Quotes[ edit ] Man can do what he wills but he cannot will what he wills. It is the courage to make a clean breast of it in the face of every question that makes the philosopher. The old woman dies, the burden is lifted.
To be, or not to be, that is the question. Our identity including our self-imageis shaped by many factors and changes over time: Alongside our personal characteristics see also Our Different Identities, Personal Rolesour self-identity is also linked to our memory, yet our memories are not us - the sense of our self.
The more emotion invested into certain memories, the more they can become part of our identity - the narrative we tell about our self. We are multi-faceted beings. Some identities can trap us, limit us, put us in a box. The different identities we have can give us a sense of belongingwhat we connect tohow we affect other and they affect us.
We have many identities: Paradoxically we may gain a stronger sense of who we are because of our ability to be different when responding to different circumstances, adapting to situations, changes.
A crisis of identity may also point to deeper issues, also of an existential nature. And through the acknowledgement that we are more than these aspects, this "more than" may bring us up against our Self as we transcend our identifications. We dance around in a ring and suppose but the secret sits in the middle and knows.
Unsettled especially if we feel captured by the constrains of our visait can Suffering and identity in donne and as if we are a tourist in our native country or countyyet feel a foreigner, outsider or different in London, especially if we are not a native speaker and struggle with the nuances of the English language we may also find it difficult to make close friends with people we can relate toexperiencing homesickness, inner loneliness or alienation, no longer sure where our "home" now is and where we belong.
Lonely in a crowd at times, this may be very painful. We may be living in a country, which is not our own, missing or nostalgic for our own home country, even though we may have left for good reasons.
We may benefit from living in London, yet have forsaken so much, given up important things - even small things we have valued as well. We may have a love-hate relationship with London. Adjusting to living in London, it can be as if we are in some sort of culture shock.
We may experience living in London as claustrophobic, busy and noisy, seeking inner peace of mind. Lonely inside, "What am I doing here in London?
Some of us may experience family rifts, estrangements, inter-cultural, interracial issues. Whether to put our roots down in London do I, can I go back or want to move on to somewhere else may be a further question. We may have a grief or longing for what was - our friends, family and old, familiar ways of living.
If we are from abroad and living in London, we may also have a sense of rootlessness, especially if we have visa or passport restrictions. And our cultural or religious differences in our relationships may also be a cause of concern. Being rooted in London is one challenge, and another may be being rooted inside.
Feeling empty, we may keep ourself busy with distractionsturn to unhelpful habits or addictions. We may feel tired of constantly wearing masks - being what others want us to be it can be as if we are running on a treadmill. Our emptiness may also point to a lack of meaning, purposethe need to get back to our own essencebe in touch with our inner sanctuaryfeel solid, anchored, grounded or a sense of a spiritual voidexistential emptiness.
Self-love may also be absent. Some of us may struggle with lost sense of self, loss of identity, confusion with who we really are, which may be connected to codependencyfeeling dissociated.
When our personal identity or role is wrapped up in one specific area e. Alienating ourself from our Selfwe may have an internal working model or old template for how we are to be in the world, may be doing things automatically, which no longer works.
Walking our own pathputting trust in usbeing in touch with our home truths may matter to us, putting us in touch with closer sense of who we are see also Our Inner Strength, Inner Will - Being Internally Powerful, Personal Will, Personal Power, Personal Empowerment.
Others may have a sense of shame or betrayal. We have our own physical description, personality traits, social roles and how much we identify with these yet also may be in touch with a more abstract sense of our self - our humanity and questioning why we are here. This may bring us up against our existential self, querying if we are not the person we thought we were.
We may have certain fantasies about how to be in the world. Other untapped roles, aspects of us may have yet to be discovered. We may want to explore this further e. We may have put all our eggs into one basket, being wrapped up with a part of us at the exclusion of other unexplored aspects of us.
Exploring what self do we want to express through trial and error may be something we want to consider. Feeling and acting like different people at times - identity alteration, some may indicate dissociative experiences.
Also the labels we have given to ourselves or been given by others may be limiting us see The Negative, Judgemental, Critical Messages We Tell Ourself. When we categorise, put labels on us or others, they can get in the way of reality, ignoring that each of us are complex, more than our label.Mar 03, · The presentation of female identity is essential to Gothic literature.
Presenting women in a particular light can often have a profound effect upon a text, completely altering a reader’s interpretation. In the narrative poetry of John Keats, Angela Carter’s ‘The Bloody Chamber and Other Reviews: 5.
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