Tuesday, 4th December, 2012
1. What is the main idea of the passage?
The main idea or the message that is in the passage is that, the publisher is trying to inform the public about how crimes amongst teenage girls are increasing. He presented the information he addressed with real life examples to highlight that teenage girls are being influenced, to believe that revenge through violence is the only solution to their problems. Therefore, there are an increased number of teenage girls that are relying of that idea. 2. What are the three main points that the author uses to back up his argument? There are three main points that the author uses to back up his argument the case of 14years-old Reena Virk, who was brutally murdered by a group of eight teenagers. What really highlighted his argument in this case was the fact that seven out of the eight teenagers in that group were girls. Reena was tortured with cigarette butts on her forehead and beatings till she entered a stated of unconsciousness. Then one of the girls and her boyfriend threw her into the river, and watched her drawn. These merciless actions show the anger and violence that the teenage girls can hold within themselves, and what they are capable of doing. The second point is when the author uses comparison of the attack on Reena and the incident that involved two other teenage girls in Vancouver; Camille and Stacy. The author came to a conclusion that both incidents faced similar reasoning to their death. Most of these fights occur because of jealousy, rumours and competition over boys. From Stacey’s words, the author pointed that the main reasoning for these actions is the “big” and “don’t mess with me” impression that girls want to create for themselves in the eyes of other teenage girls. The last point that the author present in his article is the results from researches made by Statistics Canada and news that show the...
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