Columbine Research Paper

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The Blues Everyone has depression at least once in their life. While some people overcome it and change their life, others suffer from despair. Sometimes, they harm others and die by their own hands. Dave Cullen, author of Columbine, comprehensively explains the Columbine High School massacre, premeditated by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold on April 20, 1999. Teen depression is the greatest unlearned lesson of Columbine because genial Klebold turned to a mass murderer due to teen depression. Most people assumed that Dylan and Eric were bullied into retaliation. In fact, they were not the ordinary kids. Dave Cullen had researched on the Columbine massacre for 10 years and eventually concluded, “There had been no trigger – at least none that would be satisfying to horrified outsiders, grieving parents or anyone in between. Eric Harris was a psychopath, simple as that. Dylan Klebold was a suicidally depressed kid who yoked his fate to a sadist (“the End of the Trench Coat Mafia”). The depression leads the worst school shooting in U.S. history. How powerful depression is and how depression contains villainy.…show more content…
He was brilliant and benign. Dylan had a best friend Brooks over 10 years and had friendly relationship with Brooks’ parents. Brooks’ father Randy Brown asserted, “Dylan was a nice gentle young man” (“Killing Spree – Columbine”). Known Dylan for a long time, Brown knew Dylan well and appeared quite reasonable. As Dylan’s mother Susan Klebold shared his story, she had same view as Brown’s. However, Klebold recalled “Dylan as a joyful and intellectually adventurous child who changed dramatically after he entered junior high school, becoming quiet, unmotivated academically and irritable” (“Columbine Shooter Dylan Klebold's Mother Shares Story”). Depression changed Dylan placid to
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