Rhetorical analysis of community that has become the center of media interest and reveals contests over values.

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We will be analysing the discussion, texts and events after the death of Tyler Clementi the 18 year old student who committed suicide on being bullied over the web based in his sexual orientation by his ‘straight’…

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Tyler was a student of the Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. He had jumped to his death in from the George Washington Bridge on September 2012 due to continuous social ostracising and humiliation over a period of weeks by his room-mate Ravi. He was a victim of gender-discrimination. (Zernike 2012)
The cause of his death was ascertained by police, family, relatives and other connected with the suicide to be the ruthless sexual discrimination and cyber-bullying by Clementi’s friends. The United States of America has been plagued by hate crime since ling back. The first signs of a growing hate crime were noticed in the year October 7 1998, when the gruesome murder of Mathew Shepherd was committed by Aaron Mc Kinney and Russell Henderson. In fact, it can be worse that hat crime existed since long back, earlier than the Shepherd Murder case, which would make it worse and tougher to weed out from the modern day society of America.
From what has been analysed form the Matthew Shepherd and the Tyler Clementi Case it emerges that most of these hate crimes happen due to a latent homophobia [resent deep within the subconscious of certain individuals in the society. As studied from the Matthew Shepherd case, his killers McKinney and Henderson were haters of homosexuals and afflicted with homophobia. Such people are referred to in the modern society as closet-gays. Men who are unconfident of the strength or degree of gender-appeal, unsure of their sexuality but on the other hand afraid to come to terms with it have been reported to indulge in hate crimes and behave unethically with gays and lesbians.
In the Shepherd Murder Case, the prime accused McKinney was found to be a man with petite features. In the jargon of Laramie MacKinney was a wuss himself. “Wussitude haunts a boy’s every move.” That’s how gay-haters and hate-criminals are born, through a daily struggle of trying to be a ...
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