Hunter S. Thompson | Critical Essay by Oscar Handlin

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Hunter S. Thompson.
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Critical Essay by Oscar Handlin

[Hell's Angels] shows the extent to which, in our society, the individual needs protection against himself as well as against others. This is a reporter's account of approximately a year spent in contact with the California gang of motorcycle outlaws…. Thompson complains that the news media have exaggerated the extent to which the Angels terrorize the communities through which they ride. But his lurid narrative, despite its sympathy for his subjects, reveals the threat they pose.

Speed, violence, sex, and drugs are the outlets of absolute individualists committed to total defiance of society. "There is more to their stance than a wistful yearning for acceptance in a world they never made. Their real motivation is an instinctive certainty as to what the score really is. They are out of the ball-game and they know it…. The outlaw motorcyclist...

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This section contains 444 words
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Buy the Critical Essay by Christopher Lehmann-haupt
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