Reflective Essay On Dorm Room

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I think that my dorm room is a representation of my front-stage behavior. This is the case because although it is my room, I share it with a friend, and although it is our room, we often have other people in it with us. Dorm rooms are a space in which friends can gather for a party, to study together, or even to watch this week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy. It is more of a public space than a private space in which I can be alone. I keep my dorm room in a manner in which I would publically display; it is neat, it is decorated with things that I enjoy, and it isn’t something that I feel I need to hide and keep only to myself. Because my dorm room is my “home away from home,” I felt as though it was important to decorate and make it as homey …show more content…
For example, I am expected to behave like a daughter and a sister would. I am not in the more professional “good student” role, but I am also not in the very casual “college weekend” role either. I would say this role that I play at home is somewhere in the middle. I am expected to be a good sister to my siblings which includes being a good role model, spending time with them, attending their sporting events, etc. and I am also expected to be a good daughter in my parent’s home which could include, letting them know when I leave and where I am going, picking up my siblings from sports practices, not staying out until all hours of the morning, helping out with various tasks if need be, etc. Because this was the script that I have had for the majority of my life and because I am someone who values my own family so much, I feel as though I fit this role of a daughter/sister very …show more content…
I am still the same person with the same values and beliefs and morals, I just know that on certain stages with particular audiences there is a more appropriate way to act and that this will vary stage by stage. I have learned through positive and negative sanctioning what I can and cannot say at home without reprimand, I have also learned what I should and should not do as well as what I should wear or should not wear. I am deliberately portraying myself in a way that is true to who I really am, but also in a way that is sensitive to my audience and their beliefs and

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