zone.” Throughout Goldstein’s article, Freudian theory can be utilized to explain the aggressive nature of
the punk movement and youths involved in it.
There are many different theories as to human nature. One of these theories exists under the
Freud felt aggression can be hidden deep in our subconscious and explode in certain situations. In
“It’s no wonder there are so many fights . . . these idiots kept punching us in the back. Finally I got fed up
and started hitting these guys, even though they were bigger than me.” Another was quoted as saying, “All
they want to do is fight. And next time I’m going to be ready to give’ em one.” When we have provoked
their particular behavior, is to show aggression in return.
our behavior and in constant use. Our inclination to aggression is apparent in one’s relationship with their
neighbors and apparent in what they see as every day, casual behavior. One manager of a club remembered
glass. Then she came out to talk to me,
of aggressive behavior can come with positive outcomes and continues to reaffirm violence
Freud also believed aggression is another human instinct that brings us joy and happiness.
However, civilization refuses any acts of violence, it oppresses this need of aggression deep in our
gang of punk youths, leading to numerous incidents of violence at many area clubs.” On the contrary, a
member of an area band the Germs who would be considered a participant observer feels, “If they’re doing
that (Slam), then I
know they are having fun.” Freud’s opinion of releasing aggression, bringing about happiness and going
about it by defying civilization and cultural opinion, is the underlying reason for
the punk movement.
As seen through the classic examples of aggressive behavior in Goldstein’s article, Freud’s
argument comprises factually correct statements, for both his time and the punk movement. His arguments
conclusion is well supported and his premises meet the conditions
of a deductive argument with relevance and ground. This means that wherever we come
steps in with a beneficial purpose, as it tames the human nature. However, civilization creates human
source of worry and distress, and oppresses our basic human instinct.