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Who in the world am I Ah thats the great puzzle states LewisCarroll There is a point in everyones life where they stop andquestion themselves Who am I What do I want to become not physicallybut emotionally Self discovery is achieving a state of contentment byknowing who you are In the novel Simon and the Oaks Simon Larssongoes on a path of self discovery trying to figuring out who he isDespite his dramatic and life changing events that have a frequentoccurrence he finally finds out who he is Simon and the Oaks teachesone that self discovery is finding ones identity standing up for onesbeliefs and accepting yourself for who you are The approach to finding out ones identity is a wiring path full ofchallenges limitations and an inner battle between themselves and thesociety The person who you are today is characterized by many thingslike ones family the past and the present Likewise Simon Larsson isa sensitive and intellectually only child who feels he doesnt quitefit in In particular being different can sometimes be a struggleSimons unawareness of his family background and that fact that he isadopted causes him to have an inner battle with himself throughout thestory because he was always different in his family Moreover if one isunaware of their biological family background it can cause manyconflicts towards ones personality and characteristics FurthermoreSimons interest is different from his foster parents which results manyconflicts in his life In addition Simons biological mother is Inga acousin of Erik and his father is a German-Jewish violinist and musicteacher Thus Simon discovers that most of his interests come from hisbiological father As a result all the confusion comes to an end andSimon finally discovers his true origins and why he was alwaysdifferent In conclusion the approach to finding out ones identity isoften determined through ones family background as one can mainlyrelate to their interests and characteristics It is important for every individual to stand up for their own
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