Coming Of Age Or The Journey

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Coming of Age or The Journey Coming of age is the psychological and moral growth of a person from youth to adulthood. Personal growth and change can occur anytime in life, most often though it is spontaneous. Majority of people have their destinies predetermined and identities defined by families, culture, religion, society, institution or government; but experiences and new perspectives help break those barriers that prevent fluidity into new phases in life. The term "identity" is ultimately who you are as a person. Protagonists Khadra, Nidali and Sarah are all on a journey to self-discovery. As the novels progress, these characters experience crucial changes which bring them closer to finding their true identity as opposed to the identity inherited by their families and culture which sets them apart from the others. Themes such as sexual identity, political opinions (war/government) and philosophical development are all present throughout each of their journeys, ultimately coming to a realization that they are not children anymore.
MohjaKahf– The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf: Khadra "The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf" by MohjaKahf tells a story about KhadraShamy 's, journey to figuring out her true identity. Khadra’s parents are strict Syrian Muslim immigrants living in Indiana. The family is heavily involved with the communities Dahwa Center. The beginning of the novel is about Khadra growing up in America. Her parents had total control, and did not want to…

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