In the first part of All I asking for is my body, Kiyoshi narrates how he is from a poor Japanese family and how he was able to make friends with a kid older than him by several years, and that kid was named Makot who was from a middle class wealthy family who was also Japanese. Howev...
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... so much in answering the question of who I desire to be.
Throughout my life I 've been getting a list of terms to add to my cultural identity marker and how they shape me. Two of which I am able to compare with Kiyoshi 's life in Milton Murayama 's novel, All I asking for is my body, was both class, mainly social class, and family teachings and beliefs. Comparing my life with Kiyoshi 's I found that both him and I have some differences and similarities that shape who we are based on these two cultural identity markers. Through Milton Murayama 's novel, I was able to see that everyone has their own way of defining themselves as a person. And being able to define themselves is what defines the person 's culture and vice versa. That is why I would like to end with a question to those that are reading this: What cultural identity markers identify you for who you are?
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