It's an essay about social alienation with comparisons from "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," by Ambrose Bierce, "The Blue Hotel," by Stephen Crane, and "A Worn Path," by Eudora Welty.

Essay by gahottie1916College, UndergraduateA+, July 2002

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In today's schools, students of all ages in high school and college are face with social alienation. Social alienation brings out a negative effect on people, making school, and life harder for them. There is an article written by Timothy Daugherty and Eric Lane that discusses social alienation. In their article, they discuss the way that women have a lower social alienation than men. College students who are involved in a organization have lower social alienation than students who are not involved in an organization too. Students who are Freshman tend to adjust the most academically and social wise, mainly because they are in a new environment. Students will tend to focus on their academics, mainly because they have more work than they are use to; they spend less time on their individual attention. Socially, family separation and weak campus networking may led to loneness for new students and if initial loneliness does not diminish them social alienation occurs.

From what I have seen, children who are rejected by their parents, keep to themselves because they are afraid of being rejected by society. They will also have a tendency to have a low academic level. This problem tends to socially alienate them, and probably make them drop out of school. There has been many other studies done that prove that social alienation causes negative academic outcomes in high school and college students (Lane, 1999).

Every child goes through social alienation I believe. Most of it occurs in high school, trying to fit into the "popular crowd". Some students will go through all links to be involved with the "popular crowd". Then after high school you go to college then you get married and before you know it, you have grandchildren. Now you are "old", so you are put into a...