Cambio de Armas Essay

1428 WordsMay 10, 20126 Pages
Cambio de armas The theme in which is constantly shown throughout the novel is the concept of self identity. Identity is a state of mind in which one identifies his or her character traits in addition to one’s idea of being. Identity indicates one’s mental, emotional and physical image of which they depict themselves to be. It also refers to the construction of individual and society's characteristics by which we are symbolized and recognized as to who we are. The concept of self identity is used in many books and novels in order to tie the reader to the story. This is done in a way that the write creates a character with a loss of self identity that will then allow the reader to relate to. The theme of identity is often expressed in…show more content…
It is the belief in this existence of one’s self, the assumption of all our experiences of consciousness. We all embrace this identity that we feel is ours alone. I speak of my experiences as experienced by me. I would seem to be talking nonsense, if I referred to myself in the plural or spoke of how the multiplicity of ‘me’s’ experienced an event. Although most will submit to the existence of levels of consciousness, we categorize those people who exhibit distinct personalities as non-ordinary. All popular theories of self-identity set about the task of proving a singular self. I will attempt to analyze the currently held theories of self-identity, and consider cases where the singular self-identity of normal individuals is called into question. Psychologists seeking to clarify this discussion have researched phenomena concerning the nature of self-identity, and it’s relation with consciousness. The second concept is the Random Identities. This ties in with the first concept of divided identity because she is unable to give one single identity to the man. The author states on page one of the novel: “Next is the man: the one, he, the nameless man who she can call by which ever name that comes to mind; they all function the same, and they all fit him. And when he comes in the house he answers even if she calls him Hugo, Sebastian, Ignacio, Alfredo or whatever else.” She refers to him in her mind as the ‘nameless one’.
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