Conformity is an individual changing according to certain standards. In the movie Fame, directed by Alan Parker, and the book Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salanger, the pressure to conform is ever present. Teenagers in high school face the most pressure to conform, this pressure comes from different forces, including parents, teachers, and their peers.
An example of such pressure is when Doris's mother wants Doris to conform to the way she wanted
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Doris told him not to because Doris knew that certain individuals would make fun of him because he is different, and not conforming to society like everyone else is.
Conforming to something that one isn't makes that person phony. Holden believes that most individuals are phony, so one can conclude that most individuals are conformists. Holden does not want to grow up and conform to the world because he doesn't like the phonies in it.