Furthermore, the history is presented in a way that it has been denied and choosing not to be seen. The masses of society have had the privilege to choose what to believe and what not to believe. Consequently, the most marginalized groups of society are left to fall in the narrative that was created for them in society.
Rebellion; the action or process of resisting authority, control, or convention. The Handmaid’s Tale written by Margaret Atwood is a novel. The novel takes place in Gilead a dystopian society. Everyone in Gilead has an important role to play within the society, however, it seems as if none of the characters seem content with their role, due to the restrictions they face. In the novel, the lack of freedom leads to rebellion as shown by the characterization, interior dialogue, flashbacks, and foreshadowing.
People with disabilities have the tendency to make their immobility a label to themselves, failing to realize that it does not compose his or her entire life. This only leads to more discrimination and stereotypes from a society which puts much emphasis on standards of the majority. This then causes impaired individuals to put extra pressure on themselves trying to feel accepted to society’s definition of “normal”.
In the essay “Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate The Smart Kids” by Grant Penrod he goes on to explain why anti-intellectualism exists in our society and why intellectuals are despised instead of praised for their hard work. He writes “Certainly the image presented by modern celebrities suggests that intellectualism has no ties to success and social legitimacy”(760). What Penrod is saying is that media glorifies non-intellectuals which in result makes intellectuals lose their ambition to continue with their accomplishments. Intellectuals conform to the idea that there is people who are looked up to who don 't have intellectualism so why should they? What is revealed is that Conformity hurts those individuals that may think differently and makes them lose particular characteristics that make them who they are.
Being non-conformist is usually by choice but being an outsider is mostly without the choice of ours. Either way, being non-conformist or outsider makes us feel like we do not belong to society and we are part of less or greater group. Ralph Waldo Emerson from Transcendentalist movement, Langston Hughes from Harlem Renaissance and Allen Ginsberg from Beat generation movement, they all experienced being an outsider or non-conformist which they all reflected on their poetry or essay. In excerpts from Self- Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson makes an argument that we are too focused on what society wants that we forget to follow our inner knowledge, do what we really enjoy and rely on others rather than ourselves. In the third paragraph of his excerpts, Emerson talks about non-conformist when he quotes, “Whose would be a man, must be a nonconformist.
Jane Goodall was known to have said that “The greatest danger to our future was apathy”. Society has many negative perspectives on apathy, and on people with apathy. However, people often don’t consider the flaws in themselves, that can be considered as a detriment in modern society, which can be seen as extremely hypocritical. Apathy can regard to many aspects in society such as religion, relationships with others, or even not having the societally approved reactions to certain events in one’s life, such as death, anniversaries, and accomplishments. An analysis of literary elements and techniques present in Albert Camus’ novel, The Stranger, displays the idea that an individual’s indifference to religious norms often cause society to have a judgemental view on that person.
he literature concept of dystopia means the unpleasant place to live in, which portrays social issues, political, religious, ethics, economy, dehumanization by governments and morality subjects. In literature, it is used to describe society as an enemy of the main character. Referring to society as a dystopian depends on everyone’s point of view. For example, someone may feel indifferent about forbidding alcohol in his country since he or she may have religious beliefs or thinks that alcohol is sensible to them, while someone else would disagree because he or she thinks that it is a matter of choice and that people have the right to elect for themselves. Perhaps their religious beliefs encourage having alcohol.
One of the misapprehensions is that families that embrace adoption are not truly connected and lack bonding as it is the case with birth or biological families. Most of these fallacies are basic biases embraced by a society, and the fact is that these misjudgments are vague and untrue in reality. Dudley states, “Adoption is a cultural belief that families formed by adoption are less truly connected than birth families. Birth families should be preserved at all costs and under all circumstances except the most severely harmful; that people who were adopted were first rejected, maybe for a reason” (24). If couples and the society would shift their perspectives and attitudes towards adoptions, adoption can be a worthwhile and an effective alternate for lovers longing to have a family.
One of the most significant is that there is a lack of coherent definition of the concept (Macnicol, 1994). Furthermore, many criticisms have stated that the Theory ignores the differences between groups of individuals which have accumulated under one label (Macdonald and Marsh, 2005). The Underclass incorporates such a variety of ‘social problems’, it becomes hard to see how the Theory can be considered when formulating social classes based upon social characteristics and economic status (Gallie, 1988; Macdonald and Marsh, 2005). Likewise, the different pathways to being classified within this class are not coherent. In Murray’s work (1996; 1994), at one point he states that one’s behaviour determines their class categorisation, then, he states that people are categorised based on their genes.
In this world, you have the choice to let it define you, strengthen you or destroy you. Most of the time, you will be judged for being different. Nobody is the same, and nobody is perfect. Under those circumstances, people are deprived of their identities. In the realistic fiction publication If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson and the historical drama Sarah’s