Humans Live in a World Where Everything Tries to Make You Something Else’ Essay

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Expository Essay- ‘Humans live in a world where everything tries to make you something else’ Statement of explanation: I have chosen to write an expository essay as it allows me to write with a traditional structure to the essay that is based on the explanation and analysis of three key ideas derived from the prompt ‘Humans live in a world where everything tries to make you something else.’ This allows me to express my ideas in a logical order while adopting a sophisticated tone. I have chosen to use formal language in order to demonstrate a comprehensive and thoughtful piece and a third-person perspective is used so the reader can be informed about my contention without a bias view. My intended audiences are for the VCE students at Marcellin College who have studied the ideas of identity and belonging as they will have familiarity with the concepts I discuss as well as knowledge of all the resources that I will use throughout the essay to back up my contention. The purpose of the essay is to demonstrate my knowledge of the context study ‘identity and belonging’ to the audience and to try and convince them that that one’s identity can be compromised by those around them. The references that I will use in this essay are the novels ‘The lord of the flies’ by William Golding and ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini as well as the films ‘Skin’ directed by Anthony Fabian and ‘The Bourne Identity’ directed by Doug Liman. These resources are used because the protagonist in each story finds it hard to find their identity and/or finds it hard to belong in a group. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said ‘To be yourself in a world where everything tries to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment.’ This implies that one’s identity can be compromised by those around them because they need to change who they are in order to fit into a certain group or society in

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