Common Issues Highlighted in “The Outsiders” and “Saints and Roughnecks”

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Common issues highlighted in “The Outsiders” and “Saints and Roughnecks”: “The Outsiders” is one of the favorite movies of teenagers made by Francis Ford Coppola in 1983. (Barsanti, 2010). “Saints and Roughnecks” is a paper written by William J. Chambliss which was first published in 1978. (Chambliss, n.d.). Both of them commonly point towards one issue i.e. future of individuals in the society is decided by the way they are treated by the materialistic society which tends to favor the richer and suppress the poorer to the extent that the latter are pushed into social exclusion. “The Outsiders” and “Saints and Roughnecks” form part of the vast literature that has preserved the different standards of justice for the rich and the poor, that have always dwelled in the society. The poor have always been looked down upon by the society in general, and the rich in particular, and this social attitude has resulted into the emergence of such concepts as social exclusion, which forms the basis of the widespread crime among the poor. In fact, the absorption of rights of the lower class people...

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