Why do people fight? It is a simple question that has a complex answer. It is in our blood to fight but, we have a choice to fight or not. People have been fighting with each other since the existence of man. Not everybody fights for same reason. Everybody is different and their own way of thinking. This can cause a rift between human beings. It can be for love, family, power, freedom, sacrifice, and pride are one of the many reason to fight. Also different circumstances can cause people to fight. Things like oppression, race, and cultures can cause confliction with over people. Fighting also is not just a physical battle with someone else but it can be a battle with oneself. Individuals battle with their emotions and reasoning on the decision that they make. The human mind can be its own battlefield.
From the Stele of Naram-Sin to the Walking Dead, the artists having being showing humans in battles with each other and themselves. The artist can have an agenda or not. It is up to us to decide on how we interpret the art. It can make us feel patriotic, disgusted, pitiful, shameful, happy and other different emotions. Our experiences and outlook on life can determine on how we feel about. The works of art in this gallery depict some reasons to why people fight. By understanding why people fight, we can hope to gain a better understanding of ourselves and how we think.