The need to conform is a vital part in an individual 's behavior. The communities in which surround everyone’s lives has a funny way of making individuals give up crucial parts of themselves to “fit in with the crowd.” Funny in Farsi is a memoir written by Firoozeh Dumas in which she talks about the experiences and challenges she faced as an Iranian American. Dumas, the author of Funny in Farsi, states that in order to fully assimilate into an unfamiliar community, sometimes one may have to give up parts of their own identity to fully achieve full integration into their newfound community. Firoozeh emigrated to America with many cultural difficulties, but one of the most inconvenient (according to Dumas) was her name. Her mother gave her the name and in Persian it means “Turquoise” , but in America Firoozeh means “Unpronounceable” (63).
In the 1980’s, a man playing housewife was ludicrous, and a woman being the sole provider for the family was considered outlandish. In Bobbie Ann Mason’s “Shiloh”, conflict arises when expectations based on gender are not satisfied by the characters. In the beginning, Leroy held the typical masculine role while Norma Jean held the feminine role. Now that the roles have switched, Mason reveals this to the readers by exhibiting Norma Jean to be the man, by pursuing higher education classes, and by her life revolving around working out. One of the key roles that Mason shows the change of gender roles is that Norma Jean is always working out.
Individualism is consistently a difficult challenge to achieve. In the movie Edward Scissorhand, by Tim Burton, the author demonstrates society’s impact on personalities, aiming to normalize everyone. First, Kim shows her gradual affection for Edward through the plot, however, repeatedly feels pressured to love Jim and second, Edward’s physical and mental outlook is changed by his new neighbours in society to fit in better. In communities, society pressures each civilian to follow an expected norm.
Joyce Carol Oates’ “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” leads the reader to believe both Connie and Arnold Friend battle with their identity. As Oates begins the story, she introduces Connie as “shallow and vapid” (Slimp); more obsessed with herself to notice the real world around her. Connie had a tendency to look “one way when she was at home and another way when she was away from home” (Oates 1), showing the reader she was two sided. Connie’s need to change her identity based on her location can very much stem from a lack of self-confidence. This can also be seen with Arnold Friend.
Anagrams Response An anagram in the traditional sense is a word that can be scrambled into another word. What Lorrie Moore’s Anagrams does is put a narrative inside a narrative, which places the characters in different scenarios as the time jumps forward. There isn’t a perfect way to put another story within a story, which is demonstrated by Moore’s use of literal imaginative characters when Benna is confronted about her fake daughter (Moore, 201). The overall meaning of the novel is somewhat confused by the end, though the use of Benna’s imagination is a clever way to explain the struggles of a lonely, envious, and lustful adult woman. Moore’s use of comedic tangents is one of the saving graces of the novel, and perhaps demonstrates the
Conformism and pride are two concepts that clash greatly in society today, as people fight to maintain their own identity in the face of a world created upon factions. Both conformism and pride are explored in the short story “Borders” by Thomas King, which is about assimilation and the importance of maintaining identity in a bureaucratic, compartmentalized society. Through the protagonist and his mother, King uses point of view and characterization to create a distinction between the ideology and practicality of identity, ultimately leaving the reader to question the importance and worth of clinging to one's identity when faced with the borders of society. In order to explore the different opinions surrounding identity, King uses characterization
Decisively, it can be concluded that the tension between outward conformity and inward questioning builds the meaning of the novel by examining Edna’s role as a wife, mother, and as nontraditional woman in the traditional Victorian period. By Edna conforming to society’s expectations, she was able to question what she truly desired. If Edna did not conform, then Edna would have not understood that she longed for independence and the novel would have no solidified
Outward conformity along with inward questioning, that is what the main character, presented in Margaret Artwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, has to undertake in order to survive in a theocratic society. Stepping out of line in any way risks your life, so in a place where freedom of speech and basic human right’s no longer apply, Offered must comply with whatever rules they have in place and pretend to agree with the system, but in the inside, she cannot help but think about her past life, her husband, her daughter, before everything began. Flashbacks are integrated in the novel to not only compare the old society with the new one, but to also demonstrate this fake conformity Offred has to display to others and her internal struggle with giving up on escaping the Republic or just accepting her fate and playing by
Women's activist issues have dependably been questionable all through history and sexual orientation subjects stay easy to refute matters with regards to the fair society of the 21st century. Social, political and financial disparity amongst men and ladies are still essential issues for the contemporary world. Ladies' rights concerning parenthood or fetus removal, aggressive behavior at home inside the family, the privilege to equivalent pay or sexual segregation and provocation are all issues that are every now and again wrangled in the general public of our century. The primary indicate be made , while talking about women's activist issues is the way that the idea of sex is typically characterized as far as social execution. Sexual orientation does not exist in that capacity, but rather is the result of social practice.It is persistently delivered, duplicated, and in reality changed through individuals' execution of gendered acts, as they anticipate their own guaranteed gendered characters, endorse or test others' personalities, and in different ways
The main character Pip and his expectations leave him hoping for a better life and craving a higher social class, which causes his actions to fluctuate between helping people and taking his frustrations out on others. In addition, Miss Havisham, a woman with a broken heart tries to save her adopted daughter Estella from receiving a broken heart. Through her attempts she replaces her daughter’s heart with ice and breaks young men’s hearts. In Dickens’ bildungsroman Great Expectations, Pip and Miss Havisham’s morally ambiguous characterization helps develop the theme, that one needs to learn to be resilient. The internal struggles that Pip experiences through the novel, reveal his displeasure to his settings and