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  • Life Outside The Gang
    854 words
    One of the things that first struck me about the play was that the characters believed they lived a good life. I saw the exact opposite. The good life is shown through success, success through a career, education, goals, and love, or at least we are brought up thinking so. The gangs only had one another and without the support of that gang, these boys / characters would not exist as individual human beings. The Jets did not want to have jobs, and they mocked the ex-gang member, Tony, for leaving...
  • Gang Pony Boy
    281 words
    this story is about a boy name pony boy. he is four teen and his best friend is named johnny. he is fifth teen. that is like the ony person johnny like of the gang. pony boy has two brothers one named darcy and one named soda pop. darcy is the oldest of the three. he dropped out of school to take care of his brothers and got a job since his parents has died in a car accident. soda pop is the middle brother he's about six teen or seven teen. they have this gang called the greasers. who is more of...
  • Lives Of Two Different Gangs
    769 words
    West Side Story Day 4: 2-page essay The West Side Story portrays the lives of two different gangs living in America, as well as their beliefs and examples of living a good life. The expectations of what people consider the good life to be may vary on a person's morals and their dreams of what life is truly about. In this movie, whether or not these characters were good people, lived a good life, or lived in a good society is a very controversial topic. The characters of the West Side Story were ...
  • Boy Name Pony Boy
    267 words
    the outsiders was about a boy name pony boy. he was 14 years of age. his best friend was named johnny. and he didnt like to get in to any fights. the only reason he did fight because it was expected of him. he had two brothers one of them was named soda pop and the other one was named darcy. darcy was the oldest one of the three. he dropped out of school and had to find a job so he could take care of his brothers. he had to do this because both of his parents had died in a car accident so he had...
  • Good Friend Of Rusty James
    495 words
    Rumble Fish is a great book for teens to read. It is a book about younger teens joining gangs. The main character in the book is Rusty-James who is a high school boy that is in a gang and likes to get into fights. Also there is a guy named the Motorcycle Boy who is Rusty's idol. Some minor characters in the book include Steve who is the best friend of Rusty-James, another character is Smokey who is another good friend of Rusty-James, also Biff who wanted to beat up Rusty-James because they are i...
  • Drugs And Their Gang
    1,197 words
    The West side of Chicago, Harlem, Watts, and almost any major city in the U.S., What do all of these areas have in common These areas, along with many others have become mine fields for the explosive issues of race, values, and community responsibility, led by the plight of the urban underclass. Issues such as violent crime, social separation, welfare dependence, drug wars, and unemployment all play a major role in the plight of American inner-city life. Alex Kotlowitz's book; THERE ARE NO CHILD...
  • Wormsley Common Gang And Dick Prosser
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    In The Destructors the Wormsley Common Gang lashes out in a terrible manner. The gang starts off as a few young boys looking for ways to occupy themselves. At first the activities that they part in are illegal, but not hateful or mean spirited. The boys would do meaningless things like steal bus rides and calculate who stole the most at the end of the day. When T. comes into the picture things start to change. T. takes control of the gang from Blackie. The gang members follow and listen to T. an...

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