Society tries to create a “perfect” image on people; leading us to believe that if we are not the specific way that we created, we do not fit in. In reality everybody is supposed to create themself, regardless of what society believes. Does what we label others matter? Who are we to judge how others chose to create themselves? In David Crabb’s memoir Bad Kid, Crabb takes the readers through what it was like discovering that he is gay, and how that changed how kids treated him during school. The next part of Crabb’s memoir takes the readers through Crabb overcoming the stereotype and having friends that accept him for being gay, but influence him to start doing drugs. Crabb’s alcohol and drug addiction start to take over his everyday his life, …show more content…
For starters, the label of being gay, changes how he acts. In an understatement “Dear Lord, please make Patty Marks dump me, I do care if she hates me forever. But please help. Amen” (53). Clearly, Crabb never wanted a girlfriend. The reason Crabb wanted Patty to break up with him was because he did not want to look gay by breaking up with her. Having courage would help Crabb be more confident and not want to hide who he is. One day Crabb prayed to God that a girl would come into his life to hopefully distract his gay thoughts and, so he can fit by liking the opposite gender. With courage Crabb would not worry about disguising himself, he would just be happy with whatever his heart wants. In addition, Crabb’s repetition reveals that he has came to accept that he is gay, but he has yet to come out to people, and yet be happy with the label. “ I zipped up my gay pants and washed my gay hands, avoiding my gay reflection in the mirror on the way out” (99). Clearly, Crabb is only repeating that he is gay to himself when. Having courage would make it easier for Crabb to not have to hide his identity from his, family, friends, and peers. Hiding Crabs true self makes him angry because he has to hide it from his family, and he can not seem to find the confidence to let Greg know that he wants to have a relationship with
He told Patrick that the Krusty Krab was closed and that he might never sell another Krabby Patty again”. This discusses how Mr. Krab was upset about SpongBob quitting because he was his best worker. And it also puts some suspicion on Patrick because the restaurant was locked so no one would be visiting it when it is
Sandy testified that SpongeBob SquarePants was in desperate need for money, or the bank was going to repossess his pineapple house. This is when SpongeBob SquarePants asked Mr.Krabs for a raise, and was denied. Later Patrick stated that SpongeBob SquarePants told him, “Mr. Krabs is a greedy pig. Hes gonna wish he gave me that raise.” With these two statements it is clearly shown that SpongeBob SquarePants had a strong motive to murder Mr. Krabs.
It takes the average person under a minute to compose an opinion about someone they recently encountered. This opinion will be the image inside your head until you genuinely get to understand that person., but judgement with still occur because humans do this for an eccentric reason. People have stereotypes that go along with judging through age class, for example, adults stereotype judging teenagers as persistently staring at their phones all day, rarely interacting with anyone face to face. This exhibits irony; children and teenagers perceive their parents to be infallible. There are many differences between adults and teens.
People today could say that stereotypes aren't such a factor in life, but they don’t notice what's really around them. The book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, gives a realistic example of how stereotypes rule society. The Outsiders is about two groups of kids, the Socs, and the greasers. The story takes place in the east side of Tulsa Oklahoma, in the 1960’s. The main character Ponyboy is part of the greaser group, with Johnny, Darry, Dally, Sodapop, Two-Bit, and Steve.
If he did follow everything his parents wanted him to do, he would become a non-independent thinker. Crabbe was becoming depressed for he was not enjoying life. Crabbe was depressed because when his parents planed out his whole life, he did not want to do those things and wanted to portray that he is independent. Also, if Crabbe did follow the plans, they would have high
The novel The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton illustrates a theme of stereotyping and its effect on the characters. The protagonist, Ponyboy Curtis is the most affected by stereotyping. Ponyboy is stereotyped as a greaser. He accepts this stereotype, but is negatively affected by it, because society views greasers as poor, bellicose, delinquents from the East Side.
