In conclusion, violence is human nature. Within different cultures, violence affects how people interact with one another. If violence is accepted, those who suffer, suffer alone and in silence. If violence is not tolerated, people grasp to make justifications. Violence is a learned behaviour, if we grow up watching people use violence to get their way in the world, we imitate what they do. We are convinced that violence is the only answer and violence means power. However, violence can also be hereditary. Different psychiatric conditions lead to violent acts as a side effect, but this can be controlled with psychiatric medication. Violence is a societal norm, we have made it that way. Media is the largest influential source of violence. With television, cellphones, YouTube, and social media we are surrounded by violence. The human race is extremely susceptible to influential sources, especially the ones that control our lives. We have desensitized ourselves so much, violence has become normal and Herman Koch’s The Dinner was an excellent representation of that.
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