Identity is, according to the dictionary, “the fact of being who or what a person or thing is.” To someone, an identity can change someone’s life or an act that one puts up. “Receding Past, Advancing Future” by Kenneth Lee is about a struggle of identity within oneself. The author has struggled with his identity for a long time, whether being Asian or American. On the subject of identity, I chose this topic because I live with two different heritages, Vietnamese and Chinese. Now that I came to America, I feel conflicted with having another culture to learn and keep up.
I found Kenneth Lee’s autobiography interesting when he said, “For years I had ignored my own heritage, trying to blend into the white world that surrounded me… I was