Examples Of Being An Outsiders

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“Being an outsider means not being heard, not having a voice. It means being treated as a second-class citizen, being diminished in the eyes of others. We have all felt this way at one time or another, but some feel it more consistently.” This quote said by the American novelist, Chris Crutcher. Just as most of society agrees, the experience of being an outsider is universal. Numerous short stories and other works demonstrate the act of being an outsider. Works such as The Doll’s House by Katherine Mansfield, shows the knowledge of actually being an outsider in reality, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, shows the know-how of merely feeling like an outsider, and Fences by Pat Mora shows how parents can influence if you are or are not an outsider. First of all, sometimes being an outsider is completely unavoidable. The Doll’s House is a short story that is about siblings, the Burnell children, who acquired a doll house and want to show it off to everyone in the neighborhood, except the two Kelvey sisters. The Kelveys were the poor children in the story, the outsiders. They were a good example of being outsiders because they were the last to see the doll house. Other outsiders who read this story could relate to that because of…show more content…
In the poem Fences, the narrator and the narrator's family represented the outsiders. The narrator’s little sister went past the fence one day to run on the beach. The mother tells at her, “ No. No. Its their beach. Its their beach.” line 18 and 19. If her mother wouldn't of shouted at her, she would of ran around the beach, had fun, maybe played with other kids and made friends. We don't know for sure what the purpose of the mother shouting at her to come back was, but we do know that this excluded her from doing something that felt right and that she wanted to do. The narrator could have challenged society and his/her mother, to become not an

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