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Ralph Waldo Emerson preread questions

1. Define qualities that make someone an individual.

2. Look at the words you used; are they positive or negative?

3. Define conformity

4Are these words positive or negative?

5. Should we conform to social expectations?  Identify people within our society either living or dead who defy social norms?

6.  Why do these people stand outside the mainstream?

Answer the following questions after watching the 60 second Coke advertisement video:

1. Infer - what social expectations is the speaker in the commercial trying to convrom to and how is the premise of this commerical ridiculous?

2. What would happen if this ad played today?

3. What do women or men, for that matter do in today's society to conform?