Essay On Non Conformism

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What is like to be non-conformist or outsider? Being non-conformist is when we do not conform to society and society rules. In a meanwhile, being an outsider is when not being heard, not having a voice. It is like being a secondary person in everything, which may cause society to treat us differently or even unequal because we are different. Being non-conformist is usually by choice but being an outsider is mostly without the choice of ours. Either way, being non-conformist or outsider makes us feel like we do not belong to society and we are part of less or greater group. Ralph Waldo Emerson from Transcendentalist movement, Langston Hughes from Harlem Renaissance and Allen Ginsberg from Beat generation movement, they all experienced being…show more content…
America was all about conforming to social norms, laws, and society while he was all about diversity. In his poem “A Supermarket in California”, he mostly dedicated to Walt Whitman because he chose Walt Whitman as a guide because Whitman also loves diversity. Walt Whitman believed American citizens should not worry about making money, but instead, they should worry about being themselves. In the poem, “A Supermarket in California” by Allen Ginsberg, he states “What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked down the sidestreets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon. In my hungry fatigue, and shopping for images, I went into the neon fruit supermarket dreaming of your enumerations “(Ginsberg). He says that he is hungry but actually shopping for images for his poems and dreams of the "enumerations" or numbering or listing of things which Whitman used all the time. Then he states, “I saw you, Walt Whitman, childless, lonely old grubber, poking among the meats in the refrigerator and eyeing the grocery boys. I heard you asking questions of each? Who killed the pork chops? What price bananas? Are you my angel?”(Ginsberg). In this lines, he is assuming that Whitman is definitely trying to pick up grocery boys like himself. Yet, he also calls Whitman “lonely” referring that he is not with a society, he is different and
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