Conformity vs. Individuality Essay

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"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 that even though she was "free" she was "enslaved" by the enforcement of limited knowledge. <br> <br>Without individuality in today's society, the world would be filled with a population of large amounts of followers as opposed to leaders. Do you know where and what this…show more content…
<br> <br>"You like bowling, don't you, Montag? <br>"Bowling, yes." <br>"And golf?" <br>"Golf is a fine game." As you may have noticed, this society dared not to have different opinions or to disagree. Everyone was predictable and identical, wouldn't that be a "perfect society?" No one disagreeing, no disputes, no wars? I beg to differ because disagreeing and disputing create change. They also allow us to state our opinions as well as to listen to others opinions. After allowing other opinions to be broadcasted, you might identify an error in your opinion which could change your whole outlook on something. Widening your horizons and taking a dip in the sea of "why's" should be an experience we all have the chance in experimenting with. <br> <br>"Not everyone born free and equal...but everyone made equal. Each man the image of each other." Just imagine sitting in a classroom where everyone acted, 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
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