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Society As An Outsiders

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In William Faulkner’s "A Rose for Emily" and Sherwood Anderson’s “Hands,” both authors present main characters who is isolated in their respective societies. In Faulkner’s work, Emily is an outsider because she chooses to remove herself from mainstream society by not interacting with other people. Similarly, in Anderson’s work, Wing Biddlebaum chooses to remove himself from society since he has been falsely accused of being a child molester. In this way, both characters are outsiders in their communities by choosing to remove themselves of their own free will. First, there are several types of outsider based on different reasons. A person who decides to take himself away from the society, or one who different from most people can be said to be an outsider. a person not belonging to a particular group, set, party, etc. An outsider can also mean someone who is not within boundary or enclosure. “a person not belonging to a particular group, set, party, etc.” (OutsiderDictionary.com. Web. Pg.1). Though the dictionary has already described what an outsider meant, an outsider can also be when one is trying really hard to succeed at a particular thing but is having difficulty doing that; like in the case of a student who is having difficulty in passing a course while most of the students seem to be having no problem with the class. Such student can be said to be an outsider. While this is the case for students, a homeless is said to be an outsider too. There are various kinds of
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