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comm469y the namesake

comm469y the namesake - Jennifer Gutman Comm 469Y December...

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Jennifer Gutman Comm 469Y December 2, 2009 In “The Namesake”, the main character, Gogel, deals with a very tasking struggle of finding his identity. He experiences a lot of pressures from his social, familial, and cultural background, but it is up to him to search within himself to find who he truly is, and how he fits into the rest of the world. We learn that religion is an outlet through which a person can find who there are in relation to the rest of the physical and spiritual world. We see Gogel turn to religion in hopes of finding his identity. I found that identity was the most striking theme in the film. Every human cannot be defined by simply one aspect of their being such as their race, their culture, their education, or their sexual orientation. Humans are multi-faceted and constructed by an innumerable amount of aspects from their environment as well as their biology. It is how a person deals with and reconciles all of these different influences that formulates their identity. Ultimately, this
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