What makes a story enjoyable? Is it the plot? Or is it the methods the author uses to connect to the reader? Plot is a big thing, but it is the literary devices that bring the story together. In the three stories, “The Tunnel” by Sarah Ellis, “The Skating Party” by Merna Summers and “The Bicycle” by Jillian Horton all have unique literary devices to make each story more intriguing and to give them the feeling of being part of the story.
In the story, The Skating Party by Merna Summers, Uncle Nathan had made a hastened choice of saving Delia instead of Eunice. What Uncle Nathan should have done was saved Eunice because Uncle Nathan was betrothed to Eunice, Delia was already married, and that he made his decision in haste which caused him to make the wrong decision. Firstly Uncle Nathan was engaged to Eunice. He said, “it seemed to me that she might be easier to get along with in the long run”, so he knew that Eunice would have been better to get along with than if it were Delia. Delia, however, was already married to Dobson and Uncle Nathan knew that. Uncle Nathan did fall for Delia but seemed to have gotten over her after he found out about her marriage
Johnny was the main reason I was still alive. Call him my life tank or whatever but it was the truth. I was proud of him and I never could tell him. I knew how much he wanted to hear it, but being Dallas Winston, an awkward person who never knew how to show his feelings, I never got to tell him.
In the article, The Saints and The Roughnecks, by William J. Chambliss, we are told in great detail about two groups of high school delinquents that are view in different manners from each other in the eyes of the community. The Saints, one of the groups, were, despite their frequent bouts of delinquency, viewed as respectable boys where they lived and were expected to live long successful lives. The Roughnecks, on the other hand, were seen as hooligans and were not even expected to graduate from high school by most in their community. The differentiating circumstances between the two groups being mostly money since the Saints were upper to middle class while the Roughnecks were lower class. With that in mind, this reading honestly just emphasised
A FBI report stated, “An estimated 1.4 million people are active in more than 33,000 street, prison and outlaw motorcycle gangs across the country.” In book, “If I Grow Up” written by Todd Strasser discusses that life in the projects is not easy. DeShawn, a young boy who lived in the projects with his gramma and his sister Nia, wanted to get out of the projects, but he thought there was no way out. So after DeShawn started to see that there was no hope for him he decided that there was no hope and made a decision that would forever affect his life, he decided to join the gang. For then on he made poor decisions that caused him to be put in jail. DeShawn did have a choice in bettering his life because he was offered help, he could have got a job somewhere, and he was offered better education, but he didn’t take up on the offer.
The Skating Party is a short story narrated by an eleven-year-old girl named Maida Will-Singleton. The writer uses various forms of personal pronouns; therefore, the story is told in first person point of view.
This paper gives will give depth information on gang activity in the U.S. and explore the causes of gang memberships and it will also mention several policies that have been studied to prevent youths from joining them. As of today, gangs continue to be a huge problem in the U.S. gang members are violent and are also responsible for committing crimes from assaults to murder using firearms and other weapons to intimidate rivals, law enforcement, and the general public. The purpose of my paper is to address why many youths join gangs. My paper will also address a few policies and programs that can prevent youths from joining a gang and prevent those who are already part of it from committing crimes. Street gangs in this country can
The book “The Outsiders” has two rival gangs the Socs and Greasers, the rich and the poor. And how they are different than how society perceives them as. The Socs are shown in societies eye’s as law abiding, town heroes are actually just rich hoods who, find enjoyment in ganging up on Greasers and causing mischief. The greasy hoodlums known as Greasers are poor, young heroes in disguise that have feelings. They live in rundown neighbourhoods with a lacking education. Society views Greasers as low down dirty hoodlums who cause trouble for their own enjoyment and, that Socs are viewed as perfect angels, heroes of society even. the Socs are not blamed for anything, whenever they do something the adults always assume it’s because the Greasers did
Two of the most important concepts are the Strain theory by Robert K. Merton and General Strain theory by Robert Agnew. Strain theory describes that society puts pressure on individuals to achieve socially accepted goes such as the American dream. Though they lack the means to have the American dream, which leads to strain, but might lead to the individuals to commit crimes. On the other hand, Robert Agnew’s General theory describes as seeing crime as a coping mechanism to help people deal with socioemotional problems that are generated by negative social relations. Each member of society has similar goals and aspirations. Some have experienced blocked access to their goals producing behavior that is characterized as criminal.
Youth violence in school continues to be a significant issue in the United States and research has repeatedly acknowledged being in a gang as one of the main causes of the violence in youths (Egley, Howell, & Harris, 2014; Huizinga & Lovegrove, 2009; Miller, 2001; Snyder & Sickmund, 2006). Youth violence can range from bullying, pushing/shoving, or emotional harm to gang violence or assault, with or without a weapon (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). Research shows that in recent years, gang activity has been steadily growing—outward from larger cities (Egley, Howell, & Harris, 2014)—and about 8 percent of the youths, who surveyed for the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, had belonged to a gang at some point between the
Maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about but I know for fact the people in those gangs would betray you in a matter of seconds, and you be in a grave, or a jail cell because you wanted to be a “savage.”
The parents were either deceased and the relatives were not capable of fostering the child or the parents were inadequate of taking care of a child. However, most of the children placed in the orphan asylums had at least one parent living, but that one parent was not responsible enough to care for the child. The orphan asylums were also known as orphanages. In the orphanages the children were provided with care, safety and education. They helped place children with families for adoption. They placed small children with families where they would get more attention and indentured the older children so that they would receive an
Ms. Cortes fed the children Ramen Noodles for dinner with a cup of juice on the side.
What is it like to live in the United States of America and still live in poverty? Poverty is a state of deprivation. One lives in poverty because he/she lacks the usual acceptable amount of money to eat a proper meal; dress in ordinary fashion, much more to be in extraordinary fashion, that we call “name brand,” or live in a warm house that we call a home.
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