Process Analysis on Work and Identity



Nevertheless, in this continuing struggle, we are being confronted with questions and options.&nbsp. Is it enough to leave a good name for a legacy, being merely needy?&nbsp. Or leave&nbsp.wealth&nbsp.for a legacy, yet nameless due to sham and shame? Are good works in search for the true meaning of life and a good name is all that matters? Rhetorical questions such as these, however,&nbsp.may be&nbsp.answered and even ignored or overlooked. but who cares nowadays?&nbsp. For our purpose, work here encompasses any mode of pre-occupation, job, profession, vocation, avocation, volunteering stints, with a “face value.”&nbsp. While we shall refer identity here to personhood, we shall likewise relate it with a good name, countenance, character, honour, and even to good reputation or individuation. &nbsp.The 5 pre-selected literary artists whose works are referenced as a synthesis to our essay are assimilated within the purview of the “self and society”.&nbsp. Five compelling literary&nbsp.artworks&nbsp.of prose and poetry signify the many faces of work for adults and children alike.&nbsp. How one&nbsp.view& as a gift, a competitive edge, a source of power and wealth for one’s noble or selfish ends.&nbsp. How the society through its law and commerce of men and women has considered land,&nbsp.labour, and capital as factors of production uplift and downcast the youth, children, and old workers, as well as the retired, the sick, and the aged—before, during, and after their respective work stints.&nbsp. These dynamics and forces that come into play are&nbsp.manifestations&nbsp.of what a human is:&nbsp. to be developed or exploited? An individual, just like the society has a face, a body, as well as,&nbsp.artificial acts&nbsp.of men in the many facets of life and living.&nbsp. Just like a worker,&nbsp.society&nbsp.has to work in order to prolong its institutional mandates whether in the realm of local, national, and international communities. Both public and private institutions—being extensions of individuals, have their respective personalities and identities, as they work towards the goals, mission, vision, and values. How each or both&nbsp.see&nbsp.the paradigm depends on one’s mind frame–call it attitude or character. We take note, that character in&nbsp.To be of Use&nbsp.(Piercy verses 18-26)