These adults are phony and cruel and he does not want to follow their rules. Holden feels that by staying a child he will be protected by his innocence from the adult world. Holden carries his view of preserving innocence to the children in the book. Holden is talking about protecting the children so they will not experience the cruelty of the adult world. If he catches the children before they fall he will keep them in their childhood world
Despite this my immediate feeling in response to this situation is that at this point I do not report the crime. 2. Ordinary Moral Sense – my beliefs related to the situation are simply that adolescents need to learn to make responsible decisions. I feel that by coming to me and revealing that he was a part of this criminal activity, he may indeed have feelings of guilt and is basically reaching out in dealing with these feelings of remorse he has. Since he was not the one who actually stole the car and it was not his idea, I would use the opportunity to guide him in the process of making better choices.
It leads to a lot of confusion when he talks to a great number of the people he encounters throughout his journey to find Wellington’s killer. The first notable instance of this is when he cannot empathize with the fact that his father finds Christopher’s “detecting” unacceptable and possibly harmful to the family. However, this characteristic is integral to the story and its development because if he’d understood that nobody wanted him to snoop around there would have been no substance to the novel – it would have ended right away once his father told him to stop investigating. This also really ties in with the fact that Christopher requires order in his life. This characteristic causes him many difficulties in such a chaotic world.
Others will hopefully learn from those mistakes and not do it. Why they shouldn’t be tried as adults? Kids who commit crimes are between the ages of 9 or 10. At, that age it is impossible for them to have the mental ability to plan or commit a crime yet alone understand the consequences of that action. An adult who commits a crime is punished for it and will remember it for the rest of their lives.
For example, when Mr. Warren was being humiliated, disrespected, and taken advantage of, Pentecost didn’t do anything about it; instead he just stood there, and let it happen. Calling someone courageous also requires them to be defensive in what they think is right and risk being humiliated by their peers. “I- well, I looked away. I was fifteen. I didn’t want to be called a do-gooder.
Christopher Boone, the narrator and main character of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, is a 15 year-old teenager who – although it is not clearly stated in the novel – has Asperger’s Syndrome. This is one of the least important things you need to know about him, but it is one of the main things that make him such a great observer of modern society. Readers are able to perceive the world in a completely different light through his eyes, a world full of truths and details that most people do not want to see and precious insights that the average person is blind to. To start with, although Christopher’s emotional limitations partially handicaps him in some ways, they are a great contribution to his extremely detailed perception of modern society. Because of those limitations, his thoughts aren’t clouded by emotions.
The main relationship Christopher has is with his father Ed. Even though their relationship is constant it is not without its difficulties. Ed is usually quite good at controlling Christopher but sometimes when his emotions get the better of him Christopher can get out of hand and, as a single parent, Ed is unable to handle the stress. Although Ed knows not to touch Christopher other people who do not know him well don’t know that he dislikes being touched and his other personality traits that make him different. This has made Christopher mistrustful of strangers and to prefer the company of animals as “dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.” The letters from his mother Judy that Ed had hidden from him so he did not have to tell his son the truth about their break up fuels Christopher’s mistrust in his father and takes away one of
For the crimes teens commit, they should not go unpunished, but to treat teens as adults is not the fair thing to do when teens don’t have the same judgment as adults. This poor judgment might also come from lack of positive influences. Many teens make the bad decisions that they do because they don’t have anyone in their lives telling them right from wrong. Without these people, teens might act out not realizing what consequences come from their actions. In the Lord of the Flies, there
Parents should not be legally responsible for the crimes of their children because the crimes were committed by the children, not their parents, also the children are older enough to know what is right from wrong, and their parents can not babying their children for life. The children who are about between from thirteen to seventeen can knowledge their mistakes very well so why put responsible on parents? The parents should not punish for their children. They are not the one who did the crime. They did not do nothing wrong, their children did.
18-year olds barely have any time and are under gargantuan amounts of stress, forcing them to do community service will hurt their general well being. I agree with my opponent, Community Service is a great thing if done from the heart. But, forcing careless teenagers to work around an issue they do not care about is not going to help the community rather their sloppy and negligent work may do the exact opposite. Community service is supposed to be voluntary and if a person volunteers to do community service that is all fine and well but forcing students to do something that they do not care about nor want to do will not help anyone. Community service should come from the heart, it shouldn't be forced.