Why Students Have The Your Lives By Developing Their Own Stories And Identities

1392 WordsMar 5, 20176 Pages
In the present world, there are students who live their lives by developing their own stories and identities. Everyone has different appearances, cultures, languages, thoughts, and their own stories. They share the stories about themselves or about others, get informations, and share informations to let others know. At this point, there may be a lot of errors and wrong points in the stories, but students usually do not have a chance to know if there is an error or not. They just believe what they heard from the story, and share only the story of what they heard before have their own experience, stereotypes are instilled into their minds unconsciously. Of course there will be no problem if the story is proven fact, but if the story is not…show more content…
They make one story become the only story” (Adichie). She gives several examples of a single story, one of her example, she was talking with one of American student who read her written novel about Nigerian abusive. He sorrowed to Adichie that Nigerian men were abusive, that was the only single story of Nigeria. Adichie kept her mind cool and took his pity back. Having read American Psycho, she said, “all young Americans men are serial killers” (Adichie). For another example, Adichie addressed about her roommate when she left Nigeria to go to university in the United States. Her roommate was shocked by her, and asked where she had learned to speak English well, and was confused when She said that Nigeria happened to have English as its official language. Her roommate asked if she could listen to what she called her “tribal music,” and was very disappointed when she produced her tape to Mariah Carey. Her roommate had a single story of Africa, Adichie said “ there was no possibility of Africans being similar to her in any way, no possibility of feelings more complex than pity, no possibility of a connection as human equals” (Adichie). Her point was that when people inform about something, they should tell stories, more than one story about something. “Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories
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