We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
(427 BC-347 BC)
We must constantly make decisions in daily life. Some decisions are simple choices (e.g., Coke or Pepsi) while others affect peopleâ€™s entire lives. Furthermore, every decision has consequences and often there is not a clear alternative. Decisions involve weighing alternatives and considering the consequences. Does conforming to the beliefs and actions of the majority make a person a â€œgood citizenâ€?
When you have to make a choice and donâ€™t make it, that is in itself a choice. -William James
Write an essay based on literature you have studied in which the author examines conformity. What idea(s) does the writer develop regarding a conformity?
Search the net, search blogs, search your mind. Synthesize, hyperlink, and trackback.
Your writing should be a synthesis of the 5 paragraph essay AND a blog post.
Time: 2.5 hours
Submit a printed copy to your teacher and a trackback to this post.