The Movie Monster And Two Sociological Theories Essay

1721 Words Dec 1st, 2015 7 Pages
People learn things from other people, especially if a person starts to learn bad behavior when they were very young. Some people grow up with bad influences or within a bad environment around them, and these could turn the people into criminals or killers if they see that bad behavior is acceptable or has no consequences. This was the case with the main character in the movie Monster and two sociological theories, both have rational choice theory and differential association theory, strengths and weaknesses in how they explain the main character in the movie. The movie Monster (2003) is about a female serial killer named Aileen Wuornos, who is a prostitute, a hitchhiker and has hopes of being famous, a big star, rich and more valuable than she already is. She became a hooker at 13 years of age when she was given money in exchange for sexual favors. She would like to escape to other places to avoid the life she has as a prostitute. Then, at a gay bar, she meets Selby Wall, who later becomes her romantic partner. After being raped and brutalized by a client, Aileen kills him in self-defense and decides to quit prostitution, and get a job. She went to many interviews but because she did not have any job experience, people would not hire her. Having no money, she returns to prostitution and killed her clients, because she thought that they were going to rape her. She used the money and cars that she stole for luxury to splurge between her and Selby. Aileen was then…

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