Mainstream society would lack identification without this comparison. Due the outsider being alienated from the rest of society, it is, a lot of the time, considered acceptable to criticise its differences from the ‘norm’. Despite the majority lacking knowledge and
Through the protagonist Stephen, Nowland suggests that when faced with the decision between upholding societal expectations or dissenting in order to preserve our identity, we select the latter to achieve inner peace. Where we live, how we live and who we live with, significantly affects how we perceive the world. Living under the influence of others can create a veil over our identity, and cause us to believe in something we truly are not. While under this veil, we either lose ourselves completely or see the veil concealing ourselves from who we are at core. As a growing boy, Stephen is especially prone to the influence of others.
Growing up as a Buddhist Chinese Malaysian in an increasingly Islamic Malay-centric Malaysia, I oftentimes feel like an outsider. Consequently, I was drawn to the outsiders and the social Other in literature during my undergraduate years in NCCU. The presence of the Other and the outsider can be traced from ancient Greek dramas to modern literature, from Medea to the Underground Man. However, the outsider in literature who resonates with me the most is the titular protagonist of Jane Eyre. As the penniless orphan daughter of a deceased gentleman, Jane Eyre is treated as the social Other wherever she goes, for she doesn’t fit into the establish social moulds of either gentry or servants.
One can experience isolation or detachment from society solely based upon something that makes of a person such as gender, skin color, social status, or personal beliefs. When one is alienated from a population, it mainly reflects on that culture or society 's values itself. A runaway slave named Jim in the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, is simply isolated from society based upon his race during the Civil War and Reconstruction era. Jim’s detachment from others reflects upon the moral values of many whites such as the dehumanization of race, the insensitivity towards slaves, and taking advantage of one’s vulnerability. One can be seen more as a piece of property than an actual human being just based upon the color of their skin.
The power of the social environment in Stephen Crane’s Maggie: A girl of the streets It is generally assumed that the social environment can directly influence people 's mental development. The environment generates an information which is transmitted through senses into the minds of individuals. A distinction can be made between the restricted social environment of a person (family, friends, neighbors) and the socio-cultural environment represented by the society in which a human subject lives. For naturalistic writers, who are influenced by Charles Darwin 's evolutionary theory in "The Origin of Species," and by the physiologist 's experimental physician Claude Bernard in "Introduction to Experimental Medicine. ",
In this stage, an individual started to accept their thoughts and moves from confusion and incongruence toward to the main task of this stage which is to handle the social alienation that gives rise to the awareness of the distinctions of oneself to others. There are numerous ways on how people deal with social alienation. Others react positively to the notion that they are not the same to many and therefore become inclined to assent their preferred identity, while the others who see themselves as out of the ordinary and distinctive to others, observed themselves as unwanted and unwelcomed therefore go after changing their perception of their behaviour as being homosexual (Degges-White, Rice & Myers,
Sociologists have characterized the social norms as behaviors that the general public anticipates from its habits. In this way, when individuals show these social norms in the public, the general public observes them with fulfillment and acknowledgment. Thusly, when the social norms are violated or befuddled, individuals respond unusually or become irritated. For the social norm infringement assignment, I had numerous thoughts but my craving was to violate a norm that will make me act in the most easygoing way. So I have chosen the social norm of entering in the house/homes of people groups without knocking or getting their authorization.
Culture, or the environment a person is exposed to, can alter how people behave, along with shaping part of someone’s, or their whole, life. Throughout the novel The Outsiders, readers can see just how harshly culture can change people. Many of the novel’s characters, whether they were labeled as Socials (Socs) or greasers, have experienced or expressed changes in themselves that were caused by their culture. The most prevalent part of their culture was their parents. After their parents’ deaths, the Curtis brothers’ lives were drastically changed.
People think outsiders are weird and have no value but, hasn 't everyone been an outsider? Do you think you have value? Outsiders have value in society. For three big reasons such as, everyone(close to everyone) was a outsider once and you should think you have value, next if you go to a different state or, city your technically an outsider because your leaving the city you live in. Lastly, a lot of gifted people or, just normal people were outsiders such as, Ben Franklin, mom, dad, etc.
He doubts why the society named him such exalted position. He lacks a fortifying defense to reject notions and assert by his enemies that they do not apply to him. Rather, his identity as an outsider is that he absorbs what is imposed upon him and what he consciously seek to reject. By making adaptation, we applied the essences into the context that closely related to us. The context of our group is at work.