What is the function of violence in the film Taxi Driver?

What is the function of violence in the film Taxi Driver? Topic: Different perspective essay ideas
June 17, 2019 / By Colbert
Question: I have an essay to write about this and I've got some ideas of my own, but i wanted to see what other people thought about it, so i can give different perspectives. Thanks!
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Antwan Antwan | 7 days ago
The guy wants to be somebody, so he lets out his frustration on criminals and people who do bad. He basically thinks its his duty to take out the trash.
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Antwan Originally Answered: Justify domestic violence/abuse?
There are societies where it is permissible to beat your wife. It was assumed for instance for much of history in western society that a man had a right to beat his wife if necessary, just as he had the right to beat his children, servants, apprentices, in fact all his subordinates. For instance, in 'When Fathers ruled, family Life in Reformation Europe' , Steven Ozment quotes from a poem written in the 17th century, in which a man gives advice to a friend about how to treat his wife: 'One does not keep house by war, But by peace and friendship. St. Paul has taught us men To rule our wives with understanding. Not by harassment and crude tyranny. Because wives are the weaker sex. Therefore, punish your wife Only with kind and understanding words spoken together in private..... So punish your wife modestly, And if there is any honor in her She will become an obedient wife. As one says "A devoted husband Can bring forth a devoted wife." But if she remains self-willed, And refuses what is fair and reasonable. And opposes you in all you request, Ever disobedient and rebellious, On those occasions when she spurns cooperation. You may punish her with blows - Yet do so still with reason and modesty, So that no harm is done to either of you. Use both a carrot and a stick To bring about companionship.' There are many societies in the world today where it is considered permissible for husbands to beat their wives, in many Islamic countries for instance, since the Koran specifically states that husbands may beat disobedient wives. In fact there was something on an uproar a few years ago, when a Muslim cleric in some western country, not sure which one, published a book directed at Muslim men in which he gave advice on how to beat their wives. I think he advised only striking them on the hands or the feet, but I don't recall the exact details. You might also like to consider that many societies do, and did, draw a distinction between controlled chastisement as punishment, and brutality, as in beating someone up. Just as that same distinction would be drawn when it came to the punishment of children. Smacking of children is still allowed in many countries, but brutality is not necessarily condoned. and the same has been the case with chastisement of wives.
Antwan Originally Answered: Justify domestic violence/abuse?
In order for the beating to be justified, is has be deserved, or serve some positive purpose. I don't think you're ever going to find an example of that. Culturally accepted, yes. Justified, no.
Antwan Originally Answered: Justify domestic violence/abuse?
Here in the US, it was a myth that it was completely acceptable for a man to beat his wife, although it wasn't punished very often. But men could and did get arrested for it. For it to be "acceptable," the way I was taught basically 3 things had to happen: 1. It had to be done behind closed doors. Most people didn't want to see it happen. 2. There could be no serious injuries and certainly she couldn't die from it. If that happened a man was most likely going to get punished. 3. It wasn't to be talked about in public, by either the man or the woman.

Tresha Tresha
its the whole termoil within thing loner wants to be somebody wants to do good but has seen so much Bad he thinks in his twisted mind hes helping UGH its a fantastic movie one of scorcese's best but trying to figure out his meaning behind it for me takes away from the fun of the film.
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Tresha Originally Answered: I have no idea if I was convicted or not. domestic violence?
I would think the case was dropped (disposed of). You have to register on that site, One Time View to see details of that case. GO to the County Clerk for that jurisdiction, I'm sure they will pull the file for free.
Tresha Originally Answered: I have no idea if I was convicted or not. domestic violence?
Domestic is not family court first of all. Juvenille court would mean family. It would say Juvenille in court type if you were family. Now for domestic, it means DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS WHEN AN ADULT BULLIES AND HURTS HIS. OR HER PARTNER AND CREATES FEAR AND HARM ...It means that you had a relationship with her. Disposed, means it's dismissed, thrown out. It never went through. Something fell through the cracks and maybe she dropped the charges or the court did not find any reason to believe this charge is ligit or there was not enough evidence to support the complaint. Any time you are a suspect of a charge does not matter what it is it can even be petty theft, and it will show up on your record dismissed or not. That means at some point you were arrested when that was going on in your past. You had to have or summoned with a warrant to appear. Either way, when you are arrested or summoned, you're registered in the court system and it stays. Violence is serious to the courts. Even if you were innocent or guilty. Now, there are loop holes to getting charges off your record. In other words expunged. What you need to do is look at how long it has been, if it's been more than 3 years which is what you need to give it then you go about a lawyer to expunge this off your record. A lawyer would request from the judge this to be granted. It always most of the time costs money to have this done. But it is not a gauruntee it's really up to the judge if approved or not. If your record is squeaky clean and just have that one conviction that was dismissed, then you might just luck out on expungement. Other than that, nothing you can do when a charged is placed in the court. You might want to contact the local court of where this happened, and they can definitely provide you details of this matter and what steps you need to take. I had 2 DUI's in my past (a few years a part and nothing else) and they are staying on my record, even though one was dismissed and dropped to a reckless driving. It is not hurting me in obtaining my career as a corrections officer and FBI. So maybe that will shine some light to you =)

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