Your identity are the qualities, beliefs, personality, looks and/or expressions that make you who you are. Your identity helps you find your destiny in life. Without the knowledge of your identity your life will be incomplete. One of the main ways a person can find their identity is by finding out who their ancestors were and what was their purpose in life. Toni Morrison’s Milkman in “Song of Solomon” is a good example of how people can find their identity through their ancestry.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy tells the story of a man and his son on a journey to find remaining “good guys” in a cold, dark, dismal world full of evil. They are journeying south to the ocean to escape the ferocity of another chilling winter. Their other purpose is to find other good, moral people like themselves who are “carrying the fire.” The man and the boy are both journeying but for slightly varying purposes. For the man, the journey seems to be one of re-establishing the world of the past that he remembers so well, while for the boy, the journey is one of exploration and discovery.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy is a post apocalyptic story about a father and son’s journey to the south. It is set in mid 20th century America. The desolate land is covered by a thick layer of ashy clouds, causing the temperature to drop. At the start, we find the Father and Son sleeping in a wooded area. They begin their journey on the ash covered road.
The skies are grey, it’s freezing, and everything is covered by ash, this is reality now. Cormac McCarthy, playwright, screenwriter and the author of The Road, gives us a glimpse of the struggle of living in a catastrophe world. The story of The Road, is about the hardship between a father and son living in an apocalyptic wasteland. Throughout the story we see how differently the father and son act in the situation they encounter.
The scholar, John Riofrio has a very good understanding of Junot Diaz’ influence as well as the intention behind the collection of short stories known as Drown. The essay examines Drown as a way to describe the impact of immigration on the male psyche and how relocating to a new society may cause the instability of a person’s identity thus making integration into a new society much more difficult. When taking identity into consideration, how memory and nostalgia impact one’s identity is very important. The essay was written with the understanding that the stories relate to working class individuals.
The self-identity remains a high interest topic for several decades, not only for psychologists, but sociologists, anthropologists and even political scientists. Self-identity is defined to be a quality that makes a person or thing unique and different from the others (Merriam-Webster dictionary, 2016). Even though it tends to believe that there is a divide between micro and macro level activities, it is absolutely clear that human agency and social structure are strongly related with each other, besides it is undeniable that in today’s post-traditional society, self-identity is an inescapable issue and creation of self-identity becomes a reflexive project, individuals continuously work on (Gauntlett, 2008, p 102). To begin with, in his work
Identity is shaped by your actions nobody is born with Identity you must create it, its who you are not who you want to be. Everything we do shapes who we are starting with our values, traits, friends, family, sexuality, social media, beliefs, culture, personality, and lastly how we are raised. Culture defines our Identity It describes what people develop to allow them to adjust to their world such as customs, religious beliefs and traditions. I can relate this identity factors to the essays we have read in class for example Michel Kimmel’s excerpt, Sherman Alexie story, lastly Hamilton lyrics. Identity is also set by behavior, personal characteristics and lastly
Leary and Tangney (2012) stated that “identities are the traits and characteristics, social relations, roles and social group memberships that define who one is”. Identities provide meaning and can make up one’s self-concept which is described as the perception of oneself (p. 69). Moreover, Loue and Sajatovic (2008) added that personal identity is a “set of behavioral or personal traits by which an individual is recognizable” (p. 453). With the various challenges that older people experience such as retirement, less income, empty nest syndrome, loss of social support, health complications, disability and impending death, their sense of identity can be affected as changes in their roles happen (Loue and Sajatovic, 2008, p. 453). Identity
Identity can be a powerful tool by which we see and judge our environment. In many cases, we often remain unaware of how our identity, chosen by us or not, influence how we intersect with our environment, as well as how deeply we analyze it. It is important not only to assess our own identity and how it may change the way we see things, but also to extend our knowledge and perception to work and groups that share our identity and perspective, as well as oppose it, or simply look through a variety of different lenses to examine their environment. Only in this way can we truly decipher who we are, how we identify with the world around us, and how this identity is affecting the way we view things. Both of the chosen works addresses significant
One’s identity is the personality or the characteristics that distinguish them from other people. Giving them a humanistic view, a sense of freedom, beauty, creativity, and moral responsibility. whereas, one’s cultural identity is more about where someone comes from their background, the language they speak, their religion, what they eat, what they wear, and how they carry themselves giving them a sense of belonging and is part of one’s self-conception and perception. Cultural identity is usually passed down from generation to generations and thus distinguishing one culture from another.