Victor Rios, author of Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Youths grew up in Oakland, California. During his childhood there he had an experience that made him return to Oakland to question and study the current issues that the youth’s their face. At the age of 14 he had joined a gang, he did this mostly for protection from other gangs and threats in the area, and during his time in the gang he met another kid named “smiley,” nicknamed because of his knack to smile during every situation, good or bad. Rios would become good friends with him, and even steal a car for him to use as a home at one point when he was kicked out of his own home. Although this would eventually lead to one of his first encounters with bad police officers, as he was severely beaten for what he had done. This combined with the eventual death of “smiley” made Rios feel the need to turn his life around,
As sociologists Thornton is one of many criminologist who have recognised that from 1960s onwards, society has endured major change. According to her on the study of “the social logical of subculture capital”, Thornton and McRobbie argue that Cohen’s view of moral panics has changed in societies prospective and therefore needs updating as it does not relate to the problems society is facing. The world is now more technologized media has greater plurality of views and individuals perception. Thornton and McRobbie (1995) continue o say this makes it ‘impossible to rely on the old models with their stages and cycles, universal media, monolithic societal or hegemonic reactions’.
The Greasers and the Socs both have their stereotypes. The public believes greasers are no good juveniles and that socials help the community. One another thinks that they are no good trash. Although, that is not true. Randy and Ponyboy are similar, they both follow stereotypes, but don’t want to be one. They talked about Bob’s death and apologized which proved the stereotypes they had of each other wrong and that they can get along. Later Pony talks to Cherry Valance before the rumble. They previously proved those same stereotypes wrong and continue to as they share similarities.
Within the novel, “The Outsiders”, written by S.E Hinton, it conveys the rivalry between the two gangs, the Socs and the Greasers. They constantly encounter conflict since the Socs are wealthy, living on the West side of town unlike the Greasers who are lower class, living on the opposite side of town. Each gang consists of multiple members, however, for the Greasers, particularly one member stands out from the crowd, Sodapop. His personality reveals that he is someone who endlessly provides comfort while keeping the peace but still maintaining a happy-go-lucky attitude.
The great philosopher Plato once said , “Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, and the other of the rich; these are at the war with one another.” This quote perfectly summarizes the theme of S.E Hinton's novel, The Outsiders. The novel is about two gangs/groups that live in Rural, Oklahoma, the Greasers and the Socials. The Socs are the more affluent and often times referred to as the ‘West-side rich kids’, and the Greasers, are the less fortunate gang. Throughout the novel both gangs experience various types of conflict and at one point their differences ended up costing the life of a couple gang members. I will prove that the socs were the primary group that caused the conflict in the novel.
Stereotypes are the main reason of the misconception of Hispanic, but are repeatedly use in cinema. As a matter of fact, many popular cultural cliché are used in films, such as “sombreros and […] Mexicans consuming only the three diet staples of chile, tacos, and liquor” (Hernandez). This suggest that cultural aspect of Hispanic’s life are showed in movie. However, there are often overused and become, by the same occasion, stereotypes, or they are used to make fun of Latinos. Additionally, as violence is an important issue in many Hispanic country, Latinos are often linked with violence, criminality and nastiness. They are often “portrayed as cynical, gang members, in despair, kidnappers, macho, mean, prison inmates, racists, scraggly, tire
Ponyboy’s feelings and attitude towards the Socs changes in many different ways throughout the novel. His initial attitude towards the Socs was all about looking cool and tuff all the time. It was how things were. The forces behind his change in attitude are the softer sides of the Socs. His final attitude towards the Socs were softened, even though his gang still hate them.
S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders is a novel that follows a group of boys growing up in the 1960s who have to face prejudice and stereotypes on a daily basis. The author uses multiple examples of prejudice in the novel to demonstrate the destructive nature of prejudice on the characters in the story, such as fights between characters, friendships being torn apart, and people feeling ashamed of who they are and which social class they belong in. The first examples of prejudice shown in the novel are fights and hate between the two social classes.
The socs are a menace because of the money they have. They believe that if they get in trouble they can buy their way out. Because of this money they feel powerful, even at times invencible. They think they can do anything. They also have the money to buy cars, guns, and weapons. The greasers just have spirit and a broken bottle. When the socs jump Two-bit, Johnny, and ponyboy all they have is broken bottles off the ground. The socs have a nice car, and knives. This is one of the reasons they think they can beat the greasers. The socs make the fights because of their money they feel dangerous. Also later in the book when the socs jump ponyboy outside the store, the socs get out of their car thinking how amazing they are to have the car. Thinking of the way they would end Ponyboy. Ponyboy backs them up with not only his bottle but his tone
Greasers struggled far more than the Socs due to their sacrifices they made and fights they faced. They struggled for their family and friends in order to stick together and not fall apart. Dally even had to turn down his college scholarship to keep Ponyboy in school. Sodapop dropped out to help out also. Socs don’t even have to worry about any of those problems.Greasers are from the West while the Socs are from the East. This is already a big problem. The Greasers come from a poor area while the Socs are rich. Socs treat Greasers bad because of where they are from. Darry and Sodapop have to work to keep a roof over their head and to keep the family together. Johnny feels alone because his dad is abusive and his mother is an alcoholic. They always argue and that is why Johnny is never home. The Socs don’t have to go through these things, but are the ones that start
The Socs are more of a disgrace to society than the greasers because they are a menace to everyone. This is because they pretend to be something that they are not. Cherry explained to Ponyboy that every Socs is emotionless, or at least tries to be, which makes them fake. Greasers may steal, but this has no long-term effect on the community. The greasers actually care about what happens in the community. For instance when Johnny and Ponyboy ran away their whole gang cared. Johnny and Ponyboy also went in to save the kids, while the Socs may not
“I am a greaser. I am a JD and a hood. I blacken the name of our fair city, I beat up people. I rob gas stations. I am a menace to society. Man, do I have fun!” Sodapop chants as he flips off the front steps of his house. Making their way down to the empty lot, Ponyboy, his two brothers and the rest of his gang are about ready to crush the Socs’ heads in- the upperclassmen, west-side rich kids. In the novel by S.E. Hinton, much of the fights passing between the two groups is brought upon by the Socs, who hurt the Greasers just because they can. The Socs go up and hurt Greasers who were minding their own business, doing things such as playing football and walking down the street. Sometimes the Socs put them through unfathomable agony, like
The Socs have it hard because they don't want to be good and act nice all the time like they are expected to.They want to act like greaser but they aren't supposed to or expected to but they still fight and do stuff they shouldn't.Finally,they have good grades and fast cars and the Greasers dont have that.but,they are rich and the greasers don't have much money so they have it better than the greasers in that aspect.
Many latinos in the United States live in urban neighbourhoods that are unsafe. In these neighbourhoods, latino youth are surrounded by gang members and poverty. Many of these adolescents or adults have said they fear walking in these streets at night. Yet, Latinos in general are said to be gang affiliated or are seen as the victimizers.
“Shane” is an Old Western movie that represents the western lifestyle and perspective of manhood. It was one of the unsurpassed movies produced in 1953. The movie’s plot revolves around farmers’ who try to save their own land from a dominant cattle rancher called Fletcher and a rider called Shane tries to stand by one of the farming families to keep their rights. This creates tragic events and conflicts between the family members themselves, and the family members with Fletcher and his men. The perception of being in danger is haunting the family from all sides and this is what led them to be very cautious with who they deal with and who they let in their farm. Actually, their distrust in mostly everybody around them made them reject Shane