All the worlds a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits, and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts. (As You Like It Act 2 Scene 7). Even Shakespeare recognized the idea of conformity as early as the 1600s. He describes it as a game specifically that women and men are playing in this world to find their place in society. Feelings of frustration and potential individualism take place in society today, as well as in these pieces of literature. Today, civilians in Baltimore are rebelling against police forces; revealing their dignified frustration and passion for the death of Freddie Gray. He was an African American civilian injured upon arrest and fell into a fatal coma. Lack of conformity has been a continuous issue in society in this world, and three pieces of literature display that profoundly well. The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald, The Adventures of Walter Mitty by James Thurber, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain show numerous examples of this throughout their storylines. Between Gatsby possessing an outcast reputation, Mitty possessing an abstract mind, and Huck Finn challenging a strong opposition to racism and slavery, the lack of conformity in these pieces and in this world today are evident. A quality piece of literature has a plethora of characters throughout the story that exhibit a lack of conformity to society. .
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck shows his lack of conformity through his opinion on racism and slavery by acting as Jim's mentor throughout the entire journey. Huck begins to exhibit signs of rebellion and lack of conformity as early as in the first chapter of the story. Huck lives with the widow Douglas and expresses his feelings about primary experiences with her. In the first chapter Huck says, "The widow Douglas, she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; so when I couldn't stand it no longer, I lit out.