However, the author needs to make sure that the information that they are providing is concrete and even if they are unsure to not alter it. For example, Gould did a great job in addressing that even though he thought that he clearly remember the things he did with his grandfather, he was completely off. Gould could have easily lie and ended the story without even addressing that his memory did not clearly happened, yet he chose not to. His ethics, scenery and voice helped make his story great and relatable to the
Box Theory: the theory of roles Who are we to decide who we are in society, more often than not society chooses who we are and others accept it as truth. Some would say that everybody is like a box and we have a certain place we fit into in the world, but then one question remains. Can we escape from the place society gives us or are we stuck in your place forever? In the short story “Breaking and Entering”, Sherman Alexie creates a sense of tension through his use of stereotypes, to suggest that society has a limited set of expectations and goals for individuals depending on their race.
This is the main source of suspense, because the whole time you think “Is he going to tell them” or “What’s going to happen.” This story makes you really feel the suspense of what will happen
“The back-to-front development of the brain explains why behavior sometimes seems immature, illogical, or impulsive. Teenagers are working with brains that are still under construction ” (Raising Children Network). This way of behavior, leads up to minor crimes that harm the lives of future adults. Studies show that the older a person gets, the more likely they are to grow out of negative actions (Raising Children Network), and by raising the age to 21 adolescents would have more time to develop . We expect young adults to be mature and make the right decision.
In Gail Garinger’s, “Juveniles Don’t Deserve Life Sentences,” she argues that juveniles have great potential in being able to change their lives for the better. Garinger starts off with the superpredator theory which involves kids who will commit crimes in groups, and in response, laws were made to easily try kids as adults in court. Even with the superpredator prediction never coming true, the laws that were made still exist. Garinger then moves on to describing how teens are different than adults in many different aspects. Garinger states, “As a former juvenile court judge, I have seen first hand the enormous capacity of children to change and turn themselves around” (Garinger par.
By doing so he is constantly provoking the reader to question the results of the story even though it is already set in stone. By doing so it evokes the reader to become personally involved with the story just as Capote did. Capote states that “ Once a thing is set to happen all you can do is hope it won’t. Or will - depending. As long as you live, there’s always something waiting, and if it’s bad, and you know it’s bad, what can you do?”
In “On Punishment and Teen Killers”, by Jennifer Jenkins, she reveals how she was a victim of a teen murderer and believes that actual science supporting teenage brains does not negate criminal culpability. She argues, “If brain development were the reason, then teens would kill at roughly the same rates all over the world”, (Par 6). Jenkins believes that supporting evidence on teenage brains does not serve as an excuse to not sentence juveniles to life without parole. She also believes that some teens will never change and find redemption for their actions. Her point is valid in that juveniles cannot be excused for their crimes, however Jenkins lacks the insight that much like how the brain changes through age, a teenager can transition from immaturity to maturity.
This can cause a teen to perform in reckless activities. Jacob Ind’s case is an example of the lack of impulse control a teenager has. When Ind was 15, he killed his mother and stepfather. After the murder, Ind went to school and told one of his friends about the murder. Ind, after his arrest states that “I didn't really grasp the permanency of their deaths, I definitely didn't understand the gravity of what it means to kill somebody.
The age of the offenders continually decreases, and the brutality of the crimes seems to be increasing. Cameron Williams, age sixteen, celebrated his 16th birthday behind bars (Khan). This young man had been convicted of shooting a police officer who was chasing him around after he had been pulled over by the officer. Williams previously had charges of robbery and assault, also. “Even though he is a minor, Williams was charged in an adult court because of his troublesome history and the "serious nature of the crime," the county attorney's office said.
By the age of 14, most teens are expected to know what they want to commit them selves to make a living. If kids are given that much responsibility and such a young age, then why can't they comprehend the consequences of violent crimes such as armed robbery and murder? The answer is that they can. While most teenagers won't be able to tell you the maximum sentence for aggravated assault, they will be able to tell you that you spend year’s prison. Most teenagers and kids know that the consequences of violent crimes are severe.”
I was left in suspense, I was drawn in, and I was constantly asking questions. I love wondering and asking questions while reading because that means I’m truly interested. Yes! This story invoked my fears because the whole time I was reading, I kept picturing myself in this position and wondering to myself “What would I do?”
For example, Nathaniel Brazill was 13 years old when he was guilty of shooting a middle school and charged with second degree murder. He says that he made a “stupid mistake” but was convicted of second degree murder not first. In the article, “Startling Finds on Teenage Brains” it says that, “a child is not a man.” Meaning that a child shouldn 't be getting treated as an adult no they