The Sneetches and Other Stories
The Sneetches and Other Stories Identity Quotes Page 1
Quote #1 "[…] For I live by a rule / That I learned as a boy back in South-Going School. / Never budge! That's my rule. Never budge in the least!" (Zax.22-24)
A word of warning to the parents of the world: the things learned in school do shape our identities. Even the ridiculous rules. Scratch that—especially the ridiculous rules.
Quote #2 And they built it right over those two stubborn Zax / And left them there, standing un-budged in their tracks. (Zax.31-32)
It's not the responsibility of the people building the road to change the Zax's identity. They'll have to just do that on their own. One day… maybe.
Quote #3 Did I ever tell you that Mrs. McCave / Had twenty-three sons and she named them all Dave? (Daves.1-2)
The Daves share the same name. They even look the same. But the pictures of their various playtime games suggest they are anything but the same. It's one of those "actions not words" deals.