Thor: Ragnarok and the Search for Self-Identity

“Darling, you have no idea what’s possible.”

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What is self-identity to a God? After all, they’re Gods. Their supreme sense of identity seems intrinsically embedded within their divine DNA. But in the Marvel film Thor: Ragnarok, directed by Taika Waititi, Thor runs a gruesome gauntlet of grief and trials that almost systematically strips him of any…