Quotes for "The Struggle for Identity"

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"So what's it going to be then, eh?" -
Autonomy, free will, removal of choice, authenticity, rhetorical question
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"Shug act more manly than most men"
Gender neutral traits, restrictions, fixed gender roles=useless
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"Pillars hold things up, and salt keeps things clean, but it's a poor exchange for losing your self...they don't survive, because two realities are claiming them"
Living in the past, Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot and Ruth, metaphore for homosexuality, reinvention in present but can't live in past, cathartic
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"I'm a Jew... I'm small... I'm homosexual... and I live in Sheffield... I'm ******."
Hopeless, unification of traits, homosexuality, oppression prevades history and the effects culminate in mundane teenager
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"I thought God would speak to me directly. But of course he knew I was a woman"
Deeply seated patriarchy, connection to god
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Angie: I put on this dress to kill my mother Kit: I supposed you thought you'd do it with a brick
Wants to be like Joyce, given up to persue career, motherhood, sacrifice, stichomythia
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"[M]y manhood is cast//Down in the flood of remembrance, I weep like a child for the past"
Responsibilities and burdens of adulthood, boys don't cry, blissful ignorance
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"I bathed...built...looked...heard...I’ve known rivers"
Anaphora, historical proof of belonging,definitive connection between people of his race and the rest of human civilisation,birthplace of civillisation, african kingdoms flourished along the congo, death vs immortality, transcendence
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"she was Anorexia's true daughter, a slip//of a girl"
Capitilisation (pronoun), euphemistic title, reflects innocence and normality of intention (diet) in society, endearing "daugther", comfort in abilty to control, all consuming, enjambement- tense, reflects how she is on the brink of death
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Gender neutral traits, restrictions, fixed gender roles=useless

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"Shug act more manly than most men"

Card 3

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Living in the past, Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot and Ruth, metaphore for homosexuality, reinvention in present but can't live in past, cathartic

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Card 4

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Hopeless, unification of traits, homosexuality, oppression prevades history and the effects culminate in mundane teenager

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Card 5

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Deeply seated patriarchy, connection to god

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