Charles Blow Becoming A Black Man English Essay

553 words - 3 pages

Jaamyr Thompson
Professor Mary Hoeffel
English 98
Essay 4
1st November 2017
Charles Blow came to understand about his sexual identity that what he is bisexual and he cannot change it. He came to terms with that when he was on his way to kill Chester when he can’t blame Chester for what he is, Like he said’’ The mark Chester’s betrayal had left on my life was likely permanent, but blaming him for the whole of the difference in my peculiar sexual identity. From what I have learn reading the last chapters book about charles though his memoir Charles learned that when you are not yourself and you are trying to be someone you’re not, you become a faceless person with no identity. It’s hard for you to be yourself especially around the time charles was growing up where being different is a terrible thing. Those are the people that want to shut you down and make you feel bad about yourself. And it makes You just want to follow the other person and become just like them, but that takes away your identity. It’s about loving yourself for who you are and that’s what most people cannot do. Like Charles said’’ I had spent my whole life trying to fit in, but it would take the rest of my life to realize some people are just meant to stand out. I would have to learn to accept myself joyfully and fully. I would slowly learn to allow myself to follow attraction and curiosity wherever they might lead. I would grant myself latitude to explore the whole of me so that I could find the edge of me...

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