Character vs. Society

Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird
In our example photo, Tom Robinson, a character in both the novel and the film, To Kill a Mockingbird, is accused of a crime he did not commit. The story takes place in the 1930s in Alabama, and he is a victim of prejudice.

In Character vs. Society, a character or a group of characters are in conflict with a society's social traditions or norms. Society itself is often looked at as single character, just as an opposing party would be. There are many science fiction films set in the future where a character is up against the society and their rules and/or traditions.

On a separate sheet of paper, with your group members, come up with three examples of either films or novels that contain this conflict. Be ready to share these in class. 

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