Sunday, March 22, 2015

Historical Analysis

What is the role of conformity and nonconformity in the novel, and how does this connect to the historical setting of the text?

I believe that in this book, conformity plays a huge role. During the times of the revolution, those who did not agree would be punished severely. In order to keep their safety, the people would go along with the revolutionary ideas, even if they didn't agree with it. However, there was also the rebels, those who didn't agree and did something about it. These people go with the role of nonconformity. But what separates them from the rest is their bravery to stand up for them selves. The definition of conformity is: "Behavior in accordance with socially accepted convention or standards". The opinion of those who did conform did not matter to them. The only thing that did was to make things right.


  1. Martina,

    I agree with your answer to the question, but how would they be punished? How were the Red Guards able to hold the rebels and manipulate them to believing in what Chairman Mao said? Are there any external sources explaining more about this? 1

    Overall, your post look good, but instead, add some pictures and MLA Citations.

  2. Martina,
    I liked your response to the question, except I think that you should go into more depth to make the post more meaningful and useful. I also think you should add more in text citations, so we can relate to the book more.
    Overall I thought your post was good.