My Identity Essay

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“Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be” (Card). This quote from Ender’s Game gives the reader the impression that identity is just something they can wear and that they will become the identity that the impersonate. A definition of identity from the Oxford English Dictionary states, “The fact of being who or what a person or thing is” (Identity). This old definition entails that a person’s identity is just who they are. It is also heard that people say anybody can be anything they want to be. These two ideas put together create a definition of identity that means a person’s identity can be whatever they choose it to be. However, a person's true identity cannot simply be worn as a mask, so this definition cannot be true and must be changed. A person's true …show more content…

This is not the only occasion in my life that has shaped my identity but it has changed me the most. My parents got divorced when I was only eleven years old. I did not foresee the divorce coming, as I was never in their presence when they argued. Then, one night, they asked my little brother and me to take a seat at the dining room table. They then told me that they were getting a divorce and my mouth instanously went dry. I cried so much that my nose stuffed up to the point where I could not smell. My eyes began streaming with tears, and through my tears I could see my brother sitting across from me looking very confused. The only thing that I could hear were my parents trying to comfort me with their soft words, and I could feel their warm arms holding me. I eventually calmed down enough to go to bed, but the memory of my parents telling me they were getting a divorce will stay with me forever. This changes how I act every day and therefore my identity. I am not the only person with a story like this. Everybody has a story like mine from their past that has shaped their

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how ender's game gives the reader the impression that identity is just something they can wear and that they will become the identity that the impersonate.
  • Describes how their parents got divorced when they were only eleven years old. they didn't foresee the divorce coming, and cried so much that they could not smell it.
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