Andrew Tieu Ms. HollingsworthEnglish Honors 224 January 2018How We Form Our Identity An identity is a unique personality that each person has that each individual is known by.
We construct our identity through many factors in our lives such as our connections with others, our values and beliefs, our actions and ideology, our environment and our role in society. But for a long time this has not been true because society tends to judge and identify people based on their physical features such as our looks, gender, ethnic background, religion, and so on. Therefore, many people do not create their own identity as they allow society to form it for them. Many are comfortable when people do not judge them harshly so they turn to what society wants to see out of them which makes them who they are not. From my own personal experience, I care about my identity and what others think of me. I often try to present myself in a pleasurable manner by being nice to others and playing my role in society the best I can. One’s identity determines how they will be judged or treated in many cases.
This is created by many factors in our life that is often decided by the expectations of others around us.In the true nonfiction story, Little Princes, by Conor Grennan wants to volunteer at an orphanage in Nepal for his own benefits such as bragging rights, forming a “fake” identity as he not truly committed to the cause but rather for himself. As he gets to know the children more and more, he enjoys them and begins to have a growing love for them.
Conor eventually out of his own will goes on a mission to find seven kidnapped children and bring them back to the orphanage. Conor Grennan develops his identity as a selfless father-like figure to the kids. Through his actions, he, an educated man with many resources, used his own power for good. In the end, Grennan used his powers in a way that was helpful to the children he loved forming his identity.