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. Both texts are similar because both protagonists want or try to escape the conformity that is within their communities. “In Number Twelve looks just like You”, Marilyn knows that conformity in her community is wrong. Marilyn says to Valerie, “It’s wrong Valerie. How will you know me? I mean, how will anyone know me? I don’t want to look like everyone else. I want to look like me. And I’m not going to let them change me”(4). This quote shows that Marilyn is trying to prove her point that the conformity is wrong and she shouldn’t have to face conformity in her life and that she does not want to face the conformity any longer. In The Giver, Jonas decides not to take the pill because he knows that it is not something that needs to be done and it is just making everyone feel and think the same. “The next morning, for the first time, Jonas did not take his pill. Something within him, something that had grown there through the memories, told him to throw the pill away”(129). This quote demonstrates the pressures of conformity because Jonas feels that he is under pressure to do everything …show more content…
They are similar because both of the protagonists are trying to rebel against the conformity that is endorsed upon the communities. They are also different because the protagonists handle their protests in very different ways. This is why both texts are similar and
Throughout The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen and The Color of Fire by Ann Rinaldi, there were many obvious similarities but also several key differences. While analyzing the two stories, comparisons between characters, setting, point of view and theme became apparent. Both stories discuss characters who overcame a struggle in their lives. These historical fiction pieces help readers understand the hardships of certain historical events and the reality of life for people living in those eras. The connections between stories will help readers make connections between important events of the past.
This quote shows that Jonas has a lot of questions about the reasons for traditions. For example, he asks the Giver why he keeps memories away from the community. If Jonas blindly follows the traditions that are hurting the community, then it will not get any better. However, in the examples, Jonas tries to learn the meaning of the traditions, which later helps him try to save the
Anthem by Ayn Rand and Animal Farm by George Orwell have many similarities as well as differences. Anthem is a dystopian novel featuring Equality, later renamed Prometheus, as the main character, and focuses on his journey to separate himself from the collectivist ideals of the society in which he lived. Animal Farm is an allegorical novel representing the Russian Revolution and Joseph Stalin's rise to power. One similarity is that in both novels, the group in power intend to create the perfect society, but it always ended in corruption and benefits given only to those in power. For example, the animals in Animal Farm drove out Mr. Jones in an attempt to bring equality and better treatment, but soon the pigs came into power, and they got
Comparative Essay Thesis- Throughout both of these stories, there are ideas and elements that are shared between the two, such as similar themes, and the same point of view. However, there are also disparities that are prevalent within the stories, like the setting and how much the reader knows. Both of these stories describe the similar narrative of a wife murdering her husband, due to him treating her bad. This sets up a theme of sympathy, or understanding for the killer in both stories, as they only kill them because they were treated so badly by their husbands.
In Dead Poets Society, A Death of a Salesman, and Unbroken, the theme of "battle against conformity" is expressed through the main character's reactions to overwhelming societal pressures, the reasons behind conformity, and the consequences of characters willingness to forsake their individuality. (Thesis) In various literary works, a character's reaction towards conformity and societal pressures often leads them to forsake their individuality effectively taking away the unique aspects which wanes their distinctiveness. Essentially, conformity causes one's eccentricity to be molded into universal concepts or ideas shared by the masses. This level of thought is proven true in Death of a Salesman through the ongoing conflict between the
They also had their differences, but after reading and watching both, you can tell that they had to have used some ideas from the poem in the movie. In conclusion, they have greater similarities than there are
Conforming to Solidarity The Twilight Zone episodes “Number 12 Looks Just Like You” and “Eye of the Beholder” emphasize conformity as a key element in the success of the modern-day societies. In detail, in “Number 12 Looks Just Like You” as adolescents turn into adults, they select a predisposed pattern from a category of people. Respectfully, in “Eye of the Beholder” Janet is forced to undergo procedures to reverse her natural beauty in order to appear ugly and disfigured as the rest of the populous appears.
They both relate to each other in a couple of ways how the main characters in both stories hallucinate and have an ambition for something.
(Helen Keller) through her dissertation, people who live in that society can not be allowed to use their heart, because of the pills. Similarly, in the novel reader can see that "It's just that... without the memories, it's all meaningless." ( ) in other words, memories are important as it is indicated. Also in the book "… for the first time, Jonas did not take his pill. Something within him, something that had grown there through the memories…" (Lowry 162) the reader can see clearly the fact of being blocked by the pills.
Debate-written Assignment, Conformity The idea of conformity is to eliminate individualism and to unite the society together, making it a safer place for the citizens to live, and develop in. A place that has no war, no hunger and no pain, where citizens create strong bonds between each other. The Giver written by Lois Lowry represents the idea of conformity in the society where they try to keep everyone the same as each other by following the same rules and trying to avoid having people stand out by receiving daily pills to lose the feeling of inclination between each other.
Themes can be found in all sorts of places, in novels, movies, television shows, etc. Themes are lessons that can be learned throughout a story, usually ones that can be related to real life situations. In the dystopian novel “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury there are various themes, themes like conformity, censorship, and reliance of technology. All three of these themes can be found more than once in the novel, conformity can be found within Clarisse and Montag, and even the hobos. Censorship can be found in the society, and it not giving its citizens information.
This is related to stopping the stirrings. The stirrings of other people in the community are stopped by taking a single pill. This prevents the citizens from wanting to have a certain life partner. The pill restricts the brain from having any sexual thought about a certain person. This one example of how the elders control the citizen of Jonas's community.