Walter Mosley’s always outnumbered, always outgunned is a short story collection wherein the main character, Socrates, is presented with a moral problem at the outset of each story.
In your view, does Socrates have a moral code? In other words, does he have some basic rules that he lives by?
If you feel that Socrates does have a moral code, explain what this code is, what are these rules that he lives by?
What are some examples in the stories that you have read where Socrates bases his decisions upon his moral code? If you feel that Socrates is without a moral code, give examples from the stories where his actions are morally inconsistent.
Pick two or three stories (no more, no less) from the book and base your essay on these stories. Give examples of Socrates’ thoughts and actions in these stories to support your thesis.