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Understanding who we are takes a matter of time and experience. Emotions towards a particular space that we are in help us store special memories, that forever takes part of our conscious. That is whyevery single event of our lives has a special meaning, thus learning from the past influences our identity in the future.

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Relationship between Space, Memory and Identity Ruben Zea DeVry University Ruben Zea Relationship between Space, Memory and IdentityUnderstanding who we are takes a matter of time and experience. Emotions towards a particular space that we are in help us store special memories, that forever takes part of our conscious. That is why every single event of our lives has a special meaning, thus learning from the past influences our identity in the future.Stories like Westbury Court by Danticat, Edwidge make us understand, that the fire that took the lives of the two children who lived across the hall of her apartment, was the prominent source of her vivid memories about Westbury Court. It was clear that the fire impacted her attitude towards responsibility. She reminisces about something her mother said first to her brothers as a warning, but then takes a stronger meaning upon herself conscious, it is sometimes too late to say I shouldnt have.(Danticat, 2013) She felt like her mother was right about it because she felt guilty for not being able to notice the smoke from the fire. She often questioned if it wasnt cause of the firemen, she could have died with brothers as well. That personal experience with the fire changed her life as she eventually grew up, making her think about being more responsible with her actions as

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