In a personal narrative, an author describes her move from a busy city to a rural farm. which she appreciates the change of pace in her daily life, she also realizes that the isolation can be lonely. she questions her role now that she is no longer climbing the corporate ladder and explores different ways to find fulfillment.
what two topics does this narrative most clearly address?
a. solitude and persevering under pressure
b. cultural beliefs and personal growth
c. personal identity and societal expectations
d. acceptance and fear of the unknown
C. Personal identity and societal expectations
Personal identity is addressed in this narrative when the character, who completely changed the environment to which he was previously inserted, questions his role in society. Before, she lived in the corportive world and had certain responsibilities of that environment, but now she lives in an isolated, completely different place.
In the same way, realizing that she should seek new forms of satisfaction, now in a solitary environment, she raises expectations about the different forms of life that can be expected from society.
so what i read it
c is a symbol. when bernice gets her hair cut, it is the authors way of showing the affects and demands of pier pressure and the over-all attitudes of people at the time.