The character may sometimes not indicate any revelations in a change of identity, but the reader would be exposed to this new identity through changes in tone and attitude. However, there can be slight variations in the reception and expression of the new identity, as well as how the search of identity is conveyed to the reader. An example of texts that explore the journey of self identity and its variations include “Feliks Skrzynecki”, “Leaving Homes” and “Crossing the Red Sea” by
This processes may inncur much weeping and sorrow. The next phase is Disorganisation and despair; this phase is where the person grieving becomes more and more disattached with their normal acrivities and becomes apathetic, yet still feeling increased despair inside. The final stage of this modal is know as Reorganisadtion and recovery. This stage is where the grieving person gets back to normality and starts to reorgnise their life. Though they still griev over the deceased, the momories of their death are taken over by positive memories of their life.
A group’s “social memory” tends to skew its idea of the past to fit their needs to “justify the present” (p. 3). Although not historically accurate, “social memory” is an important binder for many social, ethnic, national, religious and political groups. An integral part of studying history is understanding the differences between the present and the past. Understanding differences is not only in a material sense but it is critical to understand the difference in social norms of past societies as well as the people’s viewpoints and attitudes. Without understanding social differences, historians can and will take historical events out of context.
Their relationship is complex matter and their effects are very specific and unique for every individual. There is not an easy answer to this question. This essay aims to look at the effects that social structure and social interaction have on shaping the person's identity and to emphasise their equally important roles in identity development of the person. According to Jenkins, social identity is defined as understanding of who we and other people are and reciprocally, other people's understanding of themselves and others (Jenkins, 1996, cited in Macionis 2005, p.175). It also includes one's identification as belonging to a particular social group and displaying corresponding behaviours, it captures sense of sameness and difference between others and the person (Macionis 2005, p.175).
The mentioned aspects of change become evident when analysing the language and visual techniques, and structure of David Malouf’s novel, Remembering Babylon, as well as Richard Kelly’s film drama, Donnie Darko. (2001). A change in attitude has the capability to alter the initial possibilities of one’s life and allows alternate ones to become apparent. A change in attitude can either broaden, or in contrast, tightly narrow ones horizons. Despite these different possibilities, it is certain a modification in attitude will cause original possibilities to become former.
Summarise two different approaches to identity. How has each been used to further our understanding of this concept? ‘...knowing who we are requires knowing who we are not...identity represents the balance between self and other. Identity therefore has both individual and social elements.’ (as cited in Phoenix, 2007, p52)√ It has been said that identity can be understood as one’s own notion of oneself shaped from many sources. In this essay two different attitudes will be examined to further our understanding of identity.
However, there are cases when an individual's character is not only identified at conflict but rather redefined or changed by it. As in conflict, compromises great or small are made in order to accommodate present circumstances. Choices made are reflective of one's priorities and inlaid beliefs. Assessing an individual's true character often requires other people's input. It can therefore become a relative matter, rather than subjective, when people are involved.
Further to this, it is also shown how an individual’s culture can affect the views of another’s, and how these can combine to create an understanding between their different belief systems. Further to these aspects, it can still be realised that culture does have a dominant contributing factor to one’s life and how they perceive things around them, and also how they respond to certain situations. The true definition of culture remains highly generalised and ambiguous as it can only be accurately defined by the individual, due to each person having different interpretations of what it means for them personally. Culture exists in the actions and beliefs of various individuals and is the product of human thought, but despite this, its true role in life can vary significantly. Disher explores this idea of mixed culture in numerous ways throughout his text, which can be seen even in the simple Japanese tradition Sadako implements in making ‘soy sauce’.
He feels it is his duty to reveal his identity despite what would happen to him. He reflects more on the situation and realizes the harm that will be caused to the many people who depend on him for their livelihood upon his permenant return to the galleys. One situation in particular really bothers him though, the case of a helpless woman and her small child that he feels a special obligation to. Valjean then sees himself as selfish, worrying only about his own conscience and not others. After all of this reflection he finally decides that the right thing to do is to stay quiet, so he can continue making money and helping the people who need him with it.
So the concept of responsibility was involved. His explanation was indefensible. The death of Meursault mother prompts his psychological "awakening" in which he begins to place no real emphasis on emotions. Camus' own personal ideology which seems to be an ultimate goal of a work of fiction of this type. “But everybody knows life isn’t worth living.