Conformity within a group entails members changing their attitudes and beliefs in order to match those of others within the group. Those that conform tend to be obedient and compliant. In order to conform, the group member must attribute someone as having the legitimacy and credibility to lead or influence the group's behaviour. Without this "leader", conformity toward the group's goals will be less prevalent. If a member of the group fails to conform to the groups needs, he/she would lose credibility with the rest of the group.
Another major theme in the vignette is one of sexuality because as Esperanza is in a transition state and first experiences her emerging sexuality as a desire to be desired by the boy at the dance. Esperanza is ashamed of her feet and during the baptism she says “My feet growing bigger and bigger” (Cisneros 47). This symbolizes her insecurities growing. The theme of insecurity is common throughout the book. In the previous vignette Esperanza was scolded by a nun who said Esperanza lives in an ugly house across the school and even though she didn’t live there she was too embarrassed to tell the nun that she didn’t live there(Cisneros 45).
When Jeanne first arrived at Manzanar, she felt overwhelmed because before, “We were the only Japanese family in the neighborhood.” (7) The family began to grow apart as time passed, so Jeanne began to explore by herself. Once schools started, she began to experiment with many things; however papa didn’t have the same thoughts. Before they began to leave Manzanar, they expected brutal racism because of other stories, but once they arrived in the new place, it wasn’t as bad as they thought. While they were there Jeanne begins to go to Middle school as a 6th grader. While she is there, people are very surprised that she can speak English.
When these traits did not surface, Jing-Mei began to realize she did not have these traits and started to feel internally inferior. She slowly started to resent her mother’s continual control over her decisions and went in a different direction than her mother wanted her too. In Amy Tan’s short story, “Two Kinds”, the dialogue Tan includes within Jing-Mei’s flashback demonstrates that conflict and resentment can occur when not allowing your child to take his/her own path. In the beginning of the flashback, Jing-Mei’s mother is shown to be trying to control and dominate her daughter’s life. When she moved away from China, Jing-Mei’s mother had a vision that in America, you could be anything that you wanted to be.
Aunt Alexandra was horrified with the fact that Scout did not live up to the standards society had of women. She believed Scout should be wearing dresses, not running around wild like a boy. To further outstretch this topic of stereotypes, an article published in August 2014 by The New York Times stresses the phrase 'throw like a girl' and the hidden aspects of it. On the second page of the article, the author speaks of stereotypes of the female community. "Such restriction, constriction, and fragmentation can be observed in many everyday movements, including the way a woman walks, sits, and carries books.
Knapp describes how "people act on the basis of their values; their actions are oriented and constrained by the values and norms of people around them; and these norms and values are the basis of social order" ( 1994:191-192). As this essay progresses, the comparison of both Parson’s and Goffman’s theory’s will be expressed in order to understand the way in which society controls the actions and goals of people in their everyday lives and how both functionalist and symbolic interactionist views can be linked to social order and norm expectations. Erving Goffman was a key micro-sociologist and symbolic interactionist who was interested in the ways in which people were influenced and affected by their surroundings
Josie feels out of place because of the way she has been bought differently compared to her peers at school. Katia feels out of place having to leave her home country to move to Australia with Francesco. John feels out of place because of the pressure and high expectations to such degree to make him harm himself. The novel shows how characters overcome or do not overcome feeling out of
Even her daughter as well as society later refers her mothers English as broken. And because of that in her younger years, Amy felt somewhat embarrassed by her mothers English. And felt that her view of her mother was legit because of instances as such in (3rd paragraph 507). “I had plenty of empirical evidence to support me: the fact that people in department stores, at banks, and at restaurants did not take her seriously, did not give her good service, pretended not to understand her, or even acted as if they did not hear
The main characters experienced problems about racism in a different way and they reacted differently to it depending on the situation. Kanya’s workmate took advantage of her as she was a migrant who could not speak English fluently. He raped her when Saret did not manage to pick Kanya on time after work. That was because Saret also had a racism incident earlier that night, he was picked on when was walking on the street alone. It was a selfish and racist act by some rebellious Australian teenagers, who happened to be Alex’s friends.
Which indicate us the fact that Rosaura is separated from the rest of the guests at the party because she is not as prosperous as others and she is the daughter of the maid. Rosaura fail to understand the truth at beginning of the story to throughout the party. Rosaura finally realizes the truth by Senora Ins at the end of the party by giving her two bills and insisting her as her pet. Rosaura’s happiness was shattered and heart broken by the harsh words by Senora Ins. As a result she realized that she do not have the courage to break into the classes of low into high.