Comparative Essay On Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell

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Sociology is the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society. I find sociology an interesting subject as it evolves as the society that we live in evolves. It is the subject that provides information on politics, crime, education, media and many other factors from the society that we live in. This means that there is always something new to learn. The moment at which I developed an interest on how society works was when I moved from a small village in Northamptonshire, to a town in Hertfordshire, I began to see how people’s attitudes differed based on their backgrounds. I found it intriguing to compare the two youth groups in which I had been exposed to and the stigma the that they attached to people that weren't raised…show more content…
Throughout the novel he looks at how individuals become successful. He recognises that success can be achieved through a "web of advantages" provided to a person from their background. However he also believes strongly in the 10,000 hour theory that in order to become “professional” at something then an individual must commit to 10,000 hours of work and even then to continue putting in time to maintain their level of ability. I believe that this theory shows that it doesn’t matter where someone is from, if they apply themselves they can achieve the same success as someone from a higher socio-economic background. Geography, Sociology and English Literature are the three A-levels that I have chosen study; there are parallels between the subjects, particularly between geography and sociology in topics like demographics and globalisation. This has allowed me to expand on my knowledge from both subjects in order to achieve a greater comprehension. Studying English Literature at A-level has provided me with critical analysis skills; this allows me to understand different information and enables me to create coherent arguments in essays across all of my

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