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    reflect upon the mutability of identity.” By comparing The Handmaid’s Tale and The Road, discuss how far, and in what ways the two novels support or refute this claim? Within dystopian literature, identity is something that can be seen as an individual’s most core and precious element. Exposed against a scarcity of freedom in self-expression, we can begin to fully appreciate and understand the importance in the role of identity as well as its robustness. The role of identity and its manipulation is often

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    In Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, the characters board upon a long, strenuous hunt for human identity. Their main goal is to find who they truly are, where they fit, and what the meaning of life is. They express this desire by speaking of the search for “IT”, which is human identity. This is an imperceptible thing that holds a different meaning for each protagonists in the book. It comprises all things humans ache for in life such answers, religiousness, contentment, etc. Sal Paradise is a man who

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    Race and Social Identity in On the Road and The Reivers      Whether around a group of friends or among total strangers, many people feel compelled to act in certain ways to please those around them; this part of our identity is labeled conveniently as social identity. A social identity can sometimes be very close to one's personal identity, but the differences between the two is caused by social pressures and obligations, and the extent to which it differs is based on many factors such as

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    An individual’s identity is an ever changing composition of a person’s aspirations, beliefs and morality. Identity change is often influenced by many aspects of an individual’s life, but individuals must always return to their roots in order to stay true to their morality. This internal struggle over one’s identity is successfully illustrated in the characters of Three Day Road. In the novel, Joseph Boyden vividly recounts the journey of two Native Canadian soldiers, Xavier and Elijah, who struggle

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    Impact of Dean on Sal's Identity in On the Road     In part I, chapter 3 of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, Sal arrives at Des Moines and checks into a cheap, dirty motel room. He sleeps all day and awakens in time to witness the setting sun. As he looks around the unfamiliar room, Sal realizes that he doesn't understand his own identity. Identity lost, he states "I was half way across America, at the dividing line between the East of my youth and the West of my future." He has lost the calming

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    The Impact of Dean on Sal's Identity in On the Road On The Road begins with the protagonist, Sal, (representative of author Jack Kerouac), being overwhelmed by feelings of confusion and uncertainty regarding his personal identity. He then meets ‘Dean Moriarty’, an eccentric character who rejects societal values and ‘norms’. Sal is absorbed with and entranced by Dean, perceiving him as almost ‘superhuman’, and decides to follow him across the country. A passive character, Sal soon becomes dependent

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    Three Day Road: Aboriginal Identity “Identity is not inherent. It is shaped by circumstance and sensitivity and resistance to self pity,” (Dorothy West). Joseph Boyden’s Three Day Road paints a clear picture of the shaping of the three main characters identity in result of their environment and experiences. Xavier Bird, Elijah Weesageechak and Niska each fight a battle within, alongside the conflict that society brings upon them. With each turn of the page the readers are taken through the agonizing

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    The Spiritual Quest in On the Road           A disillusioned youth roams the country without truly establishing himself in one of the many cities he falls in love with. In doing so, he manages with the thought or presence of his best friend. What is he searching for? While journeying on the road, Sal Paradise is not searching for a home, a job, or a wife. Instead, he longs for a mental utopia offered by Dean Moriarty. This object of his brotherly love grew up in the streets of America. Through

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    choices we make impact or shape our identity? I’ve been reading ‘ A Long Walk To Water’ recently and i have realized that salva and Nya have shaped different identities. Salva has an identity as a lost child or a brave child. while nya is known was a good child or a listener. How do you think that you’ve shaped your identity? Shaping your identity might sound had but it’s not, you shaped your identity every day! Everything you do helps you shape your identity. How do your choices affect

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    of America Through Road Novels Flaming Iguanas by Erika Lopez and The Road by Cormac McCarthy critiques America, while transgressing heteronormativity and modifying mobility and identity. Traveling west is an adventure and an opportunity to discover oneself, it is also an extension to exercise one 's freedom. As a woman,Tomato Rodriguez travels across the country to see his dad in California. Being on the road transgresses the meaning of the road, whilst inventing one’s identity. It is a space to

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