(Teen killed over bus ticket- found in a pool of blood beside a coffee shop) What do you think about this article?  Your reaction?How can I write 9-11 sentences about this giving my opinion?

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ask996 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Without reading the article, it is a little difficult to determine what an appropriate response would be, but I’ll give it a shot. The fact that the teen was killed for a bus ticket is a horrifying commentary on a society where 1) people feel that using violence to obtain their desires is okay, and 2) that something so trivial would lead people to this choice. Another element based upon the limited information you provided is that the place where the youth was found was described as a coffee shop--not a diner, a café, or a bar. “Coffee shops” are usually found in nicer neighborhoods, and yet you mention he was “found”, as if he was killed and left there or like no one cared enough to help. Most neighborhoods would like to pretend things like this couldn’t happen there, but perhaps this proves senseless violence can happen anywhere.

Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The previous post did a very nice job with addressing the question.  I think you can generate a great many sentences about how the notion of murder in the public setting has become an issue that fails to generate much in the way of shock any longer.  This is a fairly horrific state of affairs.  The fact that violence and murder are resulting so often in such trivial manners is representative of the world in which we live.  There are mant such stories where kids are killed over disputes in card games, shoe ownership or other trivial items.  The fact that the subject in apparent dispute over a bus ticket would be consistent with such a very unnerving trend.  Murder and violence over what would seem to be trivial and contingent items are becoming more real and definable, which indicates a great deal about our setting.