The Butterfly Effect In 'Ambush By Tim O' Brien

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Violence can be found everywhere, on the tv, in books, on the internet, and on the news. What is violence you may ask, violence is behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damaging, or to kill someone or something. How can violence affect people’s lives? Well it can cause people physical and emotional pain. Let’s say you call someone a name and beat them up,then they kill themselves, you caused that person emotional and physical pain. You caused their mother or father emotional pain. Violence can cause a butterfly effect. The butterfly effect is when the phenomenon whereby a minute localized change in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere.
In the story Ambush by Tim O’Brien, he shows how he feels when he does something
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He knew he would be free and was determined no matter what was thrown his way. Another example of violence is that in How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster, “Ike McCaslin discovers while reading through plantation ledgers that his grandfather had sired a daughter by one of his slaves, Eunice, and then, not scrupling incest or recognizing the humanity in his slaves that would make his act inest, got that daughter, Tomasina, pregnant” (Foster pg.101) This is violence because he did not have permission from the daughter, so it was basically rape. This caused emotional and physical pain, because it she becomes pregnant which can be painful.
Though violence is always there, good will always rise. As seen in Ambush and The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, violence always has a powerful effect on the people. In Ambush, all the narrator wanted was for the man to live a great life, but that could not happen. In The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, he sees horrible things, yet he still believes that he will be free. In conclusion, violence will happen, but all you have to do is live through it and you can do