kingdom once again. “A prince of the Geats, had killed Grendel, ended the grief, the sorrow, the suffering forced on Hrothgar’s helpless people by a bloodthirsty fiend.” (Raffel 830-833).
In World War I, United States was one of the superpowers of the world. This was the time of isolationism for the United States which means we separated ourselves from the world. The United States did help the war by financially and materialistically supporting the allies. We supported them even though we did not enter the war until later. There were four main reasons why World War I started. The first reason was said to be due to militarism, alliances, imperialism and nationalism (Aldous). Militarism was one of the reasons because when a nation starts to mobilize troops in attempt to keep the country free of threat, other countries will do the same (Aldous). Alliance was stated because an alliance is basically a promise to watch other’s back (Aldous). This happens to be the worst kind since when two countries go to war, it really is not just two but all the allies of those countries will join the war in attempt to watch the other’s back. Imperialism was one of the causes because this means the dominant and strong nations would try to take over a weaker nation’s land, but the weaker nations are fighting back. Things do not stop there but at the end, nations fight over who would take the land which leads to more conflict (Aldous). Lastly, nationalism was the final cause because when the love for the individual’s country is strong, they want to impose their beliefs and ways into other nations (Aldous). This can and will cause a problem right away. While the...

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