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"It's the choices you make not the chances you take that determines your destiny" - SETH

Right or Wrong

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 06:05 AM
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Speech by Raymond Collins


Violence is not generally accepted in our society. There are different levels of violence and some violence can be categorised as not so violent while other violence is extreme. There are guidelines which are set so young people are protected from extreme violence. The Office of Film and Literature Classification places different classifications on the different forms of media. A recent example of this is the banning of GTA San Andreas for its high level of violence and low classification. However we use violence to get what we need and what we want.

Hello fellow classmates, today I am here to defend Raymond’s action in killing Ron Kendall.

The Action I Agree With:

Raymond’s most important action in the story is surrounded with controversy. The important part is when Raymond takes the gun and shoots Ron Kendall. It begins when the war starts in Sesame Street. Raymond keeps saying that he wants a gun. Gracey, Raymond’s sister is trying to convince Ron to abandon Cooper, the racist, and his bizarre idea of war with the blacks. It almost works but Raymond gets Ron’s gun. Ron then walks towards Raymond slowly asking for the gun back but Raymond then shoots Ron. If Raymond had not shot Ron then he would have got the gun back and Raymond and the others would be at risk. So it is Ron’s own fault that he got shot because he and Cooper had threatened Raymond. And all Raymond was trying to do is defend himself from Ron.

The First Point:

Raymond knew what kind of men he was up against. He was up against cold blooded murderers who planned to shoot the aborigines as they escaped from their houses because of the flood. If he were to give the gun back to Ron he and everybody else could be harmed.

The Evidence:

The evidence is stated in the book, “Are you really going to shoot all the blacks when they come out off their houses?” Gracey...


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