Essay On Conformity

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It is human nature to desire acceptance and people will do anything to be accepted such as following the same morals, beliefs, or religion. Acceptance leads to conformity, which possess an individual’s mindset and destroys individuality. In times when one feels rejected, conformity brings out the darkness in both humanity and society. The detriments of conformity are not only present in modern times but throughout history. In Frederick Douglass’ Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Douglass was born as a black slave who learns his way to freedom through many difficulties in society. He realizes conformity was a way a person disguises their hostile behavior and its insanity through experiences as a slave. Also shown …show more content…
After he ran away, he goes on a journey where he experience the different types of conformity and the difficulty in finding his individuality from society ideals. Some may say Twain and Douglass wanted to reveal that conformity is beneficial, in reality they argue it is detrimental because it brings out the ignorance of humanity and loss of identity. Others may argue that conformity gives a person guidance and ideas for any difficult situation they are in, the authors believe that it creates ignorance because people will believe or make an assumption on things without asking for assurance. In the beginning of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck had met up with his friend, Tom Sawyer who loves to have fun and had made a gang under Tom Sawyer's Gang and it followed a special oath to fulfill the duties of robbers by killing and stealing. When all of the members had finish reading the oath, one member questioned if it was necessary to kill people and Tom Sawyer answered, “I’ve seen it in books; and so of course that’s what we’ve got to do. … Do you want to go to doing different from what’s in the books, and get things all muddle up?... Do you reckon that the people that made the books know what’s the correct thing to do?” (Twain 19). In this plot, romantic books