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  • Person Associates With Deviant People
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    Deviance is the behavior and the standards of expectations of a group or society. It is also behavior that is considered dangerous, threatening or offensive. The people that are deviant are often labeled to be weirdos, oddballs, or creeps. In the United States, people with tattoos, drug addicts, alcoholics, and compulsive gamblers are all considered deviant. Sociologists believe that everybody is deviant from time to time. They believe each person will violate a social norm in certain situations...
  • Intricate Eyes And A Pale Face
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    Kayla Curtis Forget my face. I belong in London. Forget my name and take this as goodbye. No, I will not put a fight, my will for living has died. I've been living a lie. I am a lie. I'm trite and cheap. I have five dollars and a couple coins with me. If I continue living a lie, then I might as well be paralyzed. Lies are truths never born. So when I board the plane take it as my rebirth. A twelve hour flight in the womb over lonely seas and if by chance this plane was to go down I'd curl up in ...
  • Home Carl
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    Although race is a constant theme in Langston Hughes's writings, critics note his ability to write about essentially racial themes while delineating the personal circumstances of each main character (Votteler 108). In "On the Way Home", Hughes relates a mans grief over the death of his mother without specifying the race of the characters (Votteler 108). A close critique of the story proves to be interesting. I will analyze "On the Way Home", by Langston Hughes, in terms of symbols, characters, a...
  • Home The Boy
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    Poor Boys Blimp There once was a little boy that grew up in the Brooklyn projects. He was extremely poor. Some how he managed to have some of the better things of life like a treadmill and an obsolete computer from the 80's. His life long dream was to own a $650 Lead Zeppelin remote controlled blimp. He asked his parents every year for six years if he could have it and every time they would say no they couldnt afford it. So on the boys fourteenth birthday he went and applied for a job at the loc...
  • Suppressed Life
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    At Least a Hundred Words by Hugo Williams The child in At Least a Hundred Words by Hugo William also experiences some form of suppression. However, this time, he is not suppressed by society, but by authority in the school he attends, and the overwhelming need to conform. In school, where everybody wears the same uniform and "stands on the playground with red faces" and writes the same letters home, each individual has come up with a common facade that belies their inner personality. It is the s...
  • Back At The Front Line
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    All Quiet on the Western Front This movie captures the lives of young men and their experiences in the Great War. It shows the affects that the war had on them and how it changed their prospective on their own life. Every beginning has an end. As does this story. The movie begins with the boys finishing their schooling. It is almost symbolic as the boys leave the school laughing and joking with one another as if they are leaving their childhood behind. The following day the boys enlist for war. ...
  • One Of Lafeyette And Pharoah's Friends
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    There Are No Children Here – Summary There Are No Children Here – Summary There Are No Children Here Alex Kotlowitz was a freelance journalist. In 1985 a friend came to him and asked him to write a text for a photo essay he was doing on (children living in poverty) for a Chicago magazine. That is when he met the Rivers brothers, Lafeyette, age ten, and Pharoah age seven. He spent only a few hours with them interviewing for the photo essay. Lafeyette had an impact on Kotlowitz. When a...

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