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Idetntity and Its Meaning through Texts

Summary: The environment in which an individual grows up and the circumstances that occur within that environment play significant roles in influencing that individual's identity. Through Shakespeare's Henry IV Part 1 and the films Stand by Me and 8 Mile, we see three completely different environments in which the main characters function, each providing a unique insight into how an individual's identity is forged. All three stories help us to understand that identity involves more than simply how an individual is seen by himself/herself and by others.
An individual's sense of identity may be based on a number of factors which greatly influence them, such as their environment, nationality, religion, family or friends. There are also different circumstances that play a large part in one's identity. An individual who grows up in danger and threat and learns to fear is going to be vastly different from an individual who grows up in love and protection and learns of peace. The three texts I have chosen; Henry IV part 1, the film Stand by me and the film 8 Mile, each give us a different insight into identity and together they can inform us in our search for an understanding of identity.

My first text, Henry IV part 1, exemplifies how one's heritage builds an identity for them. In this book you are shown how young Prince Hal must change parts of his identity to...

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