Identity Essay Examples
Listen to individual songs by your favorite artists and pay attention to how the lyrics convey who they are as a person and how they use the melody to arouse particular feelings.
The next step is to determine where you fit into the never-ending story that music provides.
You can draw upon aspects of your life, whether it be family, love, or religion; particular events in your life that you feel have shaped who you are today; or even current events that you are passionate about and feel need more awareness (equality, war).
One way that we can find our musical identity is by drawing upon the artists and composers whose styles have influenced us the most, and by identifying what qualities they have that make their style unique and satisfying.
There is a reason why musicians are often asked during interviews to list their biggest musical influences; artists often draw upon music of the past and build upon it in order to recreate or add to something that they already consider beautiful.
Language is closely related to one’s identity, Baldwin even mentions that language can sometimes reveal the speakers origins and could force out a lot about a particular person, it could give out how you were raised, your self-esteem and confidence and your income for example, a lot of which is tied to one’s identity.
To say language defines us completely is wrong and I personally think no one should judge others based on the language they speak only, you should never be able to predict one’s income or how they were raised based on the language they speak. I may have experienced this when I lived in Virginia back when I was a sixth grader and didn’t know much English, some classmates assumed that I was a bad student academically just because I had poor or below average grades in my English and spelling classes.