Survival In The Narrative Of Frederick Douglass

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Survival of the Most Accepted Survival can have many different meanings depending on the circumstance at hand. Surviving the first year of college, surviving social expectations, or surviving a car crash are all examples of obstacles that one must survive. Of course, survival has many levels that are ranked from a miniscule amount of importance or a decision that risks life or death. Although, my argument is mainly about superficial survival that has a temporary meaning to everyday life. Most people yearn for acceptance of any kind, whether it be from parents, peers, or even themselves. Acceptance can be examined, perhaps by the reputation that one upholds or how well someone fits into their social environment. One example of survival mechanisms based off on social survival is “The Narrative of Frederick Douglass,” for incorporating a sense that in the place of…show more content…
Another case is within “Tartuffe,” when he uses his social power for unrelenting self gain and manipulates situations in order to maintain his “godly” reputation. In order for these mechanisms to occur the characters had to be willing enough to conform to what was needed in order to benefit from their societal standings. Some may conform to gain a glowing reputation, social acceptance from the surrounding audience, or just to obtain some sort of self acceptance. Hence, performing enhances the survival of oneself based on their willingness to conform; therefore, performing helps someone overcome the preconceptions they acquired by making them sacrifice what they believe in and succumb to the pressures of societal norms. In order to keep his leaderly reputation, Frederick Douglass had to repress his emotions and adjust to the exact needs of the people. Even though, he faced hard
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