Something that is not often thought about when banning a book, is the culture you’re throwing away with it. Using the same example of “The Great Gatsby” being banned, every young adult misses out on learning about the culture of the roaring twenties. There are other books that could teach high school students about the culture of that time period, but none can do it quite as good as “The Great Gatsby”. It is such a classic, that even if you haven't read the book or watched the movie yourself, you still know what it is, kinda like the Titanic. During the roaring twenties it was all jazz, parties and wealth.
The next thing that I would do is set up a meeting with Reese's mom and explain to her that if she needs anything to please contact me. This will build a relationship with Reese's family. The final thing that I would do is make sure that Reese always has someone to sit with during the lunch hour. This could be a helper to show her where her classes are and where her locker is. 5.
Instead of doing as he was asked Walter ended up using both his and Beneatha's school money to invest in the liquor store. In Walters head this was a good idea because to him investing more money would equal getting more money. Walters friend ends up taking all of the money and disappearing with it. This crushes the Younger family. For the Youngers alcohol is the reason things go
There are multiple reasons why people would choose the latter. Such as, if Charlie knew that Joe was making fun of him, instead of making jokes he would have never came to the bar and gotten hurt. As stated in the quote, “but i had a headache and a big lump on my head and a black and blue all over. I think I maybe fell but Joe Carp says it was they cop they beat up people drunk sometimes”. Clearly in this quote you could recognize that Charlie wasn't beat up by the police, but beat up by Joe Carp.
Drinking is an easy way to rebel against parents and the law while still having fun. Considering that drinking is illegal for those under twenty-one, situations involving underage drinking will most likely take place in dorm rooms or basements, where the chances of getting caught are less. The goal in these conditions is to get drunk as quickly as possible, cultivating binge drinking which creates a high risk and dangerous environment. Sol Israel a twenty-year-old American studying in Canada shares how eighteen year olds and up treat drinking completely different in the two countries. Israel says, “We 're drinking as part of socializing instead of drinking just to get drunk, which is what tends to happen in the United States when kids flout authority.
294). He goes to Café Paragon for Rob’s birthday party, “the kind of place he’s been warned against visiting his whole life” where there is drinking and loose behavior. It is smoky and loud, but people are glad to see him, and he suddenly feels fine. He has taken an important step. He has “an overpowering desire to break free from himself and dive into the flow” and not be conscious about where he is from (p. 296).
While at the hotel one day Lonnie sees across the street that the gas station was being rob, taking this as an advantage Lonnie runs across the street and steals a case of alcohol planning to sell it. The next day when Lonnie goes to basketball practice he is introduced to their new coach, a drunk he meet last night who is involved with a gang. Lonnie refuses to be on the team with a drunk as a coach. Considering Lonnie was the best player on the team, his teammates wanted him to stay, so Lonnie proposes a deal with the coach, a one on one game and if the coach got to five first he would be their coach and if Lonnie got five first the drunk would leave and not be their coach, Lonnie loses. Throughout the novel Lonnie learns new things about the coach he didn't like and by the end of the novel Cal, the coach, becomes like the father he never really met.
However, this version doesn’t truly stick with the script. During the conversation between Ruth and Walter in this version about investing money in the liquor store, they were angry at each other but they were also friendly to each other so it looked more romantic that major conflict or hate. So in 1961 version both Ruth and Walter were yelling at each other just like how it is described in the play but the 2008 version doesn’t show hate towards each other as the book
The moment follows Reggie and his friends attending a party to get “white girl wasted” – another stereotype perpetuated by media. Everything starts off well, with Reggie treating Drunk Trivial Pursuit the way Rosie Perez slayed Jeopardy in White Men Can’t Jump. But then, a rap song comes on and Addison, a White male student, starts reciting the song verbatim. Yes, even the forbidden “N-word”. “Don’t say that,”
Obviously Cops busting our weekend parties pales in comparison to the real problems between the cops and it’s people in other cities but it's still the same concept of two sides not seeing eye to eye, just at a lower degree. My point in this is that there’s always going to be two sides no matter what. Anyone can make a strong case for both but we need to evaluate the overall situation as honest as we can or it would be impossible to get a true outcome. As high school students some of us tend to go to parties not sober even though we are well under