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In the late 1800s, Horatio Alger wrote over 100 fictional stories of amazing success from rags-to-riches. Functionalists used Alger’s stories to support their belief that failure and success lies squarely on the individual.

Does the belief that failure and success lies squarely with the individual release society from any responsibility in assisting those needing help?

Support your position with examples.

NOT A ESSAY! This is an discussion question.

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