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Adolescence Many parents of teenagers in the 90s believe that their kids are growing up faster then they did They think they are being exposed to more negative forces such as drugs drinking and sex Because they are faced with these problems teenagers in the 90s must make many important decisions that determine the kind of person they will grow up to be Many teenagers take the wrong path giving into peer pressure or being a little too curious Many parents may wonder how they can teach their own kids the right path to take and the right decisions to make without having to lock them in their rooms so they are not exposed to these bad forces The image of adolescence in the 1950s presented in the movie Rebel Without A Cause is not much different from the image presented in the book A Tribe Apart Sure the way the dress is drastically different but both shows how teenager must face these decisions of what is right and wrong Both generations are exposed to drinking drugs and smoking There is fighting in both also but in the movie it shows them fighting with knives and fists where in the book there is mention of guns being brought to school for protection The fights are caused mainly by competition between teens The movie showed how competition is settled through playing chicken and racing cars off of cliffs The book did not mention anything quite like this This could show that teens in the 50s might have been just as wild as teens in the 90s One of the biggest issues teens face in both generations is dealing with their parents In the movie Jim the main character is getting into trouble constantly which provokes his parents to keep moving him from town to town Instead of dealing with his problems and helping him become less troublesome they just sweep him off to another
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