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.
When people make choices that could drastically change their life, the decision they make is based on the influence of others. In the novel, The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton a gang called the Greasers is stereotyped as being the “mean types” that slack off at school. Then there are the Socs who are the rich kids with cool cars that happen to like “jumping” greasers. As these two gangs are rivaling, they both go through some dramatic events that change their perspectives on life. In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to.
“People influence people, nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend”(Zuckerberg), this is true since people always want an opinion or something to help them make their decisions. In the novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, it goes over the life of a teenager and the pain of losing your loved ones and only having your friends to rely on. All decisions made in the story were crucial in every way since it went over real life situations. One character who’s decisions were influenced by the gang members called the Greasers and the environment he lived in was Johnny. Some decisions Johnny made that were influenced by the gang members were killing the Soc, wanting to turn himself in, and saving the children in the burning church.
The book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is about two gangs and their big rivalry. Every once in awhile a few people get jumped by the other gang, but besides that everything was fine, until one night when things go too far. Throughout the book the gangs learn that they are not so different and that they have more in common then they think. The author uses many different symbols that each contain a different purpose.
When he was younger he would get drunk and get into trouble. He was selfish, he took land that rightfully belonged to the Indians and didn 't feel guilty about it. The battle he is known best for is the battle of New Orleans, he won the battle but that battle was not necessary. He was a sore loser, when he didn 't win president the first time around he accused Adams of corruption. When he became president he wanted to get rid of paper money, he hated it.
In this book, Joseph Schloss was endeavoring to discuss his encounters in the New York City b-boy scene somewhere around 2003 and 2008. He clarified about the history, community, and great b-boys records. Schloss trusted, “B-boying began with the break, the part of a song where all instruments except the rhythm section fall silent and the groove is distilled to its most fundamental elements”. Additionally, he reasoned that in breakdancing, we must be misrepresented (Schloss). Schloss also portrayed that break dancing is not about being aggressive, but rather it is about the capacity to be aggressive under a few conditions when it is fundamental and they must focus on their decision paying little respect to the outcomes
Many people often forewarn us to stay away from insane or mentally unstable people because their unpredictable actions might cause us harm but this isn 't necessarily true. People who are in their full senses and are mentally stable to make wise decisions, often do things that even insane people would never imagine of doing. In the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, it is clearly demonstrated how the protagonist in the story executed a well-planned murder in a perfectly stable mental state. In fact, he planned it out a week before and for that whole week, he observed the old man every night while he was asleep. Not only that, he also very cautiously and spotlessly murdered and hid his dead body leaving behind no trace of his crime.
The official summary that graces the back of many copies of “The Outsiders” says, “A heroic story of friendship and belonging. Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on the much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect--until the night someone takes things too far.” This story is centered around this group of friends who don’t stick together because of fear, but out of love.
We know that he’s been locked up by the government, but we weren’t given enough information about him to build a relation with him from the beginning. As we begin to see Harrison more after he escapes from jail, we start to build that relationship with him. When he’s being described on TV, we’re told that he is “a genius and an athlete, is under-handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous” (Vonnegut). By these descriptive details that were given about Harrison, unlike the details about other characters, we can tell that he’s going to be an important character in the story. Harrison is similar to most teenagers who, at one point during their teenage years, has had a period of defiance.
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been is a short story written by Joyce Carol Oates about a young girl, named Connie, snatched away in the night by an illusive man. The first first impression we get was that of a regular teenage boy with an abundance of confidence and charm. Later on in the text Arnold's character develops further, when he swiftly beings to playing games with Connie's fragile mind by twisting his words, putting his words in her mouth, constantly influencing her to come out through gentle threats. Arnold Fiend speaks frequently but reveals virtually nothing about himself, a common trait for emotionally manipulative people. But what he does reveal is nothing but a facade.
If there is a lot of violence in the area. Kids will think that being a criminal is normal. Mike Males is the author of “Don’t Blame Kids and TV.” He quotes Dominic, a 16-year-old from Brooklyn who has been convicted of armed robbery, as saying, “kids see [violence] on the streets before they see it in the movies” (174). Dominic also refers to his younger sister, claiming that “she don’t have to see it [violence] on TV. She sees it when she plays jump rope” (175).
Did you know Kevin Gates was arrested at the age of 13 for joy riding as a passenger. In this essay I will tell you about Kevin Gates 's background, accomplishments, and his inspirer.i think Kevin Gates is a good rapper with a great personality and says what 's one his mind and doesn 't care what people think about him. Kevin Gate 's background was rough he was arrested almost six times. When Kevin Gates was arrested he had to spend thirty-one months but got out in six months for good behaver. Kevin Gates got arrested again in 2015 for kicking a women in the face for grabbing his pant leg while he was singing on stage and was sentenced 180 days in jail because the girl was trying to get his attention for her friend and pulled his pant leg
Many of these cases are ended by a confession. These are very often times false confessions and the people are just trying to get off easy and go to jail without causing people trouble. But the false confession just riles up the crowd way more than needed and the accused just ends up getting killed. The boys were very lucky in only getting jailed for a small amount of time and weren’t found by any sort of mob. Tom was also lucky in the fact that he didn’t get attacked by the mob, but he never got to see his family again after he was imprisoned.
Kids were put in juvenile for the most simplest minor offenses. Offenses such as arguing and disrespecting adults to getting into school fights. These little incidents were so minor and could had been resolved easily, yet teens got prison time for minor crimes. According to William Ecenbarger in his book Kids For Cash, he writes about the many different offenses that kids got into and how they were punished and treated for their minor offenses and put into juvenile, and how Judge Mark Ciavarella took advantage of this. Cases like a fifteen year old boy who gets charged for a misdemeanor for showing disrespect to his grandfather and being placed on probation.Even worse the kid was held there five days without a hearing.
In the book everyone is already convinced yummy is the bad guy and the narrator wants to know why. G, Heri wrote on page 54 & 55 “ Some people say when yummy was away from his gang he was as sweet as jelly,” and “ Sometimes he was more of a kid than a thug”. Theses quotes from the book proves that he constantly put on a front when he was with his gang and running the streets, that mean kid everybody knew wasn 't the real Yummy. A child, a boy can 't be a monster when he hasn 't been taught the right way page 57 “That 's like packing dynamite”. Yummy was set up for failure and when it happened people didn 't even think twice on why it happened.