Essays Tagged: "Conformity"

Blind Conformity - on essay written by Malcolm X

Blind ConformityIn today's world it is often difficult to adjust to one type of lifestyle or another.The c ... en time. When this is the case, we sometimesfeel forced to change, thus we are susceptible to blind conformity. The word conformitycomes from the Latin words con, which means with or together, and for ... n words con, which means with or together, and forma, which meansto shape or mold. Therefore, blind conformity is actually a molding of ourselves togetherwith what is said to be normal in society inst ...

(3 pages) 75 0 3.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Strictly ballroom

dancing. Scott has many problems with his mother and the Australian Dance Federation because of the conformity ballroom dancing demands competition.Scott?s influenced by Australian culture and the tra ... nd Prix. His success at the Pan-Pacific Grand Prix is all Shirley had dreamt about since he was six.Conformity plays a huge part in the ballroom dancing world. You had to be very talented and follow a ...

(5 pages) 125 0 4.1 Mar/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Bonum Ex Integra Cause, Malum Ex Quocumque Defectu

es in an essential degree -- no action is absolutely perfect -- its moral perfection, it must be in conformity with the law in three respects.First, the action, considered under the character by which ... oes not justify the means.The circumstances under which the action is performed should be in entire conformity with reason, otherwise it lacks something of moral completeness, though it may not be the ...

(3 pages) 41 0 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Scarlet Letter

rlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne uses diction and symbolism to show the negative effects of stifling conformity verses the positive empowerment found in embarrassing one's own truth. He tries to impres ... d that modern society was not immune. We have not evolved as far as we would like to think we have. Conformity, represented by the scary witches and monsters are real if societal pressures prevail. Th ...

(2 pages) 68 0 4.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Fountain Head"

ers valid in his own conscience. The novel opens the door to lead the way against the oppression of conformity. The environment which Howard was placed into didn't help in his situation to freely expr ... o the amount of uniqueness found in the temple, it opposed the conventional view that life required conformity.Howard's special relationship between himself and Gail came about because of their unique ...

(3 pages) 38 0 3.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This essay is an objective essay on the book Prisons We Choose to Live Inside by Dorris Lessing. It outlines the main themes found within the book.

deas of a group.Children can be lead to believe almost everything that they hear; this is where the conformity of society starts. Commercials that discuss how drugs are bad and recycling is good are j ...

(4 pages) 127 1 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Kant's caterogorical imperative. Discription of how the c.i works

gation by the will to act so that the action can be classified as a universal law. When one acts in conformity with the universal law at all times, they are following out the categorical imperative. T ... refore cannot be a universal maxim. The action of killing oneself would cause pain, which is not in conformity to the maxim stated to avoid pain. The second example Kant gives is based on the basic pr ...

(3 pages) 177 0 2.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The power of conformity in the novel "Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis

the Sinclair Lewis novel Babbitt, the character of Babbitt is completely controlled by the power of conformity. Conformity is so powerful that even after babbitt realizes the stifling nature of the so ... p with Paul Riesling. Paul is Babbitt's only true friend and is the extreme example of the stifling conformity in Zenith. Zenith's harsh conformity demands that people give up their dreams and goals c ...

(7 pages) 64 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

An esaay evaluating and explaining symbolism and rhetoric devices used in the novel The Stranger

ement - and later development - of an individual in a benign and indifferent universe, one in which conformity prevails. Camus not only satirizes the conformity of society, but religion and the legal ... ses society's values when talking about the crowds flocking to the executions. This also emphasizes conformity and the alienation of people who are different. At the end of the book, Meursault hopes t ...

(3 pages) 55 0 3.7 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Civil Disobedience" vs "Huck Finn" (a contrast between authors and ideas)

d experiences. In on of his novels, The Adventures of Huck Finn, Twain presents us with the idea of conformity and society versus nature, and what people might actually desire. Both authors characters ... eedom. Together the two of them escape the clutches of society (which represents the government and conformity) and float down the Mississippi. Huck was not however, as drastic as Thoreau. Instead of ...

