To what extent can a perfect society be possible? In the novel The Giver the society was established to be a utopian world but, ended up becoming not so perfect after all with terrible things hiding underneath the surface. Modern day society is far from perfect; however, it does have some similarities with Jonas´ home along with many differences.
Conformity is defined in the dictionary as “compliance with standards, rules, or laws.” Is Conformity bad? In some cases it could help calm situations and prevent negative events. In other instances too much Conformity can lead to the lack of individuality. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest raises the question, where is the balance between too much control and too little? In Ken Kesey’s novel he illustrates a tale about Conformity and the struggle against it. He tells the story through the eyes of a big Native American called Chief Bromden. Kesey uses machinery to display the system of the hospital and the environment that the patients are in. The fog is the representation of conformity in the hospital. The Hospital is divided into two separate
In life, people face the pressures of conformity in their everyday lives from school, to just going shopping for clothing. Throughout literature, protagonists face the pressures of conformity in their lives no matter the age of the character. Both The Giver by Lois Lowry and Number Twelve looks just like You by John Tomerlin deal with pressures of conformity, but they do so in different ways.
Conformity is something that can lead to a bad society. Conformity is good but most of the time it its bad because people think that a group of people is always smarter than one person. Conformity does not mean that all people who are a group are right. Unfortunaly conformity is not always right just like in the book The Crucible.
In chapters 9-10, Jonas realizes from reading the last rule in his list that allows him to lie, that what if what people say isn’t the truth, despite what everyone in his community learns about the importance of telling the truth. He was even chastised when he exaggerated as a Four. He said that he was starving, but he was only hungry. His teachers made sure he understood that even though it was an unintentional lie, it was still a lie because as long as he lives in their community he will never be starving so they didn’t want him to ever say anything like that again. But the rule only gives him the choice to lie so he doesn’t have to. But technically, not telling his dreams or answering any questions about his Assignment would be lying. I’ve
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
Conformity and individuality are very important themes in Fahrenheit 451 and in modern life. The novel demonstrates how individuality is very rare. Is about modern America. Without individuality today, everyone would not be different and would follow someone else trends and everything about them. In the society of Fahrenheit 451, people would stick to desires of others, so that they are not left alone by society. They would look for answers in books of what was the purpose for their life. In Fahrenheit 451 people who express their individuality find themselves as social outcasts, and are at worst in real danger.
In The Giver, Lois Lowry shows her readers what it is like to live in a society with no diversity, no color, and no freedom. In this society, there is a twelve-year old boy, named Jonas, who finds the truth about life outside of his community. He does not have the option of choice, and he is stuck in a futuristic world of “sameness”. Jonas’ world is dull, and he wants to change it because it does not have the amazing features and opportunities that he learns about. In this story, Lois Lowry is warning her readers that too much conformity can lead to no freedom and no true happiness.
Many may say that conforming is better than nonconforming but it really doesn't matter, it is up to you who you want to be in life. Following people or wanting to be like who they are is settling with the opinions of others. Although some say conforming is the better option there are some people that believe otherwise. Likewise, conforming is better because you’ll have people look at you differently rather than someone that conforms, being different changes the world because everyone isn’t the same.
Imagine living in a perfect society. No pain, everyone is equal, and perfect laws that every person follows. Now imagine being exactly like every other person with all your daily choices being made by someone else for you. In the book The Giver by Lois Lowry, this is exactly how they are living. The author writes about how Jonas’ perfect society is not so perfect after all. There is no troubles, pain and inequality but there is also no love, choice or individuality. Everyone is the exact same person. People need there differences to be who they are, otherwise what is the point in living if it means nothing special? Although an utopian society seems perfect with equality and peace, everything has its faults even in if considered perfect such as loss of individuality and choice as in societal ideas like birthday celebrations, being assigned a family and having others choose your time of death.
In the short story, Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut depicts, through the use of satire and the setting of a future dystopian society, the harmful effects of conformity. Set in the year 2081, this society declares complete ‘equality’ for all, a baseline in which no human’s ability can surmount anothers. This is achieved by handicapping everyone, conforming the potential of human beings, crippling people to create supposed equality. Through the protagonist Harrison, a fourteen-year-old boy with a plethora of god-like, superhuman talents and abilities, the author illustrates the tension and conflict of individuality trying to prevail in a society so ingrained in the system of conformity.
Human instincts are behaviors that are genetically wired into us to that help us react to our environment, but most of the time they are more hurtful than useful. For example one of them is to follow and be influenced by our surroundings. Since birth we adjust to what family setting we may have and conform to what we see on the outside. At some point this human instinct becomes hurtful to us as conforming makes us most of the time act and think like everyone else. So how is it that conformity hurts individuality in our society? Our technology has gone so far and has improved better than it ever has so information is faster to spread and conforming easier to do. Conformity is in all of us and we don’t seem to realize it until later on, so we must take action now to understand how conforming in our world can be harmful to who we are and the individuality we may have left.
People who make choices and express beliefs and ideas are good to develop for children as they grow up, they can have individual thoughts which are unique. Each people have their unique way of thinking, some people that are unoriginal don't know the meaning of originality and so on. freedom is essential for humanity, people have different choices, way of thinking, ideas and even feelings about an specific object or person. Learning about dissimilarities is really important and can help to see each people's weaknesses. Variety is really good to see other people positive characteristics. On the other hand, forced conformity make other people feel uncomfortable and can't learn from each other. Individual liberty is so important that people can
"Rules are the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men" (Harry Day). Although boundaries and guidelines are important for the success of a society, it is also invaluable to know the gift of freedom. If one is foolishly obedient and follows only the orders they are given, there is no growth for their future. People will start to become robots and will never learn some of life's most crucial lessons. In the book The Giver, by Lois Lowry, there are three main themes; conformity, tradition, and compliancy.