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Conflict Theory is a basic concept that was founded by Karl Marx The theory suggests that everything that happens in society is a result of conflict This Theory teaches us that the elitist class in society does everything in their power to keep the lower classes where they are In the Movie Street Wise Richard Duane and Erin are subordinate kids who have to deal with the problems that society has brought on them This class of kids learns to deal with life in their own way on the principles they learned to adopt The movie Street Wise takes place in Seattle where we first meat Duane Duane is a sixteen-year-old male that lives on the street Duanes daily activities include getting up at twelve paying fifty cents to shower begging for money and ending the day by doing drugs Duanes entire life is in conflict with what society considers the norm We ask ourselves why is Duane living on the street why is he paying money to shower and finally why does he beg for money The reason behind Duanes problem is the route of his non-existent family Duanes family is hardly involved in his life His mother is non-existent and his father is in jail for burglary arson and many other charges Even though Duane talks to his dad in prison this is no way for a boy of his age to live his life Duanes father knows that Duane is leading a very unproductive life and tells Duane this Duanes father asks him if he does drugs and smokes because he is concerned about his physical well being Duanes dad hopes to get out of jail and try to turn both of their lives around The reason behind Duanes unfulfilling life was because Duane didnt have anyone to teach him right and wrong Duane was forced into doing what others did to make a life for themselves Duane
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