There are times when people inevitably lose their own identities due to the unavoidable influences of the cultures and environments. For many years, a lot of people particularly children, constantly formed and shaped their own beings by learning and encountering the foundation of their own tradition that has been transferred from one generation to another including beliefs, spoken language or symbols. These values support people to develop their ideal self-concept and behaviors. Garnet, the protagonist of the novel shows the importance of tradition and storytelling when it comes to define the identity.
The novel, Keeper’ n Me by Richard Wagamese depicts how culture can play significant role in supporting individual’s self-concept, emotional and social skill, and self-esteem.