(2 pages) 84 0 3.7 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Analysis of Modern Concepts in "Self in 1958" by Anne Sexton

The 1950's were a time when conformity was popular, sameness was fashionable, and self-expression was discouraged. The new gener ... iness, then they had achieved half of it.Basically, "Self in 1958" describes the commercialization, conformity, and insignificance of the individual in modern America. Thoughts, feelings, and emotions ...

(1 pages) 74 2 4.4 Jul/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry


le. Democratic social conditions cultivate attitudes of petty materialism, individualism, a cult to conformity to mass opinion and culture, and an insatiable and debased lust for equality. Over time, ... espect in regards to his position in society. A democratic society produces an attitude, of cult to conformity of mass opinion and culture, which can jeopardize human dignity.The citizen of democracy ...

(15 pages) 233 0 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

Would You Go Along With the Majority Opinion, Or Would You "Stick To Your Guns" And Trust Your Own Instinct?

Pressure." social psychologist Solomon E. Asch conducted groundbreaking studies on independence and conformity under group pressure which deals with the role of social pressure, in contrast to indepen ... lowed an examination of the social construction of reality, and gave rise to decades of research on conformity. (336-342)Asch states that when people don't trust their own judgments, they look to othe ...

(6 pages) 74 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis": A Report

"Society" 629). These artificial values, often called "truths," provide the moral basis of society. Conformity leads to the norm whereas deviation from the norm leads to opposition. The deviant oftent ... stretch. The family's actions represent the gradual decline of society's tolerance to change and nonconformity.Another insight Kafka presents is the enslavement of modern man to the forces of material ...

(7 pages) 206 2 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Lord of the Flies" by, William Golding The End of Innocence and the Darkness of Man's Heart

am Golding's theory states that civilization prevents corruption. Human nature is evil but with the conformity of moral values, supervision, and consequences good behavior can be developed. In his boo ...

(4 pages) 58 0 4.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Violence and Alex's Reclamation in "A Clockwork Orange" General Overview of A Clockwork Orange, covering most important factors.

Nobody is really sure what Conformity is or whether it is a good or bad thing. The two books described below try to find the an ... .Making up your own language is the way that Anthony Burgess's character manages to break away from conformity and goodness. It is a form of self-expression. By using his own language Alex can express ... and cannot be left to the imagination.By using Nadsat, Burgess's character tries to break away from conformity he wants to be an individual. Towards the latter stages of the book, when all about him a ...

(8 pages) 137 1 3.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

~*Windflower by Gabrielle Roy*~ This will explain one of the themes in this novel: imprisonment of possessions. It will relate to the whole story and several other sources to express my opinion.

offer. Through out history, society has supported science to look forward for inventions to improve conformity in life; this fact has changed humanity's priorities and therefore, the world itself. In ... Elsa but her son, Jimmy and therefore, their relationship. This relationship was built on material conformity and as a result turned out to be unnecessary and no longer satisfying. "Ambitious strivin ...

(7 pages) 39 0 4.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is who you should be! Explains conformity throughout the book The Catcher in the Rye and the movie Fame.

Conformity is an individual changing according to certain standards. In the movie Fame, directed by ... e birthday party, and gets mad when Doris stays out all night with Ralph. This pressure to push for conformity can also be found in Holdens' parents. They want Holden to stay in school and to get and ... of playing the piano, like everyone else, not by using the synthesizers.One of the biggest forms of conformity comes from one's peers. For example at Pency Prep all the students go to the football gam ...

(2 pages) 47 0 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"12 Angrey Men" is a movie that has may social psychological concepts occuring through out.

sychological concepts occur. One of the social psychological concepts is compliance. Compliance is conformity that involves publicly action in accord with social pressure while privately disagreeing. ...

(3 pages) 147 0 4.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Prejudice, comformity and stereotyping in American History X

troduction To The TopicAmerican History X is a great film that portrays prejudice, stereotyping and conformity. Prejudice is negative attitudes toward others based on their gender, religion, race, or ... for someone or an unfair blaming or degrading of others.Along with prejudice and stereotypes, goes conformity. The more people already agree upon or share a particular idea, the more easily a newcome ...

(10 pages) 337 1 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis