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The Color of Water by James McBride

Summary: Identity is a mixture of everything you associate yourself with and what you think about yourself. In his memoir The Color of Water, James McBride described his internal conflict with his own identity and his efforts to fit in. However, identity is how you categorize yourself, not how others or society as a whole categorize you.
Color Of Water

The definition of identity in Webster's dictionary is, "the collective aspect of the set of characteristics by which a thing is definitively recognizable or known." That is the politically correct definition of identity. To many people such as myself it is much, much more then what is stated in the dictionary. Identity is what you see yourself as and what your perception of, "self is. It is a mixture of everything you associate yourself with and what you think about yourself. Friends, acquaintances, adults, any one that in some way affects your life and also the choices you make in life has a large affect on your identity.

Society can also influence how you see your "self." Many people with a high paying job such as a CEO of a company, a doctor or a lawyer might think they are sophisticated because they have money...

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