It is shown with Dolphus Raymond, who people do not see as fitting in with Maycomb, but the reader finds out why he lives the way he lives. Similarly, Boo Radley is introduced as the town crazy, and something people should be afraid of. By the end of the book the readers see that he is a normal person who chooses to avoid the drama of Maycomb. And finally, the readers see Mayella Ewell, a girl from a destructed family who tries to make her life better any way that she can. On the whole, the author shows in multiple ways that a person’s image is different on the outside than on the
This reveals Offred’s lack of motivation to defend her body or her beliefs, and her assimilation to Gilead. As Fredrik Pettersson stated in his criticism, “[Offred] might not have any real belief in the theocratic values, but they affect her life and actions nonetheless.”(8) Even though Offred may disagree with the values of Gilead, she is too fearful to actively oppose the society, and has internalized some of Gilead’s views. When Offred sees the black van coming towards her, Nick tells her that “it’s Mayday” and to “trust” him. Offred is suspicious, “but snatch[es] at it, this offer. It’s all [she’s] left with” (Atwood 294).
Krebs thought girls were “not worth the trouble.” (85) Although he may not have had the motivation to pick up the girls, he “liked looking at them.” (85) This is in no way the girls’ fault, however it shows how the war affected Krebs’ drive to do tasks that involve socialization. Perhaps if the townspeople were more open to listen to Krebs’ story then he would be more comfortable with girls. His mother is an example of how he interacts with women. He is shown to be very uncomfortable, and ends up with his mother’s feelings hurt. This shows how because nobody talked to him, he couldn’t talk to anyone comfortably.
Conformity Essay The nature of conformity is following something without rejection, or accepting that there’s only one way one thing can be done. Leonard Mead is in a world where society is more like a blinded monkey with a knife in its hand. He is a nonconformist because he doesn’t live the normal lifestyle the rest of society lives. The rest of society repeats the same thing over and over without question, it’s like everyone is the same person. The rest of society’s relation to conformity is that they follow the norms and not question its impact on their daily life, whereas Leonard Mead doesn’t question the norms, he just does is his norms which is totally different from the rest of society’s but repeats them.
Megan B. Wyatt explains that due our actions of today, our society will slowly become a dystopia, with equality throughout yet no forms of differentiation. Our world is falling into despair and similarity, and many too people are trying to become the same as someone else due to fear of being different. Our society has preset norms that others perform in order to stay under radar and not be seen as an outcast. As a result, we have lack of new ideas and plain old copies of others. An example of this is smartphone companies, in the way that their new products have similar and even exact identical properties as
The unpleasing experience of becoming-woman is the root cause of Joe’s antipathy to women’s sexuality later in his life. Becoming-woman is not essentially a nugatory experience; rather, it can be a constructive experience of unshackling oneself from one’s socially given self and can be used as a support for artistic creativity as in Gordon’s case in Mosquitoes. However, to someone like Joe whose individuality is already uneven, the experience of becoming-woman can be deeply ominous. What upsets him the most from the incident in the dietitian’s room is neither her genitalia that he might have seen nor castration apprehension. It is the submissiveness and the vulnerability associated with the experience of becoming-woman that he has felt in the
Thus, for Shudson democratic conversation does not lie in the mere gathering of intellectuals but rather it is fostered “in settings where talk is bound to be uncomfortable” (Shudson 306). These feelings of uneasiness and discomfort are the principle reasons why we are taught from an early age to avoid topics such as politics and religion due to the risk of offending someone else point of view yet Shudson may argue this hindrance has yielded a lack of public democratic
She has the choice of wearing anything she wants in her home, but when she’s at school she is once again restricted by the veil and her religion. When Marjane is in Vienna, she changes from a conformist that she needs to be in Iran to an individual that she is allowed to be in Vienna. This shows the freedom that people are allowed to have rather than the restricted rules that are implemented in Iran to oppress women. Marjane thought the act would be liberating, however, it wasn’t as simple as that because her inner thoughts still continued to conflict with
They are well guarded by their own people. They are forbidden from knowing the truth about their existence, the very reason for which they are kept in that place is out of their reach. Yet this society holds together tightly and functions as a whole. People live in peace and harmony. They do the work assigned to them with truth and honesty and also they stay true to their factions.
Pyle looks for his own benefit to any given situation without thinking about how those around him may feel. Overall, I do like Fowler better than Pyle because Fowler is someone who you can look up to, despite his loneliness. Fowler wants to live a very simple life, with Phuong of course, which I totally agree with. Fowler is not aloud to marry Phuong because his wife back in England won’t sign a divorce. Again, religion at the time was more looked upon by society, so I cannot really relate.