If I would have been asked that question I would be part of that percentage of people who don’t believe that it is still achievable anymore. Most people are just generally outworked for it because they are more eager to get it and when that happens other people tend to quit. It is also hard to keep your spirits up with a huge student debt on your back, and it’s not even their fault either because they have to try to become skilled in a trade because in some areas people are getting fired due to machines taking jobs over. While most people don’t even have enough money to support their dream because of how much it may cost. Those are some of the reasons why the American Dream is too out of reach for most people.
Thomson’s article “Startling Finds on Teenage Brains” allows readers to understand that unlike adults, juveniles undergo biological changes which increases the likelihood of them committing crimes. Compounding this evidence with society’s infatuation with violence as depicted in Jenkin’s article “On the Punishment of Teen Killers”, readers can begin to acknowledge that contrary to adults, juveniles who commit heinous crimes are not in complete control of their actions. Furthermore, as a society we should no longer stand to sentence juveniles to life without parole because juveniles are still “malleable”, able to be reformed which is made evident in Garinger article “ Juveniles Don’t Deserve Life Sentences”. As informed members of society we have to be bridge builders, who are capable of crossing between the adult and adolescent world. It is only through these bridges that we are able to rescue kids from themselves.
The majority of them had a lot of free time and turned to crime because of boredom and exclusion from society. The prison population increased by 91% between the years 1993 to 2014. More offenders were being sentenced over these years and for a longer period of time. No progress was made. The 1989 Children’s Act held that a child’s welfare should be paramount (Muncie
These stories explain thoroughly how the idea of equality is naturally impossible and how corruption will always exist. Nevertheless, when compared to "Harrison Bergeron", Anthem does a better job of controlling their society and expresses less government corruption, however both stories are not necessarily moral. In comparison to “Harrison Bergeron”, Anthem has more control over their society because of their severe punishments. In the beginning of Anthem, the main character Equality-7251 gives the readers background information of what type of environment he grew up in. Equality discusses how he was more advanced than others in school and through which he says, “we were lashed more often than all the other children”(22).
When people make choices that could drastically change their life, the decision they make is based on the influence of others. In the novel, The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton a gang called the Greasers is stereotyped as being the “mean types” that slack off at school. Then there are the Socs who are the rich kids with cool cars that happen to like “jumping” greasers. As these two gangs are rivaling, they both go through some dramatic events that change their perspectives on life. In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to.
The Socs and the Greasers are very different in many ways. The Socs are more upper-class and have a lot more money than the Greasers. The Greasers are the East-side kids that are much poorer and live in what we would call the hood, or the bad neighborhood that you always pass on your way to school. In the book the gangs get into fights and people die, but whose fault is it. In this
Greasers were a social status in a way and were frowned upon by the higher-ups. Most of them tend to have more street smarts than actual academical smarts, while the socs, the group that is higher up and opposes the Greasers, tend to be the other way around. But Ponyboy stands apart from this general way of thinking, unlike his fellow greasers he enjoys reading, running track, and even likes to watch sunsets. He has a heart like no other in this book, or in our world. Throughout the book, he is faced with many unexpected obstacles.
Violence was much more powerful than we imagine not only because it led tremendous dis- aster, but also due to the deep impact on individuals. In the book of the Outsiders, the violence of Johnny’s family, the other greasers, and their opposing gangs, the Socials, strongly affected Johnny. The Violence of Johnny’s family impacts Johny’s natural instincts, which means that some of his characteristics were already fixed since he was born, and influenced him in daily life. Johnny grew up in a family without care, love, and understanding. From his parents, he barely gained the warmth of being in a complete family.
Dystopian struggles In a dystopian world, it could be very hard and challenging to live in by trying to survive every day. There is the struggles of crime and poverty, not only is one poor, but they have to worry about other people trying to rob or kill you for their own survival. Then there is the escape from the harsh world of the real life by pretending to be someone better in a virtual world. Not only the real-world sucks, but the utopian world of the OASIS is in high risk of becoming a dystopian world like the real world. Wade is not the only one who struggles in this dystopian world, but everyone does, and they try to find a way to survive in that harsh dystopian world they live in.
In conclusion, the story illustrates that nowadays our society are destroying a purity and value of human beings. Many people work hard for themselves in order to live and survive in the world of Capitalism. It also shows that no one is perfect, even George himself also has his own weakness. He has Lennie as his best friend even though Lennie is abnormal. Therefore, humans deeply need someone to fulfill the other parts of their lives, which are much better than living alone in the
So as Zogam got older he worked and worked. Zogam worked the hardest out of all his teammates and one day he was bigger and faster than the other players. Zogam started breaking a lot of records. The bad part about Zogam he bragged too much about being the best. Kids started not to like him because Zogam did not hanging out with his friends because he was too busy working.
These youth live in poverty, have endured homelessness and hunger, witnessed death and murder, and survived sexual, emotional, and physical abuse. It could be argued that because the youth do not know any other way of life that they should not be held accountable for their actions. However, when poor often black youths commit a crime, they do not have the financial resources available to afford the best attorneys or expert witnesses. As a result, these youths are more often found guilty and given harsher sentences relative to the crimes that they commit. The inability to afford proper legal representation has allowed many black youths to serve time in prison for crimes they didn’t commit.
In the early 1900s, The U.S. had faced a lot of problem. The overcrowded cities as a result of too much immigration was one of the major problem. There were too much competition to find a job for most of those who weren’t wealthy, so most of them have to work even in the worst condition with the least wages. The working condition was terrible there were too many workers, and business owners who were interested to pay the least wages to get the most profit. Workers had to work hard to keep their job and be able to pay their bills.
This shows that there 's more to a person than a title. Another piece of evidence in The Outsiders is ”All socs aren’t like that”(p.34). A soc is someone who lives on the opposite side of town than the Greasers. A soc has more money than a greaser, they also don’t get along due to the fights they have. Some people that are given the label “a soc”
A Greaser’s Daily Trouble Have you been thinking, which side suffers more, I will show you why the greasers suffer more than the Socs. In the story, the greasers are always getting bothered by the Socs. The greasers are always having it very hard everyday. The greasers do not have everything, while the Socs have everything. The greasers struggle more than the Socs because they were poor, their parents did not care about them, and they were always in fights.