ANSWERS.docx - 1 The persona’s traits reveal that he is an ordinary man with similar interests to that of white skin However he questions his identity

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1. The persona’s traits reveal that he is an ordinary man with similar interests to that of white skin. However, he questions his identity as a colored man, as he shares interests as white people (line 27). He recognizes his identity and he believes that everyone is a part of everyone that they all have a role to play in one’s identity. 2. In lines 39-40, the persona uses these descriptions to contrast his identity to the identity of the instructor. The recognition of the instructor’s identity ultimately leads to the realization that his identity and position—in the class structure— have varying degrees of freedom. He describes being ‘white’ as being ‘more free,’ an insight to his awareness of being ‘less free’ due to racial discrimination. He is faced with the reality that white people can do more than he due to the freedom that is given to them. 3. The persona is given the idea of writing something that is ‘true’ and alongside this,
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