A Drunken Ride A Tragic Aftermath Essay

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English: Story Group Pressure Essay

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Kelly Donovan
Professor Correa
English 101
October 2, 2012
Compare and Contrast
If someone asked you to jump off a bridge with two of your friends, would you do it? Peer pressure is defined by social pressure from members of one's peer group to take a certain action, adopt certain values, or otherwise conform in order to be accepted. There are many types of peer pressure; a common one is group pressure.
Drunk driving is defined as operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol. This is often caused by stupidity or even peer pressure. Your peers influence you a lot in a negative or positive way. In these two short stories by Rodney Stark and Theresa Conroy the characters fall under peer pressure, which leads to both a negative and…show more content…

So many thoughts going through ones head. In this experiment the subject decides to stick to their answer, and your correct. Its better to be a leader than a follower. Not only can peer pressure be affected in situations like this, it can also be a cause of something much more dangerous such as drinking and driving. The short story A Drunken Ride, a Tragic Aftermath by Theresa Conroy and Christine M. Johnson is another example of peer pressure. This short story was about a group of high school boys that just graduated going to an after party that involved underage drinking. Going to this party these boys had plans on getting intoxicated but no plans on getting home. As the party went on these four boys decided they got bored half way through and wanted something to eat, so they convinced their friend that drove to go and get food even though he had been drinking. He knew it was a bad idea but he didn’t want to let down his friends. With all the bribing that was being done by his friends he finally cave in. The outcome of this situation was these four boys didn’t make it to their destination, on their way there they got into a car accident leading to all but ones death. With all being said, you should never fall for peer pressure, if you know something is wrong why do it and get yourself into trouble? There are always consequences that will be faced with wrong doings. Peer pressure is so complex, yet fundamental to

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1 A Drunken Ride, A Tragic Aftermath
Philosophical Chairs Discussion

2 DAY 1-2: Read and annotate the story that has been provided
Be sure to provide an answer to the questions that follow – first impressions, multiple choice, and discussion.These answers do not have to be lengthy – they are a means to prepare you for discussionPrepare a minimum of three open-ended questions to ask that will allow for discussion with your peers.Example: Who was really at fault for the accident and why?

3 DAY 2-3:Once the reading and annotating is complete, students will discuss as a group the important elements of the story and their reaction to it.Some things to consider – who was really at fault? Could this have been prevented? What other options did the boys have? Is the driver being treated fairly? Do you feel badly for the driver? What should his punishment be? What is the most powerful aspect of this piece? Do these events remind you of anyone or anything?Each student must speak for formative credit. The student lead will pull cards for discussion.

4 DAY 4: Individual reflection –
Write a 2-3 paragraph reflection choosing a side – who is responsible for the accident? Is it the driver alone, or are all boys equally responsible? What is your position on this question?This is an argument style response – choose a perspective and write from it, discreetly “convincing” me by using strong examples and reasons from the text. Time to A.C.E. it!This is your summative score for this activity.


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