First of all, in “Fish Cheeks”, Amy Tan learns about her identity through the events of an awkward Christmas dinner. For instance, Amy has a crush on a boy named Robert. However, when Amy learns that his family is coming to dinner, she cries. During the dinner, she is embarrassed because of her loud and rude chinese relatives and the particular Chinese menu that her mother had prepared. She only realizes many years later that “For Christmas Eve that year, she had chosen all my favorite foods,” (1).
Another cultural difference Aurea found in America had to do with racism. She does not try and sugar coat the fact that Brazil definitely had its issues with racism. Yet still, the blatant racism and hostility toward immigrants that was so casually thrown around in America was a shock. Aurea herself never had much of an issue being a foreigner. However, she clearly saw the effects once she married her husband, a German immigrant name Michael.
In 1957 the media released certain events of inaccurate and incomplete events and photos. The Little Rock Nine traveled to Mr. and Mrs. Bates house. Mr. and Mrs. Bates were both mentors of the Little Rock Nine. LaNier said “we all uprooted from our homes and individual Thanksgiving celebrations, dressed in our Sunday’s best, and driven to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bates to participate in the made for television event” (LaNier 109). Mr. and Mrs. Bates decided to have dinner because of how he felt.
F.Scott Fitzgerald was one of the member of the “Lost Generation”. He wrote The Great Gatsby in April 1924. In 1917 Gatsby first met Daisy at Louisville and they fall in love instantly. But sadly Gatsby went to War, Daisy said she will wait for Gatsby but she was blind by the wealthiness of Tom and married him.After war, Gatsby tried to works as many jobs as he can become rich.Now he is a wealthy man who puts on all the parties and living the life of a luxury man. Every move he makes is to gain Daisy’s attention, to get her back.
Although sharing identical titles and depicting presumably interchangeable scenes, Thomas Nast and G.F. Keller’s political cartoons, Uncle Sam’s Thanksgiving Dinner, illustrate the East and West coast’s contradictory opinions toward the prevailing issues of immigration and its relation to their differing views of the immigrants’ social status, specifically in regards to the Chinese. Written four years after the conclusion of the Civil War and heavily published in the prominent political magazine, Harper’s Weekly, Nast’s cartoon portrays a simple binary of race consisting of an in-group and out-group, with the Chinese as members of the out-group, in reality but incorporated into the national body in Nast’s idealistic depiction. In contrast, Keller’s image, published eight years later in
Over the course of history, the way America perceives immigration has changed significantly. The immigration of non-white peoples during the late 1800s became a significant part of American history. People came from various parts of the world came to find better jobs to support their family. The cartoon “Uncle Sam’s Thanksgiving Dinner”, originally by Thomas Nast in 1869 and later parodied by G.F. Keller in 1877, depicts a meal shared between the different races of America. Both cartoons utilize symbolism to convey very opposing perspectives regarding immigration during the late 1800s.
The mindset for marriage in the 1920’s was that only people in the same class should marry each other. Hence, the way Tom and Daisy are always together as one type of person. “You mean to say you don 't know? said Miss Baker, honestly surprised. I thought everybody knew.” (The Great Gatsby 15) During dinner, Tom receives a phone call from his mistress.
Arranged Marriage; It’s So 16th Century Arranged marriage is a fairly controversial subject, but how is it linked to Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’? As much as even the most cultured person would like to think arranged marriage is in the past, there are still many cultures and countries today that consider this a tradition. It just so happened that on a beautiful, sunny Wednesday last week, I was scrolling through my news feed. Instantly, an article titled ‘Forced Marriage’ grabbed my attention. This news article reported that unbeknownst to a vulnerable young girl from South Asia, her wicked parents had made the decision to arrange a marriage with her male cousin.
These three films all depict the family in Confucius belief that struggles with modernity. In an American perspective, The Wedding Banquet ‘s central character, Wai-Tung, a naturalized Taiwanese young man living in New York, sees his parents’ culture and values as foreign to his own belief. From New York Times, Stephan Holden wrote,’ Wai Tung is a culturally divided soul. His American half is a dapper
Jay Gatsby is one of the major characters, he symbolizes the American dream; as he started small and became the Great Gatsby whose parties and wealth are a part of everyday gossip in East Egg. At first "his parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people—his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all" (The Great Gatsby 105). As for the Buchanans; Daisy was a spoiled rich girl who left Gatsby, at the end, for a more stable life with her husband and his money. " 'her voice is full of money ', he said suddenly" (The Great Gatsby 128), here Gatsby states that she is extremely wealthy that her voice was full of money, and throughout the novel, Fitzgerald praises her movements, her sweetness and tenderness. Unlike Daisy, Tom is rather rough man with "a hard mouth and a supercilious manner" (The Great Gatsby 9) and together the couple was powerful, spending the money they never