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Whether it be stealing some candy at a store or punching a kid in the mouth for the shear aspect of respect and fear from others people at one time or another have felt the good to be bad feeling I speak from personal experience myself for I have wanted to be one of the bad guys on more than one occasion Though Im not a bad person there are times when I have tried to make myself more bad than I really was One instance is when I was much younger and trying to impress others I threw a rock at a camp counselors car of whom I was upset with I dont recall what I was upset about only know of the later consequences of that action and the looks on my friends faces when I did it My parents were all very much surprised and wondered what I was thinking and I all I said was I dont know I was the quiet kid in class of whom no one would expect to do such things even when upset I didnt do it because I was upset but because my friends were around and I wanted to prove I could be bad or at least look like I am With this past experience along with others that are quite similar I have established a connection with the short story Greasy Lake by T Coraghessan Boyle The story is about three teenage friends and their coming of age of who are bad characters but not as bad as they appear They too do such actions like mine in order to establish a look of being bad and to be the hoodlums of the world Being bad was the way they walked talked and treated others loving the points of being bad of which were awarded but being deceived as well The author T Coraghessan Boyle establishes a connection of their actions and the
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