THE JUNKIE PHILOSOPHY.
Analysis of the main characters in the book DRUGSTORE COWBOY by James Fogle. Contends additction of characters is not limited to taking drugs, but also to the excitement of the lifestyle, including criminal aspects. Special world view, attitudes and behaviors of characters who adhere to the junkie philosophy. Junkie system of values.
The main characters in James Fogle's Drugstore Cowboy subscribe, to various degrees, to what might be called "The Junkie Philosophy." For the bulk of... more
The main characters in James Fogle's Drugstore Cowboy subscribe, to various degrees, to what might be called "The Junkie Philosophy." For the bulk of the book, the characters, especially ringleaders Bob and Diane, live their lives with one object in mind--acquiring and taking drugs, especially the high quality drugs located in pharmacies, which they rob. All other activity is insignificant in comparison. They live for drugs. Within that fixation on drugs, however, there is indeed a philosophy of sorts which includes a world view, a set of attitudes and behaviors that the characters adopt as expressions of that world view, and a sense of higher purpose which is achieved through the exercise of that philosophy.
For the characters in Fogle's book, it is clear that the simple addiction to and ingestion of drugs itself are hardly the