Don Robertson and Charlotte Perkins Gilman explore the theme of personal identity throughout their

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Don Robertson and Charlotte Perkins Gilman explore the theme of personal identity throughout their works, from Robertson’s The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread, to Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper. Though both Don Robertson and Charlotte Perkins Gilman both illustrate and explore the theme of personal identity in very different ways, there are also many similar ways it is illustrated and explored by both authors as well. Don Robertson shows this theme of personal identity through Morris Bird’s cautious sense of right and wrong and how he tries to atone for his mistakes throughout the book and wanting to earn self-respect for himself as well as through his journey to see his best friend, Stanley Chaloupka while Gilman shows this through the…show more content…
How about when Morris Bird took the journey with his little sister Sandra to see his dearest friend Stanley Chaloupka? Morris Birds journey taught him a lot not only about self-respect but about himself as well, playing into the theme of personal identity because Morris Bird continues to learn a lot about him-self through this journey he took. Even after the explosion happened when he was inches away from Stanley Chaloupka’s house, Morris Bird showed a lot of character because of his bravery and strong will to keep going as well as saving the lives of Barbara Sternad and the legless man, even with the intensity of explosion and people dying all around (Robertson). That example right there shows more into how the theme of personal identity is prevalent throughout the entire book as well as throughout Morris Birds entire journey to see his best friend, Stanley Chaloupka, even though he does not get to see his friend overall. From the beginning of the Morris’s journey all the way to end with the disaster explosion, he learns about self-respect and personal identity, he learns about himself. Don Robertson portrays personal identity throughout the entire book showing how the protagonist, Morris Bird III develops through his journey learning self-respect and personal identity within himself not only for himself but for
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