Why Was Gladwell Wrong

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Gladwell article was disagreeable due to the fact of his theory. His theory stated that teens are rebellious and that they will join a riot without even thinking.. In the article, Gladwell talks about a boy name John LaDue and how he tried to shoot up his school, kill his family, along with killing himself. Gladwell would think he was abused by one of his family members when he was just a little boy. For some people that would be wrong and that wouldn't be the case and for others they would agree with Gladwell. But in this case Gladwell is wrong. Gladwell theory was wrong and incorrect. Is this article wrong because of Gladwell theory? Gladwell states that John LaDue was making a bomb that was called a Molotov Cocktail. Gladwell put in the article of John’s talking to a cop about what was in the bomb. For example, “he told Schroeder, listing various kinds of explosive power, thousands of ball bearings, pipes for pipe bombs, fifteen pounds of potassium perchlorate,…show more content…
Officer Schroeder was talking to LaDue and trying to figure out things. Officer Schroder put LaDue’s journal on the table and LaDue got worried and wondered how he got his journal. So officer Schroeder asked him about the disturbing things in LaDue’s journal and John LaDue told Schroeder word for word. LaDue said “I want to tear a throat out with my own teeth like a pop can. I want to gut someone with my hand, to tear a head off and rip out the heart and lungs from the neck, to stab someone in the gut, shove it up their heart,” (Gladwell 4). Gladwell and viewers would agree that a teen that writes something like that in their journal they have something wrong with them. Something that wasn't right in his years that happen to him that made him this way. Gladwell thinks he might have been abused by a person in his childhood years and that could be the reason John could be feeling this
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