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What is an idea for a short story I have to write about problems in our society?

I need to write a short story about a problem in our society for my English class. I was going to write about how a boy has beliefs about something and the society around him doesn't have the same values and eventually he falls under the bandwagon of society and loses his beliefs. I just don't know how to convey that into a short story. (I don't have a plot). Was wondering if anyone could think of a plot I could use to incorporate this idea. Thanks!

Asked By: Eddie - 3/8/2009
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what about abortion? that's kinda everywhere right now? or homosexualism? we've been hearing about that for years. it's in our society. what about either a boy or a girl who is a popular person at their highschool, good grades, community service, captain of the football team/ cheerleading squad, has a job at the local... More
Answered By: x. Samantha - 3/8/2009
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Its a little hard for us to offer help when we don't know where you live and what problems your society faces...
Answered By: Misty - 3/8/2009
 
That's actually really good idea. Why don't you write about a boy being gay in our society?
Answered By: *scorpiogirl* - 3/8/2009
 
do racism its easy, and there are many ways to branch off without being completely off tangent
Answered By: thatgirljordann - 3/8/2009
 
that is a pretty depressing story.............turn that frown, you know the rest....................
Answered By: King Midas - 3/8/2009
 
Just another idea.. A story that goes unnoticed, and ignored. How the public populations percieve and react to police interactions to crime. Cops, in an attempt to do their jobs are always getting hollared at, fought with and threatened with law suits. This is a major problem in society.. Think about it. As far as your... More
Answered By: bkt85 - 3/8/2009
 
try someone wanting to aspire to be a designer of somesort and cant and just slowly to gain the knowlege to be a designer loses the love for religion.
Answered By: Amber - 3/8/2009
 
oh honey there is multiple problems in our society, for example.....our economy is crashing, one out of every eight homes are being foreclosed, obesity/cancer is on the rise, drugs/crime are on the rise, no new college graduates can find jobs, people shoot up schools, ect......
Answered By: dukefan13 - 3/8/2009
 
There is a whole world out there just look around you... More
Answered By: RC - 3/8/2009
 
write about the disruptions of society due to the technology advancements. Like how conversational skills decreasing because of cell phones and lack of eye contact and stuff like that. You could blame technology as one of the reasons of obesity. be creative! hope this helps!
Answered By: CHICKEN TIKKA!!!!!!!!!! - 3/8/2009
 
Your storyline sounds good... More
Answered By: Tine - 3/8/2009
 
what about a boy who believes in human rights, and that we should respect everybody as individual, but he grows up to be this big C.E.O. who pays minimum wages, and doesn't respect his employees, because he gets cough up with the whole idea of capitalism, and he start thinking that money is more important than people?
Answered By: =] just happy - 3/8/2009
 
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