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Everyone has his or her own identity Identity tells people of who you are and what you are For the past several decades people HAVE TENDED TO DENY their ETHNIC identity of their ethnic but identity is inevitable part of life in all societies Identity is unperceivable because it can easily identified in this modern world today In Bernard Malamuds story The German Refugee and Arthur Millers play Incident at Vichy TELL ABOUT PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCE IDENTITY CHECKS and SHOW how does identity GETS between us in life and how did THESE PEOPLE overcame with the difficulties In Malamuds story Oskar Gassner was a Berlin critic and journalist WHO escaped from GERMANY to the United States to serve as a lecturer BECAUSE HE HAD DIFFICULTY writing and speaking English was his problem IT WAS HARD FOR HIM to convey his knowledge to the people in the United States His life had pushed him HE WAS FORCED to learn English because his job required him to write a speech in English in a short time Therefore The story relates HOW HE LEARNED English with his tutor There were times that Oskar wanted to give up but he changed his mind However even though Oskar achieved his GOAL he committed suicide for self-punishment in the end because He regretted leaving his wife in GERMANY and now he found out that his wife HAD BEEN killed by the Nazis because she HAD converted to Judaism Language is a form of identity to Oskar Without knowing any English in the United States HE could not get him anywhere Oskar could not express himself well and would not be WAS NOT able to identify himself with the IN CONVERSATIONS WITH people Language is a way to deal with people in the world and language is everything AN IMPORTANT PART of who you are and what you are In Malamuds story Oskar showed a national identity He
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