Conformity In The Giver And The Truman Show

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“Today you are you that is truer than true, there is no one alive that is youer than you.” -Dr. Suess. Many societies today to not understand the importance of this quote. Societies today encourage conformity and being different is not considered a good thing. In the three stories, The Giver, by Lois Lowry, “All Summer In A Day”, by Ray Bradbury, and “The Truman Show”, all of the members of these societies are forced to practice conformity. In our everyday life no matter what we want society is always pressuring us to be the same and punishing people that are different. In The Giver, By Lois Lowry, the community greatly encourages conformity. From small things like not being able to choose the clothes you wear, to large things like not being able to choose your job, the elders encourage sameness. In the community of The Giver, the elders, the people in charge of the community, force sameness upon the people living there. The citizens do not see colors, are not able to choose what they wear, they are not able to choose their jobs, and just overall force conformity. According to Lois Lowry “When number two, a female named Inger received her assignment as Birthmother, Jonas remembered that his mother had called it a job without honor.” In this text, Lois Lowry explains that the people in the community do not get to choose …show more content…
‘Hey, everyone, let's put her in a closet before teacher comes!" Because Margot grew up on Earth the other students are bullying her because she remembers the sun. The students in the class are conforming against her because she is different. Though in this text the society in which they live does not force conformity, people generally do not like people that are different from them. Wars start because people are scared or just do not like people that are different. This proves that in societies even when conformity is not forced upon people, they still conform against people who are