The book was written for his son Ramiro as an attempt to steer his son away from "la vida loca." Rodriguez carefully describes all his experiences of first being a victim, then being a victimizer as part of several gangs, then being a victim again when he moves away from the gang life. This is a story of self-discovery. A young boy finds himself thrown into a world that does not accept him; as a result he becomes a victim. Not knowing what else to do, he seeks protection through violence.
If everyone is phony, then he is phony as well, saying if the world is insane will he also be insane?. Although Holden has says that he is a liar, he doesn't always realize if he is lying or telling the truth. And the distinctions between truth and falsehood becomes faint as
Dally and Johnny help shape Ponyboy’s life. Dally and Johnny help Ponyboy realize that he must be willing to sacrifice some of his ideals to become a toughened gangster; they help him visualize what his life will most likely be. In The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy undergoes dramatic events that help shape his life. During the novel he loses the innocence he once had and experiences many traumatic situations.
Growing Pains There is no tougher time in a man’s life than the transition from a young man to an adult. There are challenges around every corner and one wrong decision can cause a setback with numerous implications for breaking the rules society has set. Young men are supposed to follow in their father’s footsteps and are not supposed to go against authority. These roles are often defined for them before they’re even old enough to drive. If a young man chooses to step outside these boundaries set by society, he is labeled as rebellious, and therefore, a threat to society.
Resistance to Change In Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, a troubled teenage boy named Holden Caulfield struggles with the idea of change and the fact that everyone will eventually grow up. Holden’s resistance to change causes him to reflect on his past and compels him to protect children and himself from maturing. When Holden is in the Natural History Museum, he reflects on his desire to keep things the way they are because he is afraid of change. In a place that feels secure to him in an unpredictable world of change, Holden remarks, “Certain things, they should stay the way they are” (122).
This shows us that, although Montag may appear to have some kind of plan, he is very impulsive and mainly follows these impulses rather than any plans he makes. Another similarity and difference between them is that both characters rebel against something at one point or another. The similarity is that both characters go through a rebellion. Ralph’s is against that of
My reasoning is because most don’t understand me, and they take my demeanor as cockiness. Cockiness can turn people off instantly. There is a saying that first impression is a lasting impression. Communication is vital and needed to get things accomplished. Lack of communications means lack of progression.
So I began to think about whom this boy was deep down and what type of background he has had growing up. From the research that I had done about criminal behavior I realized that his actions today may have been spurred by his environment, his up bringing, his lack of parenting, social pressures, or other criminal behavior theories. More specifically, after considering what happened, I believe that this boy’s attempt at burglarizing my home was a direct influence of adaptive behavior tied to the concepts of modeling theory, behavior theory, and the attachment theory. Schmallege (2009), in his book Criminology today: An intergrative approach (5th ed), quoted Abrahamsen’s book Crime and the Human Mind (p 26), by stating “Some psychiatric perspectives have held that crime is a compromise, representing for the individual the most satisfactory method of adjustment to