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Brittany Miller
Identity Essay
Jones
November 7th, 2012
“We know what we are, but not what we may be” (William Shakespeare). Identity is something that people create for themselves. They are born with certain characteristics, but they can create their own identity. An example of how a person can loose their identity is shown by Elie throughout the book Night. On the other hand, Taylor Swift is a massive star, but she stays true to her identity throughout her career. An example of how a person can change their identity is shown by Michael Oher from The Blind Side. Here, he was able to have his identity changed for the better with the help of a woman and her family. The book Night tells the story of a young boy name Elie, who experiences the Holocaust first hand and looses his identity because of it. In the beginning of the book, Elie is very religious and has a strong connection to his God. He does not understand why God allows all the innocent Jews to be killed. Elie's identity was wrapped up in his faith, and as he lost that, his identity crumbled. When the Holocaust was over, he was a changed person. He experienced the most extreme case of inhumanity and that changed his identity forever. Taylor Swift is a famous singer, songwriter and musician. However, she was not always this popular. In school when she was younger, she was made fun of a lot for having such a big dream of being a country music star. When this dream became a reality, people questioned if she would stay true to herself and her beliefs. Obviously, she has; she does not let fame go to her head, and that makes her a true inspiration for the younger generation. Many stars feel like they have to change their identity to get people to like them, but Taylor Swift has proved that you do not have to change who you are. She still has the same innocent and bubbly identity that she had when she released her first album in 2006. One of the most inspirational movies that many people have seen was The...
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