Robert K. Merton Theory of Anomie
In the film, FosterÆs only goal of the moment is to make it to his daughterÆs birthday party. However, along the way he is blocked by violent gang members, con men, bigots and the economically disenfranchised, i.e. the homeless.

We see FosterÆs frustration grow. He is angered when a Korean grocer charges him .85 cents for a soda but wonÆt give him change for the phone. HeÆs attacked by Latinos and uses his briefcase as a weapon. In a later episode with the same gang members, he makes off with their sack of weapons. Suddenly, Foster becomes a worker drone in his mind with a bar code instead of a name. H

 
 
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