He concealed his feelings in worry of looking soft in front of Socs or even worse, his fellow Greasers. His high IQ and good grades and interest in books and movies do not matter because he lives on the poor side of town. He gets judged on where he comes from, rather than on the person he tries to become and hopes to become. Johnny, the second youngest Greaser, gets jumped by Socs, and has feared them since the incident. Johnny, the loyal gang member, gets described as the gang 's pet.
Theo Robson, who is in the middle of the age group and leader 18th Avenue Homeboys, is the person who rose from no one to someone and always enjoys putting a bullet in a body, sometimes for no good reason. Theo, despite being something of a madman with a gun from time to time, is someone who likes to take responsibility for his other brothers and making sure they don’t step out of line and get themselves arrested or killed. James Robson is someone who rides on the side-lines of all of the violence, mostly because he isn’t as great as a shot as the other brothers but is the best at gathering valuable resources such as materials for crafting firearms and transporting drugs from client to the family safe house quickly and without stirring up any trouble. James is also the one with the most medical expertise and is responsible for any injuries or health issues the other brothers have. Mikey Robson , one of the older brothers and is someone who enjoys any kind of mischief that involves pain and suffering for other human beings.
Then, he saw Mrs. Logan coming so he slipped them into Stacey’s pocket. Mrs. Logan saw the cheat notes and whipped Stacey. After school Mrs. Logan asked Stacey if it was his notes or if it was someone else 's. Stacey did not say anything because he didn’t want to get his best friend in trouble. Stacey’s and T.J.’s friendship is so strong and important to Stacey that he wouldn’t even tell on his friend after he was whipped.
Golding uses a group of boys to show that even in, children, the thing society sees as the most innocent can still become corrupted by an environment full of evil. Golding creates the character, Jack, the tough hunter but it takes Jack a little while to completely take on this role. In the quote, “‘I was going to,’ said Jack. He was ahead of them, and they could not see his face” (Golding 31), Readers can see Jack fail to kill a pig, Jack makes excuses as to why he did not kill it, however the reader can infer Jack did not have the heart to kill it because of his morals. Jack still has his initial innocence but later Golding shows how Jack will break his morals.
Thanks to his air of toughness he is accepted into the gang, and under his audacious leadership the gang is pushed to new heights. However, though he appears tough and audacious, Trevor also has an innocent childlike side that is revealed when conflict cracks his outer shell. This contrasting dimension of naïveté and morality that we discover late in the story makes Trevor a dynamic and likeable character, prompting us root for him despite our better judgment. Graham Greene’s choice to explore the cracks in the walls we build around ourselves as well as the ones we live in elevates “The Destructors” from a short story about young boys wreaking havoc to a thoughtful composition on what must be destroyed in order to rebuild, reveal, or
If I preferred an abled person over an disabled person, I won’t be interested in this field. My little sister is partially death and I see the struggles she has to go through at school and I see how some of the kids treat her. She really just wants to be treated like any another kid and not be counted out because of her disability. She thought me to treat everyone with the same respect and be open-minded when it comes to people with disability. Yes, they might have a disability but that doesn’t define them, they are bigger than their disability.
For example, they buy her nikes, and jean jackets and allow her to reveal hair out of her hijab, they are pleased with Marjane wanting to be modern rather than a fundamentalist woman.Growing up I rebelled, I did so in a positive way I disliked to go outside and play like other kids, I enjoyed going to school and learning unlike the other kids. My mom grew up getting into fights and being a troublemaker in her neighborhood, she was surprised to see that I refrained from getting into trouble or getting involved with drugs and alcohol at a young age. Just like young Marjane I rebelled, and everyone looked at me different for being who I was. However, they do not always encourage her rebellion, her mother forces her to pray, “If anyone ever asks you pray during the day, say you pray, you understand?” (75/6) in this case her mother wanted her like everyone else to keep from being killed or taken away. In another instance she starts smoking
All throughout the short story Margot doesn’t participate and have fun with her peers on Venus. If Margot didn’t want to be bullied she should change and think about what will happen based on her choices. Instead of constantly being depressed she should loosen up and have a good time with the other children. “‘And this was because she would play no games with them in the echoing tunnels of the underground city. If they tagged her and ran, she stood blinking.’” This is significant because it shows that the other students have the best intentions at first and try to be kind.
It was difficult to watch the parents struggle, and it frustrated me that there was no discipline or punishment whatsoever; every one of the parents’ responses were passive. I thought it was very interesting to see how Child A’s sister was calm when she first came in with the parents, but as soon as they sat down and Child A began getting rowdy, she followed his every move. Unless the parents change their way of teaching, Child A would not be a great role model for his sister to follow. His loud and disruptive behavior is a definite example of the external behavior, and it would not surprise me if the child grew up to be very aggressive and possibly violent. As I watched the family, it reminded me greatly of that clip you linked in our module about the Supernanny.
Emily Brent was taking care of a young girl who got pregnant before marriage, which is against what Emily believes in so she kicked her out of her home, which then the young girl drowned herself. This is an awful situation, but Emily did not plan on having the girl kill herself, she didn't plan on it at all like Thomas did. Emily thought what the girl had done was wrong and she had the right to make her leave the home, it may be cruel but it doesn't deserve a punishment as severe as death. Thomas Rogers, on the other hand, does need that punishment because nothing has happened yet. ¨There was never a word against us.
These kids only listen to this rap music. What even is that? It’s gangster music, that’s what it is. This music is turning our kids into thugs who smoke and do weed and say swears and treat women with disrespect because that’s what these musicians tell them to do. Rap is just music by thugs who are trying to change our kids into gangsters.
One mother commented, “I have really enjoyed reading this book but I would not recommend this for my teenage children to read. The reason behind my hesitation is because the way the ‘monster’ makes [Kristina] feel is almost enticing rather than revolting” ("All Member Reviews for Crank”). If mothers and fathers are working toward keeping their children away from drugs as they grow up, they certainly do not want a character like Kristina threatening the effectiveness of their parenting. Since Kristina describes herself as “the perfect daughter” and a “gifted high school junior” at the beginning of the novel, many young adult readers can identify with her, which also implies that any young adult, regardless of their perfect GPA or involvement in numerous after school activities, can
In the movie Finding Forrester (2000) Jamal is faced with an identity issue. Jamal being an inner-city kid with a reputation to uphold is clearly leading a double life. His neighborhood life is one of a streetwise, trash-talking thug who doesn 't want any of his “boys” to know the real Jamal. On the other hand the true Jamal is a bright, talented and goal oriented young man that is scared to show his true identity. That is until William Forrester challenges him to write with his heart first, then rewrite with his head (Sant, 2000).
(Page 149-150) Changing yourself is very hard, but avoiding your bad habits and ignoring people is easy. After she tries to change and fails, Maleeka choses to avoid and ignore the people who taunt her. After Maleeka reads what her dad wrote about her and what he used to think about his daughter, she changes herself. (Page 48-49) She starts to avoid Charlese and other people. The tide turns to her, she is no more judged the same way as she was judged before.
The belief that I chose to write about is the belief that people should not wear makeup, well more specifically the belief that "Nobody needs to hide their true colors from others." Katherine believes that you shouldn 't need to wear makeup to be able to fit in. When Katherine first started noticing kids at her school wearing makeup, she wanted to be like them, to follow the bandwagon. She asked her mom if she could wear makeup, but her mother told her "No", and that absolutely opened her eyes, she realized that she didn 't have to do anything to be popular, or have friends, she just needed to be herself, and show her "true colors". I somewhat agree with her belief, but disagree in other ways.