During English, we watched an episode of Fry’s Planet World, which was called Identity. It talked all about theses different places and countries and how there are so many accents and languages that make you who you are.
In my opinion, your language or accent is part of your identity. If you had a Spanish accent, for example, and someone took it away, it would be as if you weren’t yourself anymore because you and everyone else around you knew you with a Spanish accent.
I think that language can be really exclusive or really inclusive. For example, in the video they were talking about how the French government didn’t want any other languages in France except for French, so they tried to ban all the other languages that lived in France. That shows that it can be really exclusive. But it can also be inclusive because if you speak the same language as someone else, you automatically connect because you can communicate in more ways than one and both of you would have lived the life as someone who can speak this particular language, so you could relate to each other. That kind of shows that languages can bring people together.
I think the one thing that everyone in every one of my classes has in common is that we are all different, and that brings us together and helps shape our class.