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4 Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion is a collection of essays regarding the culture of California and the diversity that is present there The title Slouching Towards Bethlehem refers to a particular essay in the novel where Didion reflects and comments on the hippie movement that has taken place throughout the city of San Francisco Joan finds it ironic that many of the women involved in this movement are partaking in a womens trip This is defined as the women boycotting normal jobs and working around the house They clean cook and raise the children shunning outside work Didion finds this quite ironic because these women are trying to enforce a change to society and wish to have a different way of life than their parents In reality these women are repeating the actions of their mothers who were forced into the same lifestyle by their culture and marriage Another major factor of the hippie movement is drugs and sex A man named Deadeye intends to buy a house for homeless kids to live in by selling drugs Another man Max lives his life without ever saying no He sleeps with many different women and tells his wife about each one They have a very open relationship because of this movement The hippie movement has corrupted the society and made kids believe that drugs and sex are the answer to all of their problems The children of the hippies were never disciplined or looked after One kid named Michael is unsupervised during the day He starts a fire in the building where many hippies were living at the time and was not punished Didion came to the conclusion that the hippie revolution was tearing the country apart and that these children are trying to change society in the wrong way Word Count 303A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway4 The title of the book A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway relates to the ongoing theme
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