How Does Being Treated Like An Outsider Impact One's Identity

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Research Question: How does being treated like an outsider impact one’s identity? Thesis: How you are treated greatly impacts your identity; in the case of Lê, her being treated like an outsider makes her feel separated from her school, her new country and even in her own home. Lê feels isolated at school. Lê, in the beginning of school, had no friends and the other students had never met a Vietnamese person before, and they mostly avoid interacting with her. “As I stood before them in a dress the color of an Easter egg, with my feet encased in clear plastic sandals, the other students looked at the globe and then back to me again. Some whispered behind their hands. Some just stared”(Thúy 19). Lê feels isolated in her new country. Lê, when

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