Dangers Of Running With The World Essay

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May 29, 2009 B period Dangers of running with the world For people to separate themselves and become individuals they must think for themselves. In the world, people that want to succeed need to come out with new ideas. The fashion industry is a good example where employees have to be creative and come up with their own products. Designers of women’s purses want to come out with new models that appeal to the customers and to get ahead of their competitors. If they go with the crowd they won’t stick out and get a big break. Even in the depths of school students need to think for themselves, so as to not get in trouble. If a group decides to start a food fight and a student goes along with the idea to be “cool” even if he/her did not want to engage, in the end the student will be reprimanded. In “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, this idea is represented in a metaphoric manner. While the poem is a light representation of the idea it does not compare to the dark message in the short story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. Even the short story is small in comparison with the lesson that students at Gordon High School learned in the novel The Wave by Todd Strasser, which is based on a true story of an incident that occurred in a history class in Palo Alto, Ca in 1969. Sometimes the mistake of running with the world can be punished by a lunch detention, but in some occasions the end result is far more serious. In the allegorically written poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, the concept of not following the crowd and thinking for one’s self is emphasized. The poem speaks of a man that metaphorically finds himself at a crossroads. He is at a point in his life where he’s about to make an important decision and he looks to the first path, “To where it bent in the undergrowth” (Frost 105). He wants to see ahead to the future and see how he will end

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