Masks and the question of identity: An examination of multiple identities in Smith’s Ginette (1980) ,Charter’s Crossing the Boundary Fence(1988), Partridge’s to Breathe and Wait(1986).

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Abstract

This research examines the representation of multiple identities in literary texts through an

analysis of Crossing the Boundary Fence by Patricia Charter (1988), To Breathe and Wait by

Nancy Partridge (1986) and Ginette by Sylvia S Bond (1980). Multiple identities manifest

themselves in everyday life as we know it. The question of how identity changes, at what

point and with what effect, have long been overlooked. In prose writing, the author is

oftentimes unaware of the voice or voices given to their characters through language use.

These voices act as masks worn during a particular conversation with which a literary

character is able to reflect and refract a particular identity. The identities transcend,

antagonise and work together to produce a desired, conversational outcome and this can be

referred to as the desired mask. Texts written during the liberation struggle are ideal in

producing evidence of these masks across age, culture, race and ethnic groups. The texts help

bring out a lot of conflicting situations and the language that is evident of multiplicity in

human identity.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). Masks and the question of identity: An examination of multiple identities in Smith’s Ginette (1980) ,Charter’s Crossing the Boundary Fence(1988), Partridge’s to Breathe and Wait(1986).. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 16, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/masks-and-the-question-of-identity-an-examination-of-multiple-identities-in-smith-s-ginette-1980-charter-s-crossing-the-boundary-fence-1988-partridge-s-to-breathe-and-wait-1986

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "Masks and the question of identity: An examination of multiple identities in Smith’s Ginette (1980) ,Charter’s Crossing the Boundary Fence(1988), Partridge’s to Breathe and Wait(1986)." Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 04 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/masks-and-the-question-of-identity-an-examination-of-multiple-identities-in-smith-s-ginette-1980-charter-s-crossing-the-boundary-fence-1988-partridge-s-to-breathe-and-wait-1986 . Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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Research, SSA. "Masks and the question of identity: An examination of multiple identities in Smith’s Ginette (1980) ,Charter’s Crossing the Boundary Fence(1988), Partridge’s to Breathe and Wait(1986).". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 04 May. 2021. Web. 16 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/masks-and-the-question-of-identity-an-examination-of-multiple-identities-in-smith-s-ginette-1980-charter-s-crossing-the-boundary-fence-1988-partridge-s-to-breathe-and-wait-1986 >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "Masks and the question of identity: An examination of multiple identities in Smith’s Ginette (1980) ,Charter’s Crossing the Boundary Fence(1988), Partridge’s to Breathe and Wait(1986)." Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 16, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/masks-and-the-question-of-identity-an-examination-of-multiple-identities-in-smith-s-ginette-1980-charter-s-crossing-the-boundary-fence-1988-partridge-s-to-breathe-and-wait-1986