Essay on What Does Identity Tell Us About Someone?

1104 Words Nov 12th, 2015 null Page
What does identity tell us about someone? Can they be identified without having an identity? In my opinion, identity is not something that identifies our race, gender or sexuality. I believe that when identifying someone, it comes within that person, meaning you identify someone by their thoughts and actions. Not everyone has their own identity because they can be someone who follows another person’s footsteps, but that identification technically does not belong to them. For example, I read a short essay titled “Our Secret” written by Susan Griffin, who is a feminist writer. Her essay revolves around the connectivity between human beings and how they are connected whether they are strangers, or even friends of friend. Griffin’s essay mainly focuses on Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Nazi Secret Police. She connects herself with Himmler even though they are not related. Going on about Heinrich Himmler, he is someone who doesn’t necessarily have an identity based on the fact that “he does not exist without his father.” (243). Having an identity does not mean being a certain race or born as a certain gender, but to identify a person by their thoughts and actions. When I was young, I was taught to follow the rules, never disobey adults and do as they are told, because in their minds, adults are always correct but of course, they just want what’s best for their child. I somewhat lived in Himmler’s shoes because he had to do everything his father told him to do and he followed…

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