Examples Of Conformity In Huckleberry Finn

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Angezah Fernandes Mr. Mattas Ap Language 30 Nov. 2015 Conformity As humans, our lives are revolved around the line that separates conformity and individuality. Conformity is a type of social influence that includes a change of belief or behavior to fit into a group. Many people can cross the line too far back or too far forward, thus being too much of a conformist or too much of an individual.Conformity is essential to life. Humans live in a society that functions as a whole. If there is a mistake, the entire system may fail. So, we are obligated conform to social norms and laws to stay together as a whole. There’s several types of conformity; Normative conformity,which is to give into group pressure because a person wants to fit in with the…show more content…
There are a numerous examples of conformity in the class readings and in today’s society. Even though being an individual is something everyone should be because it makes life interesting, conformity is an essential to be included into a community. In the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the main character, Huck, had to go through many obstacles in life that he had to conform to. One the first obstacles he had to go through was trying to fit into the expectations the Widow and her sister, Miss Watson had for him. They taught him about the Bible, they clothed him, taught him how to read and write, and told him not to smoke. At first, he was uncomfortable with this lifestyle, still use to how he grew up with his father. He only decides to conform to what they want because Tom Sawyer told him if he does not, then he couldn’t join the band of robbers. So, instead of putting up a fight, he conforms to…show more content…
Throughout this song, Reynolds tells how people are categorized groups, the little boxes, and how they all do they same thing. Reynold also compares the families to a cheap material called ticky-tacky. “And they're all made out of ticky tacky.And they all look just the same”. The object is fake and manufactured, just like the people. They feel as if they have to fake their personality to fit into their societal norms. Another example of conformity is the line,”They all have pretty children and they all go to school”. This is mocking the fact of how many families in the suburban areas all have the perfect life. Their kids do what they are expected to do. If not, then they might be rejected from their community. To avoid a situation like that, they do what they think is the normal thing to

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