They are two gangs. One is Upper class called Socs, another one is Lower class called Greasers. The two gangs have always looked down on each other. This is the very first page of the novel, and describe the relationship between the protagonists: “ Not like the Socs, who jump Greasers are almost like hoods; we steal and have a gang fight once in a while” (Hinton 2). This is the first key part of this novel, it tells us about the daily life of two gangs.
In the book Bad Boy Brawly Brown, one of the main characters names is Easy. Easy is someone who’s in his late twenty’s he lives a tough lifestyle which has made him even more powerful. This character has seen a lot throughout his childhood which is why he became a street boy making the wrong decisions hanging around the wrong crowd of people because that’s all he ever saw growing up in the streets with his older friends until things went left for Easy. The world views Easy as a powerful person but yet he’s known to be dangerous Easy stated that his reason for being a dangerous person is because you never know who’s out to get you this character has developed a reputation that has let people know that if you mess with him or the people who Easy calls his family you will regret it and because of that everyone that’s from the same town as Easy knows that Easy is not someone to play with if you cross the line with Easy it will cost you in the long run. When I first read Bad Boy Brawly Brown during school I identified with the character Easy because he is someone with a big heart just as much as I have a big heart Easy has learned that sometimes having a big heart can
Then later that night, Gene and Finny are pulled from bed by a group of several other boys from Devon and are questioned about what really happened before Finny fell out of the tree. Even Leper is questioned. When Leper begins to say that Gene purposely shook the branch, Finny stands up and shouts about how he doesn’t care either way, before running away, falling down the stairs, and breaking his leg a second time. Later, Gene sneaks into the infirmary where Finny is staying but he is absolutely furious, and makes him leave. The next morning he tries to visit Finny again, and they both agree that his actions on the tree was not on purpose.
After running from the police when johnny stabbed Bob a soc they find themselves in an abandoned church. When Ponyboy returns to society after being in the hospital. He finds himself meeting with Randy, Bob's best friend. Pony is suppried when Randy tells him that he's sorry for Pony and how Bob's parents never gave him limits. This changes Pony’s belief that all socs were evil because”Randy was too cool to feel anything yet there was pain in his eyes.”(116)Pony continues to hate the socs but this changes his view on the socs and reminds him they're human too.
The concept of gangs is a simple, but complex as the mind of man slips further away from logic due to social issues becoming a gateway to violence. Gangs have become a scapegoat to identity and power due to those stuck in poverty and those who are vilified by society in the middle class. The psychology of gangs is perplexing today more than ever, it has moved from a need for something to a suicidal mission which can put every one at risk. The sociological structure develops this mind set as social issues with friends, family, and the self which leads one to essentially be suicidal for a type of because they can feel comfortable dying in. These concepts give fuel to an eternal loop of hatred and grief which only incites more idolization of gangs
East Side Dreams reaches out to the youth and shows kids involved in gangs that there is a way out. When involved in a gang you feel there is no way out, nobody understands your struggle and your chances of dying is 60% more than the average person. It is important to reach out to the youth and Art Rodriguez has done a great job contributing to that cause. The gang life I can relate too. In my experience and in the music that the older homies use to influence their young recruits always explain the struggle that once you are in there is no way out.
A good example was when Victor had got into trouble with Tino and Hernando at the carnival. You sort of know whoever sides with Victor would get into trouble. On page 106, Victor kept on bullying Paul by stating, “You think you can play on my team? You think we got to take every chump who shows up? You think because you are Mommy’s’ boy you are automatically on my team?” This is a good sentence it shows a lot of his rudeness, and anger.
These juvenile offenders are treated like adults because they made adult decisions when instead they should be given attention and support to turn them into better people. A public defender says in a short documentary that, “We are seeing far too many young offenders entering the adult system who should be dealt with in the juvenile system”, and that a way some juvenile offenders are treated far worse than they deserve. Just because juveniles made bad decisions in their youth does not mean that they should be given a life sentence or put on death row, because they were just children who made some terrible mistakes. The people that think juveniles deserve the worst punishment they can get are probably don't understand that juveniles don’t really know what they are doing and it most likely isn’t always their own
Moreover, Gangs are a bad influence towards people. Some people look towards gang members. Gang members should not be role models towards people because they do criminal activities. We should hire more policemen because it 's too many death behind gang
After all these changes, he “resumed his old walks and habits” (481). It’s amazing how 20 years went by and instead of finding all the things that are new he goes back to his old ways of sitting in front of the inn and talking about the town gossip. Clearly Rip Van Winkle is led by his emotions because the emotional thing is gossip and the adult thing is to become knowledgeable about what has changed. The Romantics era is all about the individual experience. Rip did not conform to any expectations, he helped others but never himself.
Entry One On page twelve of Holes, Stanley gets to the camp and meets Mr. Sir for the first time. Because the camp was so far away, both the bus driver and guard felt understandably irritated. In fact, the guard stated, “Nine hours here, and now nine hours back… What a day.” Stanley “felt a little sorry for the guard and the bus driver” for putting them through the trouble. This reminds me of how in the book Wringer, Palmer feels guilty about a mistake he made. When he is hiding his pet pigeon, Nipper, from the world who wants to kill him, he accidentally left one of Nipper’s toys in his room for the critics to see.