Peer Expectations Great Expectations

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ip at the beginning of the book can be seen as a person who is very tired to his upbringing and home. He is an orphan, a dependent on his older sister who was brought up “by the hand.” In return, she is very strict on Pip and he in away is afraid of her. His sister is married to Joe Gargery, a simple blacksmith. The three of them live in a poor village near the marsh of Kent and are considered to be “lower class.” Due to their socioeconomic situation, Pip was never given the opportunity to be schooled. This lead to him being an apprentice to Joe, where he would lull away mindlessly as he slowly turned into another Joe Gargery the blacksmith.
Peer pressure can only be taken to account for the ambition of a person. If there is a group of friends, and the majority can be categorized under “A,” then those who aren’t in the majority “B,” will soon assimilare to be “A.” In other words, “that placing a student in a school in which a greater proportion of students are disadvantaged increases the probability that she will not complete high school.” (Evans,986). In fact social and peer pressure can be so influential that
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As “ghettos [can be seen] as communities that have experienced epidemics of social problems,” the social problems stem from a neighborhood’s tenants as “neighborhood quality decreases, [there are] sharp increases in the probability that an individual will develop a social problem.” (Crane,1). This multiplier effect causes for one influential force to have a ripple effect on the choices and pursuits of a person. If any entire neighborhood is polluted with bad seeds, it brings the good seeds down also. Applying this to the real world it can be seen that “there were sharp jumps in the dropout probabilities of [all black and white females and males] in the worst neighborhoods of the largest cities.” (Crane,1250). It is that when it comes to peer pressure, parents and guardians are no

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