The Outsiders includes a plot that is very fascinating. It is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. The problem in the novel was the controversy between the Greasers and the Socs. Their hatred toward each other led to the climax of the story with Johnny killing Bob, a Soc, at the parking lot. Ponyboy, seeing this horrible event, decided to find Dally to help Johnny.
Numerous scenes in the novel, The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien, are riddled with violence. Those horrid scenes shape the themes of a heightened mental state and revenge. The actions of the Alpha Company are driven by emotion and stress. These issues create great problems for the Company, stripping them of their civilized societal standards and leaving only natural human instinct. In a scene where Curt Lemon accidentally steps on a mine and is torn into many pieces, his closest comrade, Rat Kiley, has trouble grieving the loss of his friend.
The mafia did not instantly become a global phenomenon, but instead had its humble beginnings in the midst of the illegal alcohol trade. Before Prohibition, most gangs limited their criminal activity to thievery and gambling; but soon transformed into organized groups of “bootleggers”; individuals who illegally imported liquor and resold it to the Americans (Bryan). One prominent example of a bootlegging gangster who became a millionaire would be Alphonse ‘Al’ Capone. To elaborate; because bootlegging had been deemed illegal under Prohibition, Capone had bribed to politicians and police, paying off every law enforcement agent in exchange for immunity in the districts in which he operated his illegal businesses. (Sullivan, 149).
In this quote it shows gender discrimination. “But I kept aloof from their more foolhardy schemes for a while, and on pain of being called a girl”(Lee 55). This quote shows how it bothers Scout when they call her a girl even when she is a girl. Here is another quote showing gender discrimination. “I was not so sure, but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagine things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one I could just go off and find some to play with” (Lee 54).
Economic inequality is a large factor into the crime rates of a community. In the image of the 3 color coated maps of Chicago identifying poverty levels and drug violations, there is a clear indication that drug violations and abuse is more evident in poverty stricken communities and neighborhoods. The effects of the interconnections between crime rates and poverty is analyzed by Sudhir Venkatesh a sociology student in the non-fiction book, Gang leader for a day. It is in the Robert Taylor Projects where Venkatesh observes the lack of police enforcement, the high rates of homelessness, prostitution, drug abuse, and gang activity. The gang leader he observes often justifies the gang activity, drug distribution and physical assaults of disabled homeless men as “helping his community”(75).
Hinton’s novel, The Outsiders, much of the turmoil and conflict in the community is caused by the Socials. Their are 2 reason the Socs are at fault for many problems in the novel. One reason The Socs are at fault for many problems in the novel is because they start trouble with Greasers.“Need a haircut, greaser. The medium-sized blond pulled a knife out of his pocket and flipped the blade open” Pg 5. At page 5 the Socs were threatening Ponyboy then they attacked Ponyboy by pinning down his arms and legs , sitting on his chest with his
Perry has many sociopathic characteristics including, lack of moral responsibility or social conscience, erratic behavior, rage and anger, ability form a particular relationship to one person, crimes are usually spontaneous. Perry’s erratic spontaneous outbursts is what caused him to go through with the murders and slit Mr. Clutter’s throat which put him on the killing frenzy that ended the rest of the Clutters lives. Capote highlights Perry’s sociopathic tendencies by comparing them to that of Dicks Psychopathic tendencies which exemplifies how when put together they are at each others fault for the
We see the feminist theory in the documentary when the managers or supervisors sexually abuse of their workers. They take the advantage of them being stronger and being in a higher position to manipulate their workers. So, they force them to have sex and afterward they laugh at them because they won’t listen to them and won’t believe them. Which in some of the cases they believe it and don’t report it at the moment and when they report it to the police and to the company it’s too hard to get evidence. Like in the case of one of the janitors, she reported what happened to her too
Another characteristic of a tragedy is the use of violence and death. Once again, both play’s use this in entirely different ways. In “Death of a Salesman” it is shown that Willy and his family have tremendous family issues because of Willy’s fatal flaw of illusion. Most of the play consists of arguments, sobbing and pleading because of Willy’s ignorance of the true values of life. Especially when Willy becomes violent when things do not go his way.
Suffering: Hamlet Hamlet, the tragic hero fits well into the instrument of suffering. The spreading of his suffering was due to his personal anguish. Within Hamlet there were many things that had caused his suffering, some of these reasons were due to his own personal plan for vengeance. Hamlet faced immense amounts of suffering within the play; his father had been murdered, his thrown had been stolen, and his mother was in an incestuous relationship with his father’s brother, who was the reason behind all of Hamlets suffering. As the plot thickens we begin to realize that Hamlets suffering is really beginning to affect him when he kills Polonius which ultimately affects all the people around him.