The Brothers K A Close Look At — страница 3
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escaping conformity. Up to this time the traditional appearance for men included having short hair, and for women it involved wearing a long dress. In the 1960s however, the men grew long hair and beards, and wore brightly coloured shirts and pants. The women, on the other hand, wore halter tops, short shirts, mini skirts, and shorts. In summary, practically anything that wasn?t previously worn was now exhibited. This was a very strong display of non-conformity. The non-conformists of the 1960s also didn?t see the point in working in a job which they didn?t like. For instance, in The Brothers K, Kincaid cannot understand why Papa works in the mill when he knows he does not like it there. Papa works long days doing the same thing time and again, instead of doing what he really wants to do; play baseball. One hippie belief that corresponds with this tiresome mill work, is that ?there are some companies that profit from human suffering, and they exploit human suffering to increase their gains?(zb.html). The Brother?s K carefully depicts all areas of the 1960s, the era of change and non-conformity. In the 1960s people began to realize that they could live differently from other people, and seek happiness in other ways. The sought new ways of filling the void where God was supposed to be. However, unfortunately for them, they usually ended up unsatisfied. The 1960s have had a very strong influence on todays? culture. For instance, there is a much higher tolerance level for different beliefs and new ways of life, than there were prior to the 1960s. The 1960s was an era of experimenting and escaping the norm. After many years of conservative traditionalism, people were ready for some changes, so they made them happen. On the other hand, although the 1960s was a tumultuous time and brought many new ideologies, certain previous traditions, which were still seen to be valuable, made their way through the decade and are still alive and well today.