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"Rebellion is individual action; it has nothing to do with the crowd. Rebellion has nothing to do with politics, power, or violence. Rebellion has something to do with changing your consciousness, your silence, your being.  (Osho, 1987) The word for the future is rebellion. Often, people are inclined to believe that rebellion is an attempt to revolutionize the customs and lifestyles that are familiar and safe. However, they are ignorant to the importance of variety in society. Rebellion is one result of the battle between individuality and cultural expectations. Individuality is a necessity for variety, as variety is a necessity in society. The few people who understand the value of variety in society, know the importance of what it contributes; beauty, richness and colour. The novel The Gift of Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok and the film The War, Written by Cathy McWorter, both embrace the theme of cultural rebellion and illustrate its significance through the use of style, symbols and setting as they affect the beliefs and family customs of the protagonists. In both pieces of work, the authors' initial method to the development of theme is the style in

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