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The story of, “The World Champions Tragedy,” is a story of ordinary people. Everyday terrible tragedies happen that we hear about in the news. Most people will obviously feel sympathy for these things, but isn’t it true that, the majority of us will say, “That will never happen to me.” Maybe, most of us won’t verbally say something like that, but maybe we subconsciously feel or think like that. This story is an ordinary one of ordinary people. Unfortunately, in our society, people become victims and offenders do to certain circumstances and situations. Life is definitely unfair in every aspect. A reflection on, “The World Champions Tragedy,” is one way we can have insight into HOW these “tragedies” happen in real life. The reflection will show the following: Why the story was chosen, everything about the individuals in the story (From a criminal justice/psychological view), the world of pro wrestling, murder and filicide, alcohol and crime, life in prison and the psychological effects of suppression.
Professional wrestling was one of my favorite passions growing up. Naturally, I loved some of those wrestlers and some of them were heroes to me. One of my favorites was Chris Benoit. Since this class is a criminology class, I figured, why not write a similar story about the tragedy of a fictional wrestler. I thought; why not try to show how a famous person is easily susceptible to any calamity or malady or tragedy. Can anyone tell me, that he/she has the assurance of what’s going to happen the next day or the next hour or the next minute? NO! Were all human beings and human life is fragile. The main character in my story, Tim Bower, was both a victim to himself and his circumstances; he was also the offender as well. I did my bes...


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...s himself and not seek help? Perhaps it was a pride issue, or a fear issue. Actually, many people don’t get help because of pride or fear of being vulnerable. Whether it is pride or fear or any other reason, it takes courage to seek the help one needs. It would make a world of difference if someone got the help they needed, that would prevent much crime and tragedy from occurring.
In summation, life is full of grief and misfortunes. Anything can happen to anyone. “The World Champions Tragedy,” is just one example of how life can turn out for the worst. Reflecting on why this story was chosen, the characters in this story, the world of pro wrestling, murder-filicide, alcohol and crime, life in prison, and the psychological effects of suppression show us how these “tragedies” came to pass in the story. Real lessons and warnings can be learned from this story.




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