Jane Goodall's Class Conflict Theory Essay

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Introduction
A small town in Ontario, at a local arena, hockey parents have gone wild. One mother, in particular, Jill, is extremely wild after her son takes a nasty hit. As a consequence, after Jill’s behavior, she is tossed out of the game, police are called, and after the game is finished all is calmed. The purpose of this report is to explain the hockey parent’s behavior. The theories that this report will use are: Jane Goodall’s theory of chimp’s behavior, Alfred Adler’s inferiority complex theory and Karl Marx’s class conflict theory.
Anthropology- Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall’s theory was that chimps’ behavior is very similar to a human’s. She found that chimps tend to be very territorial, protective and finally engaged in war. Comparing
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Marx believed that society appeals to only the rich and powerful in society. To add, Karl believed that society was driven by wealth and power. Competition was the force motivating everyone in society, according to Karl Marx.
Hockey games are competitive, similar to how man is competitive. We wouldn’t have accomplished anything if man was not competitive. Clearly Jill wanted her son to be good at hockey and society has engrained in Jill that she needs to be in the rich and powerful section of Marx’s class triangle. Like all parents, Jill wants her son to succeed in life and she wants her son to be the best at hockey. As a result of this Jill is upset when her son is hurt and thus not succeeding at hockey.
Conclusion
The theories presented, Jane Goodall’s observations on chimps, Alfred Adler’s inferior complex theory and Karl Marx’s class conflict theory, all explain Jill’s behavior. Through understanding of Jane’s observations on chimps we see that Jill only wanted to protect her son. Alfred would have explained her behavior by using the inferior complex, showing that Jill simply felt inferior and just wanted to feel superior. To conclude, Karl Marx would think that Jill did not want her son to be the exploited part of his theory. To conclude, all of these theories aid to explain Jill’s impulsive
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