Traditional Society Vs. Modern Society

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As time passes humanity tends to change, we improvise and build, creating new technologies and thriving in new locations. With humanity comes society, as humanity changes so too does this society. There are two main types of societies which will be discussed in this essay, traditional society and modern society. Traditional society revolves around family and its honor, and conservatism. Modern society thrives around capitalist ideals, and Liberalism. It can be said that traditional society has led to the up rise of the modern society. But I would say that a modern society is better off than a traditional one. Throughout the world there are countless societies which have switched over to a modern belief system, including the western society…show more content…
In a society such as the Sarakatsani society the most important thing is honor. One can go as far as saying it is more important than the actual members of the family themselves. It is the legacy set for a family name after its members pass away. If a family member does something to dishonor the family than the worst fate awaiting them is death, the lightest is a whipping (Still harsh for modern standards). There are many ways which a family can be dishonored, each with punishments that vary in severity. The two most important ones to be discussed differ depending on one’s gender. For a man, being unmanly or losing one’s manliness is a huge blow to the family, for a women she must maintain her “sexual shame”. She must remain a virgin until marriage and even after marriage she must act as though she is innocent. In a modern society one does not have to maintain such gender roles to maintain family honor. Modern society encourages one to be themselves it’s up to the…show more content…
A family with men who are not the stereotypical depiction of manliness, that being strong, stubborn, and brave is not a family looked at with much respect in the community. One of the best ways to ruin a family’s honor is to kill one of their men hence making the victim lose their manliness in the process. The blood leaving a man’s body is seen to represent their manliness being absorbed by the killer. The only way for the victim’s family to regain their honor from a murder, is for the murder to be exiled or killed by one of the victim’s family members, particularly the younger, unmarried brother of the
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