Prosperity: Nothing but an Image in The Outsiders
– … Stereotypes have evolved the functioning of our minds when we view others, but more often than not, stereotypes are wrong to use to judge people. Just because you once met a hood that fits his typecast – maybe like the tumultuous character of greaser Dallas Winston in this book- doesn’t mean that everyone else who resembles him is exactly the same. In fact, the majority of the other greasers in The Outsiders have more easygoing- albeit not quite delighted- attitudes towards their own lives. Furthermore, having all the money in the world certainly does not guarantee bliss….
Literary Criticism – “We Call Them Greasers”
– On a general level, structuralism holds that both individuals and the realities they share are signified and constructed by a series of cultural influences which create meaning. The self is said to be a construct of its environment and selves in combination project meaning onto their experienced reality; a reality which in turn becomes reflective of the shared consciousness. This symbiotic relationship between the formulation of a reality and the nature of a collective allow meaning to be interpreted based on the system of constructed codes which informs it….
For the Greater Good
– In practice capital punishment is flawed in a multitude of ways and should not be practiced, but in principle capital punishment is ethical and can be a legitimate sentence. Capital punishment can be supported when the crime committed is extremely horrendous and when the individual under question who has committed a serious crime cannot be rehabilitated. As a rule of thumb rehabilitation should be the first goal, but if that goal cannot be completed the individual is a threat to society and capital punishment can be justified….
For the greater good…
– “You’re kidding me.” Jack Bowman glanced away from his locker, around the corner. One of the new rookies was showing off some kind of fancy watch to another, near the benches. It looked expensive. Looked. He slammed the locker door shut and walked towards the exit. Jack managed to catch a bit more of the conversation as he stepped outside: “…guy who sold it must have been a nut-job. Only a 100 dollars…” The voice was cut off as the wind blew the metal door close with a sharp bang. He grimaced. No way could you get an original for that kind of money….
For the Greater Good
– A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government. Thomas Jefferson In the past, the intent of most House and Senate bills fell pretty much into one of four categories. They addressed routine funding for critical services, they echoed the will of the people, they fixed recently discovered problems, or they were for the greater good….