Conformity: Man or Sheep

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Conformity has its ups and downs. Many people made friends thanks to conforming.
But many others became victim to mind control and death thanks to conforming. In the story, “The
Crucible” Abigail was accused of being a witch. Abigail got out of being called a witch by scape-goating the blame on others. Before you knew it, the whole city start doing the same. A sign of conformity. When people in society conform it can affect them in many ways. Positively and Negatively. The advantages of conforming are the people coming together peacefully, you’re less likely to get in trouble, and you’ll fit in with the crowd. The disadvantages to conformity are being judged, a chance of getting murdered, and being somewhat forced into doing things.
Advantage of conforming is staying together peacefully. In the beginning of “The Crucible” the town was with fill with Puritans who was friendly to each other. There were some disagreements in the town but nothing at the time to cause a big hysteria. They stood together following the puritan beliefs. In a article we read, McCarthyism, the country worked together against communist supporters. In many ways, another advantage of conformity is your less likely to get in trouble. After Tituba confessed to be a witch, Abigail also confessed to dancing with the devil. Abigail knew that confessing to what happened even if its not true would get her out of trouble. Hale, Proctor and the others seen that they wanted to go back to Jesus. Also, in the McCarthyism Act people didn't go against him in fear of being accused of being a communist. Many people believed that what he was doing was wrong, but they went with it just to stay out of any accusations that could get them in a dangerous situation. Sometimes wh...

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When people in society conform it can affect them in many ways. Positively and
Negatively. The advantages of conforming are the people coming together peacefully, you’re less likely to get in trouble, and you’ll fit in with the crowd. The disadvantages to conformity are being judged, a chance of getting murdered, and being somewhat forced into doing things.
Given these points, its always down to what you do and how you act. Conformity can be done in a act of goodness and someone just trying fit in to feel comfortable. Main reason why people might dress a type of way, talk a type of way,etc… to fit in and make new friends. But when there is good there is bad. One minute your trying to fit in with a group of people, next minute you find yourself trying to murder someone just to stay in that group. Conformity helps some survive and causes some to die.
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