Personal Essay : Identity Expository Essay

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Identity Expository Essay My life is like a massive tangle of webs all leading to the bug caught in the middle, me! I have believed for quite some time that my identity was a part of who I was, an unchangeable, connected, jumbled mass of my ideals and preferences. However, after speculation on this topic, and a deep and intimate search within my mind and soul, I have realized it is much, much more. I have searched through my community, my personal life, and the world around me to find answers to this deep and burning question. Furthermore, I have consulted the knowledge of books like The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian to continue my search. Through this process, I have begun to see that maybe I am quite a lot like this character Junior, who found what life meant for him in terms of his identity. For I have begun to understand the full complexities of my actions and my world that have shaped the woman I am today. “There can be no keener revelation of a society 's soul than the way in which it treats its children.” - Nelson Mandela Society is the grounding of most children 's beliefs and ideas about how they should act and who they are. Despite my relatively secluded upbringing, society has been constantly and strongly affecting the innocent view of my identity. I grew up in suburban Minneapolis with my family of 10. I know, it 's a lot of people, but it beats having no friends as a kid. Having so many siblings has made it really easy to interact with new

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