Poststructuralism is a concept that I haven’t had much exposure to, so I found this chapter extremely interesting. From my understanding, the poststructural theory helps define all the moving parts in an identity. Identity is significant because it is key to understanding how a person views the world and the future. I found the first vignette hard to read. I can’t imagine treating someone with that amount of disrespect and racism. The next part of the chapter moves into in relationship of identity and language learning. I thought the part about “rights to speech” and “power to impose reception” was really powerful. It explained that some speakers in some languages hold more attention and people are more likely to listen to them. I find myself falling for this “trap” sometimes. Overall, I found the chapter very interesting and captivating. It was accessible to someone who that hasn’t been exposed to poststructuralism and I appreciated that.