Society and Rules
Expository piece Carla Franz While the rules of society are meant to protect us, they exclude some individuals. ‘ As humans grow up into parts of society, they are connected by the rules which guide them in their thoughts and actions. However, as time progresses and societies change, many individuals are excluded due to new rules that surpass them. Stand by me demonstrates the only do laws change over time, but the societies that dictate them change as well.
These rules are changed by the people who set examples to the est. of the world; a powerful example is the classic film ‘Stand by me’ which demonstrates the will of the four protagonists who are excluded from their society. Gourde, Chris, Teddy and Fern are the main characters that have negative relationships and past with their family; this had a major impact on their segregation from their surrounding society.
A key scene from the film is the conversation between Gourde and Chris; they state how they acknowledge the weirdness in each other but also agreed that ‘everyone is weird’. This is one of the many prime examples how any individuals are excluded due to there weirdness and failure of following others in ‘society. Many individuals have been excluded from society over the years. Especially as young adolescents, we can become immersed into the rules of society.
A well known quote is ‘all actions have benefits or consequences’. This saying is demonstrated in many of today’s societies. Being individuals, if you do not fit in or follow societies rules you will be teased or looked at funny, people try to change themselves to fit in and live up to societies satisfaction. Author Glenda Millard explores this in A Small Free Kiss in the Dark. Skip one of the main protagonist’s in the book who has Just progressed into his early adolescent years showing his innocent view of his world.
Skip was an odd one at school, he wrote notes to his teacher making up excuses for not having friends; he also invented other notes he would take to school to have permission to put his hands in the sky because that is how he finds about the light. One of the many excuses Skip has for not having friends is a simplistic note explaining that ‘he isn’t good at math, the others might think he was dumb’. The note Skip wrote is telling us firstly, skip is scared he will be Judged by society because he is not good at math’s and portrayed as ‘dumb’, secondly he was often excluded at school because he didn’t like the thought of having a friend.
This is another example of how young individuals are excluded from society due to not being the smartest in his class or not wanting to associate with other kid’s at school. Political exclusion is another major form of being excluded in society. Being denied the basic right to participate way in which society excluded the four protagonists, because of their past, showing the audience the brutal ways in which many individuals are excluded.
A Small Free Kiss in the Dark also powerfully demonstrates how the four protagonists often grapple with their past and come together as excluded individuals of their own society. People come up with new rules to fit the changing society surrounding them, from the things people wear to the things people eat. As time has shown the changing says society operates in, it also bares the individuals that are excluded because of the rules that are ever changing.
Not in who runs the country and how it is run has affected the human race since the creation of communities. North Korea, Russia and Syria are Just a few of the many countries in the world who have dictatorship rulers, this form of commands the rules in which their society runs by. Some of the rules set forth by the surrounding societies in Arabic countries have a substantial effect on the population, rules such as having a male accomplice when in public can make the male population feel excluded from there society.
As previously mentioned the political exclusion affects the surrounding societies substantially, making some individuals feel excluded and left out. The rules of society are meant to protect and guide us in greater communities. Some of the rules exclude individuals, because of religion, fashion and in political ways. People try to change themselves to fit in society, because if you don’t blend in with society you will be looked at differently and simply be excluded.