John Doe was part of a gang of derelicts. There were five members in total. They were having a discussion on school and the possibility of getting a good job in the future. John states, “I think I’ll go to college but I’m not in it for a job with a lot of money. I only want the educational experience” he stated.
“You are a __________ ,” Jane astonishingly replied, “What is wrong with you John? I’m not going to college, but I’m going to make it big. I’m going to get money any way I can. Even selling drugs!”
Ah, according to Robert Merton you are a __________ Jerry smiled and said, “I’m going to college and getting a good job as a doctor!” continued Jerry. “Well that makes you a __________Jackie retorted,
“You must be kidding. This whole system is messed up. We need to change the entire system. No more being money hungry and No more school!” I’m a __________Jim flatly stated. “Yes you are,” replied Jennifer but I’m going to collect welfare and live on the streets. I don’t need any of this! I’m a __________.” she stated.
Using Robert Merton’s Strain Theory, apply where John, Jane, Jerry, Jackie and Jim fall along its typology. The first blank is for your response for Jane’s reply to John’s statement, etc…. The last blank is for your response to Jennifer’s statement.