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conformity vs individuality

Date Submitted: 07/20/2004 11:11:29
Category: / Society & Culture / People
Length: 2 pages (590 words)
"People don't talk about anything...and nobody says anything different from anyone else" This quote, from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, demonstrates how this fictional society had no individuality, yet they expressed no disprovement of the conformity. To be so simple minded as this civilization was would have eventually lead to self-destruction. To support my theory, recall in the novel when the old lady chose to commit suicide because she did not have freedom. She felt …
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…talked, and looked the same way. They always agreed and never opposed. Instead of having that individuality and being at one with yourself, and one in the eye's of others, you'd be accounted as a whole. Our country today is not only a "melting pot" of cultures and races, but one of different ideas and knowledge waiting to be served, but if the people are not allowed to eat, then the knowledge is never obtained.
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