In one moment it’s ripped away from them: the only thing keeping them young; the only thing keeping them shielded from the world. It’s the mother watching her fatherless daughter cry over his coffin. It is the boy being slapped by his loving father for the first time. I That thing is known as “loss of innocence”, but is it really a loss? All one loses is their naivety and artlessness. In “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, a boastful teenager lacks the knowledge of who a lady is. The knowledge Connie receives, brought upon by Arnold Friend, on that peculiar July afternoon must seem bittersweet.
The Greasers can be bullies also, As we saw in the movie. When Randy was talking to Ponyboy, we all saw Two-Bit making fun of what the Socs were wearing. (The Greasers are just as bad as bullies they both can be
The Greasers are always getting put down and getting hurt by the Socs. In The Outsiders,Ponyboy states
The breakfast club is a famous teen film directed by John Hughes. The Breakfast Club provides many concepts of adolescent struggles like identity issues, peer pressure, stereotypes, family relationships. The storyline follows five high school students from different social status meeting at their school’s library for Saturday detention. The film depicts Claire as the princess, Andrew as the jock, Brian as the brain, Allison as the basket case and Bender as the criminal. However, later in the film, they realize that they are more than what society portrays them and that they have more in common than they thought.
In the novel The Outsiders , there are two social groups, the Greasers” and the Socs. Greasers are considered stupid, dirty, rowdy, and overall horrible. Socs think all Greasers are the same. Greasers think that all of the Socs have perfect lives and they are all happy with no struggles. Neither of them are right, there are struggles on both sides of town. The two sides of town are extremely different but similar at the same time. But this all changes when a Greaser and a Soc come together with an unexpected interest, especially for a “stupid” greaser boy. Cherry Valance and Ponyboy Curtis both share an interest in sunsets.
The greasers gang sticks together like brothers at makes sacrifices at great costs. Ponyboy says, “You take up for your buddies, no matter what they do. When you're a gang, you stick up for the members. If you don't stick up for them, stick together, make like brothers, it isn't a gang anymore.” (Pg. 26) The greasers do everything they can do to defend their buddies. The gang made sacrifice after sacrifice to protect their loved ones. Even biological family members wouldn't make some of the sacrifices they made. Not a lot of people today
The movie I have selected for the identity analysis assignment will be the Breakfast Club (1986). The movie is about five teenagers who are from different groups in high school cliques; the popular girl (Claire), the loner (Allison), the athlete (Andrew), the nerd Brain) and the outsider (Bender). They spend the Saturday in detention together. As they spend the day together, they begin to realize their flaws and how much alike they are. The character I will focus on is Andrew Clark. He is a jock, the athlete on the wrestling team. He seems to enjoy his status as an athlete and has a high self-esteem because of that status. Andrew seems to feel like he needs to protect everyone but is hot-tempered. He also follows rules but feels like he
In particular, the Ponyboy, Dally, and Johnny showed their love for stealing and making fun of others when they went to the store to hang out before watching the movie. Ponyboy states, “We bought Cokes and blew straws at the waitress and walked around eyeing things that were lying out in the open until the manager got wise to us and suggested we leave” (19). Somebody who believes that the Greasers are dishonorable would say that this proves how disrespectful the Greasers are to others excluding people among themselves. However, the Greasers actually are honorable because they do respect others outside of their gang. Specifically, they showed respect and care for other people when they chose to risk their own lives to save the kids in the church. After Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally saved the kids from the church fire, Jerry the school teacher said, “Mrs. O’Briant and I think you were sent straight from heaven. Or are you just professional heroes or something” (95). This proves that even though they sometimes make bad choices, the Greasers actually do know when to do the right thing. Also, it shows that they care for and will protect others, and even the adults acknowledge that. So although somebody who disagrees with the statement that there is honor among the lawless would say the Greasers did not respect
are hard to control. Anna referred to this as the impulse of the id impulse. While Anna Freud
Is it better to be an individual or conform to expectations just to fit in like others? This choice is faced by Ponyboy Curtis, the narrator, throughout S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. He belongs to the Greasers, a group of delinquent friends, who are viewed by many as poor and dangerous, while the rival Socs are viewed as rich, smart, and powerful causing the Greasers to envy them. Ponyboy learns from Randy Adderson, a Soc who is trapped by stereotype threat, that their lives are not as perfect as he expected it to be and they too face problems. In addition, Ponyboy tries to act tough and fit in with the rest of gang, but his Greaser companions, such as Two-Bit Matthews, teach him to embrace his own characteristics which sets him apart from
INTRODUCTION QUOTE OR FACT. The Breakfast Club was a film produced in 1985 by John Hughes in Shermer, Illinois, that involved 5 different stereotypical teenagers in detention who were assigned an essay to tell his or her story. When the day ends, they all queried if they were all somehow the same. The experiences they had throughout the film made them question the stereotypes given to them. The purpose of The Breakfast Club is to inform teenagers and adults of the negative effects that stereotyping and parental pressure has on young adults. Through the use of a younger cast and romantic relationships, the target audience was definitely reached and moved by this film. By effectively using the rhetorical appeals, the audience was able to relate to some of the ideas shown and look at their community through an entire new lenses.
The most hated plot in America is the underdog’s demise- the empathetic pain of scrutiny, and the failure we all miss to escape. The scrawny, glasses-wearing outsider is often the underdog, the hero we all cheer for. The one who makes all the refinements in a society that is stagnant to change. And his most successful storytelling, or retelling, is that in the setting of high school. He walks awkwardly down the hall with his shoulders slightly hunched inward and mouth slightly ajar. He adjusts his glasses as giggles of blonde chicks pass him and he encounters the brawny jocks at the corner. We all see what is bound to occur, and yet we sit there yelling at the television for something to happen; for the summer that will change it all, for his transformation, for our win.
Just like how the idiomatic expression “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” is perceived, ‘moral values’, to a different person, has a distinct meaning. Moral values, more often than not, are defined according to the cultural beliefs. Each culture has its own sets of rules and beliefs to determine what is crucial, trivial, right, wrong, good and bad. For instance, it is vital for Chinese children to practice filial piety as it is an essential value of Chinese traditional culture (POŠKAITĖ, 2014); hence, living with parents, regardless of the marital status, is the right thing to do for it is good. On the contrary, Western children are not entitled to such obligation. They have but the “duties of gratitude” which guarantee parents no right
Adolescence is a time of many changes including puberty, high school and finding one’s identity. Among the many changes in this period of development there are many new experiences combined with a greater amount of responsibility. Adolescence can be a difficult time for many people especially when trying to find out who they want to be. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a movie about a freshmen in high school who is going through experiences most kids his age do. Depression, suicide, peer pressure, first love, and the importance of friends and family are all elements in the development of an adolescent.
So what was a Rocker? Rockers were members of a biker subculture that originated in the United Kingdom during the 1950s. (Varioua Authors , 2016) Like the Bodgies and Widgies, they were also heavily influenced by rock music and heavy metal music. They had similar morals as the Bodgies and were also perceived as dangerous rebellious teens. So what were the Greasers? The Greasers were a working-class youth subculture that was popularized in the late 1940s and 1950s, by middle and lower class teenagers in the United States. (Moore, 2004)Rock and roll music, and rockabilly, were major parts of the culture, and styles were influenced by singers like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Conway Twitty, Chuck Berry, etc. The two main figures of the look were Marlon Brando and James Dean. So as you can see, the Bodgies and Widgies are very similar and somewhat a combination of these two sub cultures. (Various Authors , 2016) Around this time, the Rockers and Greasers came around at a similar time, influencing the Bodgies and Widgies sub culture. So linking with the hypothesis, this popular subculture came about, not only because of foreign media, but the merge and influences of other sub