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12 April 2017.
Identity in shaping our view of the world.
Our identity is in a constant state of struggle with our view of the world and what people
expect from us.This is supported by the author of this book when he says, “Life is a constant
struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community. “(Page 76) Identity
helps us to form either a positive or negative approach to how we view the world. The author of
this book presents identity as a major topic. The teenagers in this novel struggle to achieve a
better future than the one predestined for them by their identity as being poor. There are two
identities presented in this book: the rich and the poor.
Both identities have an effect on how sufficient a person views himself. The poor like
junior in this book live as a community because they love and need each other. The rich however
live in segregation from one another. This is something that is determined by identity. Many a
times, the rich believe that they are self-sufficient and they do not need each other or the poor.
This notion is passed on to children down the line.
Many people may argue that how one chooses to view the world is just an impromptu
decision and it can be changed easily. However, the true fact here remains that our perspective is
influenced by our identity and one cannot decide to change his or her perspective of the world.
Change in perspective is a long process and mostly, it is hard to fully achieve complete change in
perspective since identity is something that holds a permanent effect. This is because identity is
who we are and it is something that we cannot detach ourselves from. Sometimes identity
influences our view of the world positively and other times negatively. I however believe that
one can chose how his or her identity will influence his or her view of the world
Looking deeper into different identities creates clarity on this subject. When a person is
born in a family that is poor and relatives down the family tree have been poor, some form of
mind block is created and this acts as a speck in one’s eye that blurs his view of the world. A
person born to a poor family is given labels by the society such as: poor, desolate and
needy.“Being poor feels bad and to feel that you deserve to be that way. You believe you are
poor as a result of being Indian or ugly and stupid.” (page 2) As much as this labels are given
without much malice; one develops an attitude that he or she is poor. That person does not
struggle to achieve the best of success there because of the perception the identity of being poor
has created. The person believes that whether he or she works hard, the end result would be
poverty since he or she is destined to...
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