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'The Pedestrian' : Essay on the Individual

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Essay on the Individual It is fairly simple for people to be regarded as a person who is suspicious, or subversive. Another thing which is very easily done to people is to dismiss them. Many ways in which this can happen are shown in the short story, "The Pedestrian." It shows examples of this in the way which the man is treated and how the whole world has become such a cold place. As the man was taking a walk, it seemed like a very cold place from the start of the story. As he gets stopped by the police car it begins to talk to him. ...read more.


He continues to talk to the car it asks him why he is talking and begins to see him in a suspicious way simply because he does not conform to the ideas which have been accepted by the rest of society. This lead you on to think that if you choose not to follow the "norm" and truly think freely that you will be thought of as somebody who will pose a threat. This is something that people have been trying to do for many centuries. They believe that they must stop anything that can pose a threat even if the person who is posing the threat is right. People will go to outstanding lengths in order to protect what has been established. ...read more.


It is hard to imagine that somebody could be taken away simply for walking but if that is what those in power must do to keep you under control that is what the will do. It makes a person wonder what kind of thought process it would take to do such a horrible thing as imprisoning another person simply because they are different or they think differently, but that is a reality. People in many corners of the world are being disregarded and tossed aside, having their rights thrown away as a result of their will to think and feel in a different manner. We can only hope that our society does not get so bad that you can no longer express yourself in any way. We can only hope that we retain the rights which we hold so dear. ...read more.

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