The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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A society’s perception of someone significantly affects the self-identity of that human and their self-esteem. Society often judges people through their upbringings. A child may be raised in challenging situations and not have the same opportunities compared to another child. Friends and family tend be a major factor in a person’s life. The way friends and family interact or how society judges them can make them incredibly self-conscious of themselves. The social position of a human can critically affect how someone interacts in society and how they perceive themselves. In The Great Gatsby,by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, and Night by Elie Wiesel all depict how society affects an individual 's self - identity by how one perceives someone. Society’s perceptions make people feel obligated to compare themselves in one’s upbringings, friends and family and social position.
Upbringings factor into who a person can become later in their life. Some humans have more advantages in the world than others are granted. In Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, he talks about his experiences during the time he spent in the concentration camp, which he got placed in because his family was Jewish. As Elie grew up surrounded in terrible surroundings, he starved along with others, worked in horrific conditions, and witnessed beatings and even death. After going through the selections, having any property taken, and seeing people killed, Eliezer thought, “but their fate was…
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