Rebellion is an act of violence or open resistance to an established government or ruler, or the action or process of resisting authority, control, or convention. All throughout the world, we see acts of rebellion all the time. The American Revolution, the thirteen American colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, overthrew the authority of Great Britain, and founded the United States of America.
Rosa Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement, best known for her role in the Montgomery bus boycott.
December 1, 1955, Rosa rejected the bus driver order to give up her seat to a white passenger. She was arrested for civil disobedience in violating Alabama segregation laws. Park’s fame in the community and her willingness to become a controversial figure inspired the black community to boycott the Montgomery buses for over a year.
Rosa was a rebel because by refusing to move to the back of the bus, she rebelled against the status of her time.
Something so simple that had such an impact. Smaller examples of rebellion would be wearing something that’s unique or different, breaking curfew, getting piercings. In the Giver and The Truman Show, Jonas and Truman both rebelled against their society, but how? Here’s how.