“Alter Ego”

What does it mean to have an alter ego? Possibilities range from the ordinary, everyday “face” we put on when out in public, to the melodramatic secret identities of spies and superheroes–not to mention real-life undercover officers. What do you think of when you hear the term? How might you explore the concept of an alter ego in story or essay? How might having an alter ego affect a person?

Click through the thumbnail below for further inspiration if you like, in the form of an amazing photograph by Jiri “Bernie” Bernovsky:

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