Jack William's Identity Crisis

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Jack Williams Identity is a state of mind in which someone recognises their character traits that leads to finding out who they are and what they do and not that of someone else. In simple English, it's basically who you are and what you define yourself as a person. The theme of identity is often epitomised in books, novels or basically any other piece of text so that the reader can intrigue themselves and relate to the characters and their emotions. It usually is quite useful in helping readers to understand that a person's state of mind is full of thoughts about who they are and what they want to be. People can try to change their identity as much as they want but that can never change themselves completely. The theme of identity is a very tough topic to understand yet interesting if you can understand it well. Gattaca and I'm not Scared are movies that depict the identity theme. They both have to deal with people that have an identity that they've tried to alter in order to become more at ease in the society they belong to. Jack Williams, son of Peter Williams, had been attending Antonine College since pre-school. At the age of 3 when he started pre-school, he didn't know why he was going and who everyone was, so he kept to himself all along. When he started prep at the age 5, his teacher was giving him constant exit notes (they are papers which tell teachers that he is trouble and will have to suffer some sort of consequnce) yet he wasn't causing any trouble at all. He was blamed for all the trouble that some students caused in his class. In grade 1, he started to being verbally bullied and was told to do things he didn't want to do by the year 6 students, such as swearing in Arabic at the nuns who run the school, pulling his pants down in front of the teachers, skinny dipping during the swimming carnival and so much more. He couldn't stand it, and he
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