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Suppose one day you walk out of your managers office box in hand head held low walking towards your cubicle Thinking just minutes before you entered the managers office you were somebody you had a purpose to society and a job that needed to be filled You based your identity on your role in society But now jobless your self-esteem is at rock bottom you have nothing to do your identity had been shattered Maybe you base your life around your identity which keeps you sane you plea with the manager showing your good works and improvements to the company But still you werent able to convince your manager so you plunge out the 20-store building Some people would just move on and find another role in society in a something similar or completely different But there are those who are pessimistic and have to do this one specific job that they feel fulfills their life Once taken away from them their whole structure of a being falls apart shortly In the story The Non existent Knight Calvino creates two characters Agilulf and Torrismund with this type of identity Agilulf had no physical existence except for his voice Along with having no friends or family he felt being a knight is all that he could be to identify himself with everyone else It brings him to destruction at the end of the story because someone exposes him to be falsely recognized as a knight Torrismund case of identity was with his status in power and hierarchy Because he lost his ranking he ventures off looking for ways to satisfy his royal status Although he did not kill himself he did go through much effort to regain his royal self by any means Agilulfs goal was to serve and protect his country by following the code of knighthood He helped out in doing various tasks which were crucial to the war Provided food rations so
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