Another example of when there was prejudice is when he went to his old high school on the reservation for the basketball game against Reardan and Wellpinit. This was prejudice because when he got for the bus all the Indians were saying "Arnold sucks", although everyone at Reardan calls him Arnold and people on the reservation call him Junior. Furthermore, his own tribe made fun of him because they considered him white, not Indian; and from the text it was really bringing him down that his own people
Cole is a 15-year old that trusts no one and no one trusts him. He feels like everyone needs to fear him because he thinks that everyone is out to get him. He thinks everyone in his town is against anything he does. He has gone to juvie many times and is just trying to get out of going to real jail. His dad beats him and his mom does not care about him she just cares about her reputation as a wealthy woman.
Most of the Greasers are outsiders in their own hidden ways. Johnny expresses this by standing up against Dally when Dally was attempting to flirt with Cherry and Marcia at the movies. Johnny saw that they did not like it and told Dally to back off. Johnny became nervous when Dally looked at him. Nobody told him to back off, but because Johnny was the pet
It is clear that Juror Ten’s uncompromising belief that the accused is guilty is because of his dislike for the boy’s race. His prejudice is clear when he says that “I’ve lived among ‘em all my life. You can’t believe a word they say” when speaking about the boy (16). Juror Ten’s prejudice causes him to disregard all of the facts that are presented to him by Juror Eight that can prove that the accused is not guilty. Juror 10 allows his prejudice to blind him of the truth.
There are kids in highschool pregnant and nobody really pays attention or cares. I say that the theme of the outsiders is don 't judge a book by its cover. I think this because everyone thought the greasers were no good scum who were terrible people but they turned out to be nice. An example is johnny, Johnny was thought to be a very shy person. Then he stabbed bob in self defense and socs thought he was evil.
Pap’s virulently negative reaction to the African American professor is ironic because Pap is an abusive, alcoholic, ignorant thief who would definitely fall under the category of the scum or scourge of society and yet he finds the idea of this intelligent, responsible, African American professor voting repugnant, calling him a “prowling, thieving, infernal, white-shirted free nigger,” (27). Pap himself was “too drunk to get there [the polls]”(27) but now Pap “[he]’ll never vote ag’in”(27) which will most likely better the voting population. Pap’s feeling of superiority and juxtaposition of Pap and the African American professor shows the unfounded claims of racism throughout America, questioning the ethos of its perpetuators and their own
Not one person could devise a dare so wild that Louie Zamperini would pass it up: “Thrilled by the crashing of boundaries, Louie was untamable”(6). Even when other children would come up with extremely risky dares, Louie was too determined to back out. Expectedly, Louie’s thieving earned him a bad reputation throughout his hometown of Torrance, California, overlooking the part of him that turned around and gave away his stolen possessions to those in worse need. Becoming more and more irritated, people began to wish for a different and perhaps more productive outlet
Sherman Alexie uses characterization and symbolism in his short story “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” to address the bad done by separation and classification of mankind. The fact that people are not equal is not an excuse to classify them according to their social economic status, intelligence, religion, or ethnicity. Through the main character in the story a young Spokane Indian, Alexie shows the dilemma of belongingness and stereotypes in all kind of people. For example, he uses to call people according if they are white or Indians. He does not care about learning their names or mentioning them; in addition, when the police tell him that he does not fit in the profile of the neighborhood, he thinks, “I didn’t really fit the profile of the country but I knew it would just get me into trouble” (Alexie 10).
The Indian people of El Paso hated the idea of a statue of such a terrible man being displayed in their city, to them it was like celebrating Hitler, but the amount of money that had already gone into the project was so excessive there was no turning back. One American Indian artist in the community, Maurus Chino, was so disgusted with the idea he started to get the word out about who Oñate really was and the genocide he caused. Maurus Chino started sculpting feet to honor those who lost theirs in the past to Oñate and it also showed that the American Indians of El Paso, Texas were, “putting their foot down,” to the completion and erection of the statue. There were meetings and votes to decide what to do, they couldn’t have a statue paid for by the public’s money, that the public hated, but the amount of money put into the project outweighed the opinions of the public. The best solution to the problem with the statue I believe was renaming it so that it would not be known as The Equestrian instead of Don Juan de Oñate.
They never intend to kill Mr. Griffin; they just want to scare him. Mr. Griffin, an English teacher, is not well liked by his students. He makes them work for their grades, and one senior even had to beg Mr. Griffin to retake the class because he had failed. A group of four seniors and a junior have had enough of putting up with Mr. Griffin, and they decide to come up with a plan to kidnap him and give him a little fright. Once they put the plan in action, the students think all is going well.