Lulu Asselstine Mrs. Olsen LA 8 5 November, 2017 Stereotypes and Perspectives When looking at a bunch of bananas in a grocery store, people tend to choose the perfect spotless bananas, since stereotypically food that is perfect looking, with no flaws, taste better. However, people soon realize that when you start to eat bananas that have more spots and are imperfect they turn out to be sweeter and better. This connects to stereotypes because people who follow stereotyped will always eat the perfect bananas; however, people who choose to look through another perspective can realize that the imperfect bananas are better. This connects to The Outsiders because Ponyboy realizes this after he talks with two Socs, kids from a rival group named Randy and Cherry. In The Outsiders, S.E Hinton presents the idea that teenagers can break through stereotypes if they look at life through another perspective; as shown in the book when Ponyboy starts to talk to Cherry and Randy and realizes the stereotypes about them are false.
Stereotyping is an issue that affects all ages, genders, and races. Not all stereotypes are bad, but when you maliciously stereotype it becomes a problem. In S.E. Hinton’s young adult novel The Outsiders, stereotyping is a significant issue. There are two gangs in this novel, the “greasers”, and the “Socs”. The greasers live on the east side and are known as “hoods”.
Secondly, during Crabbe’s journey, he learns how to survive in the forest and also learns some new skills that will be helpful which shows that he has developed intellectually. After Crabbe saves Mary from the hunt camp, he uses her compass to guide them back to the campsite since he knows how to use it: “First, we were on course. Mary’s compass had kept us on track” (Bell 131). Crabbe was able to use the compass to get back to the campsite and he was going the right way because he said he was on course. By using the compass to navigate shows that Crabbe intellectually develops because before he met Mary he did not know how to use a compass but now he is an expert at it.
Charlie showed courage because he did certain things that would make other kids cower, for example hiding a dead body, standing up to your mom, and stealing some of mad Jacks peaches. A way that Charlie shows courage is helping Jasper hide Laura’s dead body in the dam. "Then we watch her sink. It's messy and it's graceless... We have drowned
Transgender is the term used to describe an individual whose gender identity does not align with their sex assigned at birth. The documentary, “Growing up Trans”, is a sensitive clip to watch about young youths who attempt to navigate family, friends, gender, and the medical decisions they face at puberty. “Growing up Trans” focuses mainly on transitioned young youths. The transgender youth from the documentary links to many theories from chapter eight. Theories such as socialization, gender, sexuality, homophobia, transphobia, and microaggression are associated with “Growing up Trans”.
In being seen as different and as challenging a societal norm, they are often ostracized and discriminated against. Therefore, in an investigation into the higher rate of suicide among LGBTQ youth, people should not look to them for the cause, but to themselves and their stigmatization of the LGBTQ youths because people perceive them as “different from
Krebs the main character has a hard time adapting to society and a lot about him has changed. The military has learned him to not love anyone and he feels that doing anything that potentially has consequences is not worth the risk and that includes social interactions with girls which is demonstrated through the following quote. “When he was in town their appeal to him was not very strong. He did not like them when he saw them in the Greek 's ice cream parlour. He did not want them themselves really.”
This also informs of the internal conflict of loved ones such as Krebs mother and even returnee soldiers themselves. The use of the theme of conformity by Hemmingway paints a picture of stark differences that bring out conflicts to the central character Krebs. Readers are also informed by the difficulty of adapting to conflicting social norms such as religion and marriage that most people fit into. Krebs truly knows that he has been traumatized by the war, and even the conformity of family and religion cannot seem to understand that the best way for him to conform is taking no responsibilities and consequences such as those of
Krebs thought girls were “not worth the trouble.” (85) Although he may not have had the motivation to pick up the girls, he “liked looking at them.” (85) This is in no way the girls’ fault, however it shows how the war affected Krebs’ drive to do tasks that involve socialization. Perhaps if the townspeople were more open to listen to Krebs’ story then he would be more comfortable with girls. His mother is an example of how he interacts with women.