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Are the homeless helpless victims of our society or do they have themselves to blame? Discuss with reference to the novel

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Are the homeless helpless victims of our society or do they have themselves to blame? Discuss with reference to the novel "Stone Cold" The plot of "Stone Cold" shows how the homeless live. The popular opinion of the homeless people is they are animals and it's as if they don't exist. Many look at them as non-human. Their long hair and scruffy clothes creates this impression some people are afraid of homeless people because they think they will catch some kind of disease. The homeless people are Link and Ginger in the novel. The story is about two things dossers and murder, which in this story are both linked but they are two sides of the story. Shelter is an old ex-recruit who is better and twisted. ...read more.

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People often get intimidated walking passed because the homeless do not look honest as their appearance is not like the lucky people that have a home. The problems they create are they put tourists off, which make people think that Britain have a weak governing authority. People would then want the government to do more on the issue. Tourists come to Britain for a holiday not to see people on the streets living this would make the tourists feel sorry for the homeless and then the tourists that care it would put them down and affect the holiday atmosphere. There are charities that help, the most common one is the Salvation Army. These charities can only provide help for a short time like change of clothes and shelter for a night or two. ...read more.

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This makes the homeless feel worse again so they turn to drugs and drink so they don't feel the pain and the cold. There are some homeless that need some serious psychology because they have a choice. In our town we have a homeless man named Teabag no one knows his real name but his parents are really rich and he has a lot of money himself but that is the way he chooses to live. Some choose to, some have no choice. The people that want to see what its like have themselves to blame but the 'tramps' that leave home because of debt or cannot afford our daily house bills just are victims of our 21st century society. Luke Mooney ...read more.

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