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Monsters of America

In the epic Beowulf, many monsters existed that threatened a societys way of life. This theme can directly be related to us because of the many troubles facing our communities today. We face these troubles everyday; sometimes in our churches and schools, and as a society we have learned of many different dangers that threaten our lives today. We face many troubles in todays society, and many monsters exist that threaten our communities and ways of life such as weapons, alcohol, and drugs. To begin with, weapons have caused a violent change in our society, leaving people afraid to leave their homes. First, guns have caused a major change because of the many public shootings that have resulted in many deaths. For example, the many school shootings and the recent church shooting in Ft. Worth have left many people to believe that no place is ever safe. These frequent shootings have shown us how guns are easily obtained by almost anyone whether adult or juvenile. The ready availability of weapons, including semi-automatic guns, has increased the incidence of violence and caused many deaths to innocent people. The many bombings that have occurred in recent times, such as the Oklahoma City bombing and the American Embassy bombings, have also shown an increase in a violent weapon that results in many deaths. In addition to weapons, alcohol can also pose a deadly threat to many people throughout the community. Many governmental studies have proven that alcohol and drunk drivers result in most of the automotive deaths each year. Not only are the intoxicated drivers killed, but many innocent people are also killed or severely injured by drivers that are under the influence. Alcohol is also a major cause of domestic problems such as divorce, child abuse, and spousal abuse, which directly results in violence, and the disruption of home life. Many crimes are also a direst result of people under the influence of alcohol and it is responsi...

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