Comparing Individuality In Othello And The Breakfast Club

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Good morning students and teachers. I honestly can't believe I've made it through my last year of schooling here at Southern Cross. Throughout my senior English studies, I have realised that individuality is something that is unfortunately lost amongst the trends and expectations of a developing society. Especially in regards to adolescents, I believe that it can be incredibly difficult to maintain a sense of independence and uniqueness in a society where everyone is expected to conform to the majority. Over the last two years, texts such as “The Kite Runner”, Shakespeare's “Othello”, Robert Frost's “Into My Own”, and the film “The Breakfast Club” have definitely inspired me to be myself and to stay true my own beliefs. “The Breakfast Club”…show more content…
In the novel, Baba definitely sets the moral bar, and is concerned that his son, Amir doesn't have the courage to stand up for himself. I personally found it very difficult to relate to this novel, however i feel as though this particular quote supports my view on individuality. “The problem, of course, was that Baba saw the world in black and white. And he got to decide what was black and what was white. You can't love a person who lives that way without fearing him too. Maybe even hating him a little.” Baba had a one-dimensional view of the world, he saw things very simply and saw things as being either good or bad. I think that this might've impacted Amirs independence and personal views on his life experiences, as everything he had witnessed and believed had been influenced by his father's beliefs. This is where I'm coming from. The current year twelve cohort are going to move on to further study and other will jump straight into the workforce, and there will always be people who want to change you into something that you're…show more content…
The poem focuses on the idea of independence and ones journey to success. Personally I don't know what my future holds, let alone how to really prepare for the ride ahead although I do know that I must be my own person in order to make my own way in this great world. In the first stanza of the poem, “the dark trees” symbolise an unknown future, full of possibilities. This is of course similar to what I and many other year twelve graduates currently feel about next year. “They would not find me changed from him they knew” Applying this quote to my own life would mean that those around me will never see me as a changed person but will only see me grow into a more complete version of

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