Who Am I?

Taylor Siebel
Mrs.Mckenize
October 14, 2013

Who Am I?

Being a teenager in this day in age is rough. The images of how were suppose to look or act is swamping social media every day. It's hard to stick to one personality when trying to fit in. It is not always just social Media's expectations we feel we must live up to, it is also cultural standards. Some cultures see American culture as an insult. We are more freely open about how we act. Imagine how hard it must be for a person living in American trying to relate to her native people.
Learning who you are sometimes is quit scary. We can know very little about our back ground but never branch into learning it. Me, I'm Italian, ...

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would push me to learn more about my heritage. I know my American life, and who I am as an American, but I could not tell you the first thing about my culture. We also see this in the short story La Gringuita. Our character lives in American but is travelling this summer to Puerto Rico to learn more about her ethnical background. On p 70 the narrator says "But I can't help thinking that in part, Utcho and Betty treated me like a ten-year old because I talked like a ten- year old in my halting." Because her Spanish was at a ten-year old level she felt she was being treated as that age in fault for not knowing Spanish. In my family I did not have a language problem because my family always spoke English when not referring to special dishes. The narrator's family felt that it was important for her to learn the language because it was a part of her she didn't know to the fullest. Just like with my family they suffocated me with German traditions that I could have passed down from ...

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