Pros And Cons Of Being An Outsider

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It’s Not Universal Humans are social beings and, typically, we prefer to surround ourselves with similar types of people. Often times, this means excluding others and even outcasting them from society. Nearly everybody has experienced being an outsider. whether it was not knowing anyone at a new school to not having the “must have” item that everyone else seemingly had. The experience of being an outsider is not universal because the feelings associated with being outcast are circumstantial, people react differently, and people have varying degrees of introversion.With these conditions, it is impossible to have the same experience as everyone else. Others might think that the experience of being an outsider is ubiquitous because everyone has, at one point or another, been…show more content…
Referring back to Gregor in The Metamorphosis, he was once very social and even had a job requiring talking and visiting people and places. However, this all changed when he could no longer communicate with anyone. All of the sudden, Gregor was unable to be the social being he was. “‘I’ll get dressed right away, pack up the samples, and set off. You’ll allow me to set out on my way, will you not?... I am happy to work. Traveling is exhausting, but I couldn’t live without it,’” (Kafka 147). The fact that he could no longer leave his own room probably made his experience more traumatizing. On the other hand, The Doll’s House’s Kelveys had always been outcasts and rarely spoke to others. Since they didn’t rely on other people as much and were more introverted, being made into outcasts as a family was still hard but easier to adapt to. “... she scarcely ever spoke. She went through life holding on to Lil, with a piece of Lil’s skirt screwed up in her hand. Where Lil went, Our Else followed,” (Mansfield 204). Due to some people’s preferences, they will undergo a unique
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