The Importance Of Identity In A Wizard Of Earthsea

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One’s identity is not limited to what you look like or how you acted three years ago. An identity grows overtime as you encounter new experiences and learn new things about yourself. In Ursula Le Guin’s, A Wizard of Earthsea, we see the main character, Ged, find and develop his own identity. Identity ranges from your morals and values to your relationship with those around you. Identity is an important aspect in a person because it consists of a physical power and your own will power. Once you are able to understand who you truly are as a person and obtain a greater knowledge of your true self, you are able to access an ultimate personal power. Uniqueness is critical to your identity. It is what sets you apart from everyone else and makes you who you are. Today, one thing that differentiates you from another person is your Social Security number. A Social Security number holds a physical power of one’s identity. Every documented person in America is given a nine-digit number that is connected to multiple personal records. This includes, but is not limited to, bank accounts, credit cards, employment records, etc. Your Social Security number may be a material thing, but it protects your physical identity and should be kept…show more content…
He finally understands the power behind a name, strengthens his will power, and overall, obtains an ultimate personal power. By knowing his “whole true self, [he] cannot be used or possessed by any power other than himself,” (Le Guin 254). Ged becomes a great wizard of Earthsea by accepting his light and dark side as a whole. He grows from a negligent selfish boy into a humble thoughtful man. No one is able to defeat him because he has mastered the art of true magery and has an immense sense of self. A boy who once was easily swayed by those around him is now a man who can easily identify deception because he was able to identify his own
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