Paul Watt and Kevin Stenson, The Street: It’s a bit dodgy around there’ safety, danger, ethnicity and young people’s uses of public spaces, chapter 15 in Geographies of youth, youth cultures: Cool places The aim of this chapter is to question young people’s feelings and experiences when moving around a town in the South East of England. The town, named Thamestown by the authors. The area in which Thamestown is location, is described as a predominantly white, wealthy middle class area of the south east of England. Between June 1994 and July 1995 Watt, Stenson and other researchers investigated, how an ethnically mixed group of young people use public spaces in terms of danger and safety. Several key points arise in this chapter. Racial segregation
Drugs can ruin your life, family, career and future. Jude Hassan author and main subject of the novel Suburban Junky, has a lot of similarities and differences with Chris Herren, former NBA player and star of the ESPN Documentary, Unguarded, regarding their addictions to drugs. The major similarities are their rehab time, painful withdraw and the major difference with them is that Jude did it to be popular and Chris did it to deal with the stress. Both Jude and Chris served a long period of time in jail because of their problems with drugs.
Jordan Peele’s Get Out presents the notion of racism and injustice through the guise of a horror movie. While elements of horror such as gore and fear are included and the movie leaves us on edge throughout, Peele uses satire to highlight racial tension and anxiety in society. The protagonist, Chris, who is a black male, travels with his white girlfriend Rose to visit her parents at their house. Throughout the movie, Chris is faced with many weird encounters involving Rose’s family, leading up to the climax where Chris realizes Rose has tricked him and has been the antagonist the whole time. Rose’s family attempts to conduct an operation that will give Jim, a family friend, control of Chris’ body, but Chris manages
Down These Mean Streets is novel written by Piri Thomas, he writes about his life as a child growing up in New York during the 1930s. However, since his parents were Puerto Rican immigrants he was doing very well in his new environment. He couldn’t make any friends, since the other kids made fun of him because of his race and his family didn’t have a lot of money since his parents were unable to find a job. He wrote this story as an autobiography to let all of the readers know what he had to go through during his childhood.
Many people ask me where are am I from and my answer is I am from Puerto Rico, and there reaction always is like are you sure you don’t look Puerto Rican you look more like Dominican, and often I ask myself am I Dominican or am I Puerto Rican? Piri Thomas was born in Harlem, New York he was born during the Great Depression. His mother is a light-skinned Puerto Rican and his father very dark skin Cuban. Thomas introduced himself to the world in the prologue of his memoir Down These Mean Streets. This story is about a black son of Puerto Rican and Cuban during the Great Depression in El Barrio, East Harlem, the dehumanizing racism he even faced within his family and neighbors. Piri expends a lot of energy on his efforts to fit in. When his family moves from 111th street to 114th street, Piri is caught up in a new culture but cannot seem to fit in. Piri takes his dark coloring from his father and spends his adolescence trying to balance the need to fit in.
On January 28th, I visited the In-N-Out Burger located at 2900 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas. Like most In N Out locations, it is conveniently visible with the sign beckoning to come visit. The drive-thru was always long. However, it has plenty of parking areas. When I stepped into the restaurant, there was also a long line of people, who were waiting for made-to-order fries and burgers.
Why I Live at the P.O., by Eudora Wetly explores the patriarchal structure of this family, which is preventing functional relationships from forming within this family and is shown in both genders. The first line, “if your poisoned stay away,” (198) insinuates that Papa-Daddy does not want to, nor should be exposed to the poison of Stella-Rondo. Thus by elevating Papa-Daddy’s status and lessening Stella’s Rondo’s for possibly being “poison”. The reference to the Hammock is symbolic of male dominance within the household, for example on this scorching hot 4th of July, the hammock was a desired spot for all, with much appeal, however both Papa-Daddy and Uncle were the only two whom got to enjoy the cooling safe haven on a hot summer day.
Auden was never able to get a normal childhood. At the beginning of the book Along for the Ride she states how she was always stuck inside studying or doing school work, instead of being able to go outside and do all the normal childhood games. When she grows up she went to a very strict private school so they didn't have many activities like public schools. She decides to go to her dad's home in Colby for the summer of her senior to freshman in college year. While growing up Auden would stay up all hours of the night so that eventually followed her through high school. When she goes to Colby she meets Eli a fellow nocturnal person who helps her regain all of her lost childhood dreams.
The similarities are that he was photographing chaos and innocent people losing their lives. The difference was that this time unlike other times this was happening here, in our own back yard, something that us Americans are not used to seeing. Unlike most other countries, the United States has never fallen victim to any major bombardments (Other than Pearl Harbor) that have devastated major cities like those during major world conflicts like the great war and WW2. So to us been under attack in in our own back yard was shocking as James described it, and as he said it “we were now part of the world in a way we have never been before.” During times of war and crisis situations everyone should play their assigned roles, unless there is a need
The Rest of Us Just Live Here is narrated from the perspective of a teenage boy, doing ordinary things in a boring town in his last year of High School. The twist, is that Ness begins each chapter with a solitary paragraph that describes an out of place, supernatural event that is taking place in the same town, and of which the main characters are completely unaware. Ness does not develop these strange events, or reveal anything about the characters involved in them; what Ness tries to show is that “not everyone can be the chosen one”. He is defying every other story ever written in which the protagonist is the hero that saves the day. In this book the protagonist is just a boy who wants to leave his school, escape his family and pass his exams.
On point he sees one of the mannequins not where he left them and as he tries to go get him and take him back he gets caught in a trap and hits his head and is knocked out but when he hits his head he starts to bleed when he comes back too he looks at his watch and sees he needs to get back home so as he is trying to escape the trap the zombies start to come get really close to him his dog jumps in and starts to take some of them out and his dog ends up getting bit so that will can escape and kill the rest he gets his dog home and it starts to loose its hair which is the first stage to the virus taking over. He spends his last few hours with his dog then he ends up having to kill him. Part of will smiths looking for a cure means that he has to capture one of the zombies and to do this he has to go into where they hide and draw them out to this trap. Which is hard to do because there are literally 200 in this one little place so he stands just inside and cuts himself so they will smell him and he starts to make a lot of noise and draws about 50 out close to him as he his doing this his dog runs in there and thankfully doesn’t get bit this time. But he ends up catching one and ends up finding the cure because of the fact
Daniel Canty is an author and we could understand from his work that he creates a third place for the past to be present in this district, a place where the radical change happened. Before the Saint-Laurent Boulevard, also known as "Main Street," was the major commercial street in Montreal (Canada) perpendicular to the St. Lawrence River and crosses the island of Montreal in two. It was home to many immigrants who settled there and founded many small shops and restaurants. Saint-Laurent Boulevard begins in the south of rue de la Commune, which runs along the St. Lawrence River in Old Montréal. Going north and Somerville Avenue, it crosses several neighborhoods like the red light (around St. Catherine Street), now includes in the Quartier des spectacles and others.
The action within the movie is very fast-paced, and it begins during a Gerry Lane’s family commute in Philadelphia. Gerry Lane (portrayed by Brad Pitt) and his family fight to leave the congested streets that are filled with exponentially-growing infected lurking about. Gerry fends off hordes of zombies as they navigate the supermarket