The Valpo Core Reader


Paul Dunbar

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Definition Essay

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Many a person has asked, "Who is the real me?" Frequently, confused adolescents will ask this question as they wonder about their identities. As a member of this group, I too have wondered and been confronted by uncertainties. In fact, I have almost avoided the difficult question because I did not feel I was ready to tackle such self-examination. But now in reading William Gaylin's essay entitled "What You See Is the Real You," I am prompted to examine the question and deal with it.