Identity In Anna Hope's A Gap Of Sky

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Everyone has an identity and it inevitably changes as time goes by, depending on your actions and thoughts. Some may say to simply accept who you are, but how do you really do that? Figuring out who you want to be as a person and then becoming that person is one of the most important and empowering accomplishments a person could obtain. In the short story “A Gap of Sky” written by Anna Hope in 2008, the protagonist Ellie is deciding which path she wants take and how she wants to shape her identity.

The short story is heavily centered around

The short story has a third person narrator and furthermore the reader is following the story through Ellie’s thoughts which is known as “Stream of consciousness” and interior monologue.”Oh shit oh shit
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In the beginning she is a 19 year old university student with a carefree outlook on the world and moreover she has a tough attitude and a foul language which is tied into her identity. “She has to pee. She thinks of the hall toilet, at the other end of a chilly, uncarpeted corridor, and, thinking better of it, hoists herself over the sink, turns on the tap, and lets rip a glorious steamy stream of relief.”(P.1 l. 5-7) This quote thoroughly describes who Ellie is, a girl who is lazy and does not priorities hygiene and orderDRUGS. Throughout the story Ellie changes her outlook on the world and therefore her identity. Even though Ellie is a careless girl there are moments that reveals she actually does care a little. “Oh shit oh shit oh shit oh shit. Monday. It is Monday. Essay there is an essay due, important, due for Tuesday morning.”(P.1 l. 13-15). This quote shows that Ellie deep down knows that an education is important and by wanting to do the assignment she shows us that she already from the beginning has a chance to change her identity to a more respectable one. (Lang sætning). The fact that Ellie has spent so much energy to find ink so she will not be expelled is a huge hint at her starting to change her identity into a student who

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