A boy named Johnny in the book The Outsiders By SE Hinton is mistreated by his parents. They do not set boundaries for him and in result he makes bad choices. In the book Johnny makes a decision to run away from home into the unknown eventually leading to Johnny killing a boy named Bob. If Johnny had more boundaries he may have stayed safe and not killed Bob. Another reason that boundaries are important, in the book The Outsiders.
Gangs are basically a family if you really think about it. Others would join because they need protection. They probably got themselves into something not good and need someone to protect them and/or their families. It’s easy to join a gang but not as easy to leave one if you just wanted to join it for protection. Also, these kids come from at the bottom of society.
For instance, “policymakers typically emphasize the instrumental purposes of their policies” (Best 220). According to Best in Social Problems, “they claim that the policy is intended to make a difference, to correct or improve a particular troubling condition in society”. Policies can also serve symbolic purposes because the policies embody values to help promote the structure of society (Best 220). Overall, these policies affect the way criminals associated with these crimes are prosecuted in the United States by providing explanation for prosecution. For example, with the War on Drugs, “many policymakers insist that legalizing drugs is unthinkable” (Best 221).
This fact doesn’t help this research, but helps put background to one major factor. In other words, his father in this family was an alcoholic and tend to be abusive. This leads to family members running away to where his sister, Niculina Rusescu, lived. With the combination of this, he was also bad at school and was illiterate. His parents decided to make him get an apprenticeship with a cobbler.
A very important fact is that Biff felt betrayed and did not finish college because he found his father having an affair with another woman, so he did not retake math to spite his father. He could not believe that his father would betray Linda in such a way. Willy attempts to excuse his behavior by telling Biff, “She’s nothing to me, Biff. I was lonely, I was terribly lonely,” (Miller
On the Sidewalk Bleeding The story focuses on a 16-year-old young man named Andy and his last moments after being stabbed by a rival gang member in an alley. Andy does not yet know he is going to die tonight, but that he will. Andy slowly comes to the realization that he may die, and then that he certainly will die, in this dark alley.While he is lying there, unable to speak through the blood in his throat, Andy thinks about his girl Laura and what she must be thinking about him not returning to the dance, and about how much he loves her. He thinks about his identity as a Royals gang member and how wearing his Royals jacket has gotten him stabbed. Andy wonders whether he was stabbed as Andy, or ''had they simply known that he was Royal wearing
As like the other related cases, Yatim had a mental illness and posed a threat to the community. Const. James Forcillo was the police officer who took charge against Yatim and shot him a total of nine times. Many would argue that the first three shots were to paralyze Yatim and keep him on the floor of the streetcar, although the other six shots were unnecessary. It was proven that, Yatim had consumed about 3-4 types of illicit drugs and had a mental illness.
Ballard is not shown love. His father does not love him enough to not kill himself, “They say he[Ballard] never was right after his daddy killed hisself” (21). The townspeople immediately notice that after his father’s suicide, that Ballard becomes different. He does not receive the love he needs from his father which prevents him from receiving love from other women. Because he cannot receive love, Ballard decides to instead make love with the corpses of dead women.
After Bob Ewell, the prosecutor of Tom Robinson, attacks the children and dies in the attempt, Atticus refuses to cover it up because he, “‘Don’t want him growing up with a whisper about him, I don’t want anybody saying, [...] Sooner we get this over with the better’” (Lee 366). Atticus would not let the local sheriff say that Jem did not kill Bob Ewell because he thought that Jem did at the time, and wants his kids to know that they should be treated like the rest of the community. Before that, when Atticus was defending Tom Robinson, he was telling the jury that the opposition had lied because they were, “‘confident that you gentlemen would go along with them on the assumption—the evil assumption—that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be trusted around our women’” (Lee 273). Even though Scout and Jem were not supposed to be there, they learn how racism could kill an innocent man, and through that learn why Atticus had constantly reminded them of why equality is so important. With them learning about equality, they also learn about the town’s racism and how it should not be included in their definition of a person, another mini-lesson taught by Atticus to instruct his kids about
He knows that the school doesn’t want him to be there anymore, his roommate almost beat him unconscious, and his parents will only be disappointed when they know that he has been expelled from yet another school. For Holden, it seems like there is no one else to turn to, except his younger sister Phoebe who he can’t see unless he goes home. Teenagers all across America feel this same sort of detachment from the rest of society. Only one thing going wrong could cause the rest of our worlds to collapse. Holden ended up trying to live on the streets when he ran out of money, and as the story progressed, he dug himself into a larger hole of loneliness.