That Was Then, This Is Now



The message in the violence theme in "That Was Then This Is Now" was to show that violence has long lasting effects and that if you don't talk things out you wont get anywhere with your problems.


"behavior involving physical force intending to hurt, damage, of kill something."

This is the defintion of violence, as found in the book this shows up a multiple number of times. As for every time violence shows up there is long lasting effect on, not only, the victim but also the innocent around the victim. Charlie died due to violence and now Bryon is in a state of shock and hurt from the exprience.

My View

For me i see violence as a thing that hurts people physically and bystanders are hurt emotionally. For example if someone where to be killed in a shooting they are physically harmed while there family is emotionally harmed from the lost of a loved one.
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"Every minute 120 women listen promise of love at the marriage ceremony. Every minute 10 women are raped, stabbed or beaten by their partners.

There is more than just plain violence like people killing people. There is domestic violence, abuse and other illegal acts of violence. These different acts aren't rare, they happen more than you would think. In fact the violence has risen over the years. For example with Halloween there are people who poison, infect, and or slip razors in the candy they hand out to little kids. It wasn't always this way, times have changed and there is more violence now than then.

Violence Poem

Drugs all over under the ground.
Guns, people crying, putting each other down.
People every day do crazy things.
Buying fancy cars and a lot of rings.
You have nothing to show for yourself.
You're dying on the inside,and you have bad health.
I wonder what the community can do.
I have no idea, not even a clue.
I look in the paper and I see someone dead.
They lay on the stretcher like it was a bed.
The mothers stand in silence.
People should think TO STOP THE VIOLENCE!!!


Violence Poem

This is the poem above. I chose this poem because it says that violence is a terrible thing and to stop it.