He apprenticed with a printer. For these gauds many a man will dump his life-long principles into the street, and his conscience along with them. Sometimes conformity has a sordid business interest -- the bread-and-butter interest -- but not in most cases, I think. Six months later, people reconciled and the norm violation is accepted and admired. The anecdote that Twain uses of a young slave named Jerry that had such a talent for preaching helps introduce his argument in an interesting way.
I agree that people tend to conform to others' opinions. He's conflating trivial social conventions about dinner arrangements and clothes, with deeply-felt political positions, with social and financial farming of political influence. Do you believe that a tenth part of the people, on either side, had any rational excuse for having an opinion about the matter at all? I agree with Twain as the inevitable result is conforming to others. And out of it we get an aggregation which we consider a boon. It is held in reverence.
I think Jerry was right, in the main, but I think he did not go far enough. He claims self-approval as the motivator for following fashions of all sorts , but most conformity comes from trying to navigate life: we do what works for our neighbors. A flag pole was built in front of the main buiding and recently, a government project was done that aims to give the school a track-and-field runway. Public opinion resented it before, public opinion accepts it now, and is happy in it. His examples helped to make the text lighthearted and make the reader more open to his opinion.
Not upon my memory, but elsewhere. If people do not conform, they will stand out and will be made to feel like outcasts, which would be detrimental to their place in society. People adopt others' fashion or way of conduct so that they can be accepted as well. We all do no end of feeling, and we mistake it for thinking. You are better off with discernment if you read a remark or a book from start to finish before you make a call for judgment. Everybody writes one, and the nation is glad.
And broadly speaking, corn-pone stands for self-approval. A new thing in costume appears -- the flaring hoopskirt, for example -- and the passers-by are shocked, and the irreverent laugh. Although one may love her Christmas sweater, if her neighbor does not own one or wrinkles her nose at the idea of wearing such a thing, she will immediately go home and dispose of the sweater without thinking twice about her actions or her personal feelings toward the item of clothing. It speaks to their moral fibre that they are willing to put up with economic disadvantages to prop up policies that they care about. If he would prosper, he must train with the majority; in matters of large moment, like politics and religion, he must think and feel with the bulk of his neighbors, or suffer damage in his social standing and in his business prosperities.
We have seen it happen. We were poor, but not impoverished. Why do you think that is? He explains that throughout the lives of those inhabiting the earth; many fashions attend the cycle of entering and leaving the social status of being wanted. The author uses nostalgia to introduce his purpose to the audience. Some think it the Voice of God. Bryanna Rivera Rivera 1 ApEnglish Mrs.
Time and interest are limited, and copying is easy. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. Society enjoys taking the morals of humans and ripping them away as if their morals were the ones creating damage and not society itself, unmistakably stated by Mark Twain himself. He tends to scrutinize the world around him which could be seen in his examples, such as the one about bottles of wine. Its name is Public Opinion. It sounds like an easy way out, but I found it hard in practice. Sane just means many people believe it.
Second, I take your explicit point to be the decision between being accepted and being exceptional, but I'll respond as if it were between being conformist and being exceptional which I took to be the subtext. Half of our people passionately believe in high tariff, the other half believe otherwise. Every great standup comedian in the world does it. Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. Some people genuinely care about what others think about them and hold it in high regard. Actually I think it's the other way round.