Deadly identities by amin maalouf

In many occurrences I worry that I am misfit in this world and I do not belong to any cultural group, I sometimes feel I was never fully accepted by either ethnicity, due to my mixture of races.

Following what the writer said in the above quote, I undoubtedly believe that we, deadly identities, have exceedingly worthy responsibilities to resolve or to smoothen out the continuous clash between ethnical and religious oppositions.

It can produce acceptance, respect or fear. For many, then, the dilemma this often creates is a choice between a complete loss or a vigorous assertion of traditional identities—between the disintegration of identity and fundamentalism. Unfortunately, labeling has become a common trend that we perform subconsciously.

All we can do is embrace, the diversity that our identity contains. Maalouf offers several interpretations of complex identity. One is the idea of a limiting concept: Most people expect us to have a "Fundamental Belonging" where your utmost loyalty lays. The Illusion of Destiny.

Such conflicts have become more common in the age of globalization, Maalouf believes, because of an everaccelerating intermingling between peoples. Why, you like being a terrorist? What I realized though, not too long ago in my adventure to defining my identity, is that my inner struggle was that I failed to comprehend that my identity was not compulsorily prioritized by our nationality and religion, but by my beliefs, hobbies, religion, influences and everything that has formed my life.

Depending on how we utilize it. My fear is that I know there are many others that are going through this same situation and that still suppose that they have to forcibly choose a society over the other which causes bigger conflicts.

Conclusively, identity can result in more things just danger.

Summary of “Deadly Identities”

Here are some examples where dual identities can be dangerous starting from a national all the way to an international scale. It is not fair to judge one based on his or her color, ethnicity and religion.

This loyalty must be to a religious belief, colt, tribe or political cause. The meaning of identity here is that of social identity, which results from our identification with others in social groups according to shared religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, occupation, place of residence, and so forth.

Identities, Deadly

Sometimes people can react very violently and can result in someone getting hurt or even killed. Their understanding of what it means to be an individual contrasts with the view in much of social science that takes individuals to be unconsciously responsive to a variety of motives, drives, and desires.

This outlook is what Maalouf identifies as dangerous. Being the stubborn person I am I reacted by shouting at him and we ended up in an argument. Now this is a not a dangerous experience, but it could be if I was questioned in a more dangerous environment other than a job interview.

Maalouf, a native Lebanese and a French citizen for 22 years, believes that a man should "embrace his different identities though he may be viewed as a traitor like Rhine -Turk born but German in upbringing- who cannot assume both identities freely". Like Maalouf said about the role people with deadly identities have: I believe that his allegation on "Manufacturing Slaughterers" is true, because making people confine certain aspects of their character could drive any sane man crazy.

Deadly Identities By Amin Maalouf

Davis Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. I being half Philippino half Lebanese grew up in Lebanon with people pushing me to be more Questioning a dual identity of their true identity could cause them danger, socially, based on their answer.

This is why I indeed, agree with Mr.“Deadly identities” is the literal translation of the title of Amin Maalouf’s nonfiction Les identités meurtrières (), which examines the issues and problems surrounding individuals having multiple social identities.

Maalouf (b. ) is a Lebanese-born Catholic Arab novelist who has. Summary of “Deadly Identities” Amin Maalouf in “Deadly Identities,” () rejects the human tendency to believe in having one fixed identity and argues that we need to think of identity as composed of different components that should be claimed all.

He begins his article by describing how his immigration has led to the constant questioning. Deadly Identities The book called Deadly Identities was published by Amin Maalouf. He was born in Beirut at 25 February He was originally from Lebanese. On Identity [Amin Maalouf] The German title of the book is "Murderous Identities" which reflects the intentions of the author even more clearly.

Mr. Maalouf, as a Christian and an emigrant from Lebanon, living in France since many years, is an intermediary, who critically views both sides - the modern western world and the more traditional /5(6).

I want to try and understand why so many people commit crimes in the name of identity,” writes Amin Maalouf. Identity is the crucible out of which we come: our background, our race, our gender, our tribal affiliations, our religion (or lack thereof), all go into making up who we are.4/5(42).

In the text, Deadly Identities, by Lebanese writer, Amin Maalouf, the writer explains his way of defining one’s identity and writes to all people having deadly identities, not to force others to label their identities, if they have been raised by two violently opposed cultures - Deadly Identities introduction.

Deadly Identities

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Deadly identities by amin maalouf
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