We develop through childhood and adolescence by observing others, normally our parents or those close to us. If we are to view others behave aggressively and get by without any consequences for their actions, we learn that this is acceptable. We learn that aggression is a way to control others or persuade them in a way we see fit. “We also learn this behaviour is a method to get what we want or to get our way. On a social level, we come to realize that it is necessary to be aggressive and assertive to be successful and to get ahead in life” (George Zapo, 2012). Aggressive behaviour is not something that is uncommon in Michel Lohman’s life. He has viewed his father on multiple occasions be aggressive towards people to get his way. When Michel was 8 years old, he and his friends broke a store owner’s window with a soccer ball, so he told his dad and they went to apologize and pay for the window. The store owner was not extremely understanding and was rude when Paul was apologizing for his son’s actions. “Beside the counter was a bicycle pump, an old-fashioned upright model. The pump itself was bolted at the bottom to a wooden plank. I leaned down and picked it up. ‘I’d stay where I am if I were you,’ I said calmly. ‘The only thing that’s been damaged so far is a window.’” (Koch, 137). Michel witnessed this behaviour when he was 8 years old, but this was not the first time Michel witnessed this type of violence from his father. The first time was when he was much younger, and Claire Lohman, Paul’s wife, had become ill and was residing in the hospital. Paul’s brother, Serge, and his wife, Babette, had come to talk to Paul about letting Michel stay at their house for a bit so Paul could focus on Claire’s health. The conversation had taken a turn for the worst, “Babette screamed. Serge tried to duck, but the bottom edge of the pan hit him square in the face…There was a cracking sound, and blood now as well: it splattered against the white tiles on the kitchen wall…Michel was standing in the doorway. He wasn’t looking at his uncle on the floor, but at me.” (Koch, 214). Michel learned this aggressive behaviour from his father, just like many other children. There are many different types of violence but psychopathological is the most extreme. “It is related to severe brain injury, psychological trauma, or neurological deficits” (Zapo, 2012). Psychopathological violence is a form of mental illness like antisocial personality disorder, which is treated with medication. Paul had been let go from his teaching position due to inappropriately speaking to students and being violent towards others. The principal recommended Paul go see a psychologist. Returning from the psychologist he never says what his condition is called but is prescribed medication and told to wear sunglasses to reduce stimuli. The medication is used to reduce violent behaviour. Another type of violence common in our society is predatory violence. It includes acts such as assault, robbery and muggings and is done to get something or to hurt somebody. It’s very common in schools, and is an example of antisocial behaviour (Zapo, 2012). It is possible that Michel inherited this psychiatric disorder from his father, thus resulting in his violent behaviour seeing as how he was the ring leader of this horrific act. In all cultures and societies violence is a learned behaviour, but in rare situations it can also be hereditary.