The Importance Of Social Norms In Toni Morrison's The Stranger

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The necessities of social norms is to behave in an acceptable behavior to fit into society. One seems to have to wear the up to date fashion in clothing, and act as others do, standing out to much brings to much attention to oneself and can be considered deviant behavior. Family background, experiences, and childhood shape everyone 's life. Many individuals deviate from acceptable norms from what they have experienced, and seen. In the Stranger, society views Meursault as a cold -hearted killer and moral “blank.” The novel categorizes him as dangerous and evil because Meursault refuses to conform to society’s accepted standards of behavior. Everyone is different and Meursault “refuses to conform to society’s accepted societal norms.” Experiences,

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