To put it simply, many people with arthritis might not even know they have it, because in their heads, they are seeing the old man and the old woman, and their constant ache clearly doesn’t compare to their suffering, so they continue with their daily lives, thinking they are just going to take some Advil or Tylenol and power on through it. For some people, this is just fine. They will get through their arthritis and it will correct itself as they take better care of themselves. For others, they will wonder why there is no end to the aches, and by time they finally get themselves to the doctor, damage has already been done and they can only hope for a little bit of relief instead of
I would not want to receive medical treatment at the latispso in the Nacirema culture because, according to children, "that is where you go to die" (Miner). In our society, we go to the hospital to get better. Our hospitals have the best equipment and specialists that can cure many diseases. The holy-mouth men are the dentists in the Nacirema society that help their patients as well. Miner writes that the holy-mouth men rituals "involve discomfort and pain" (Miner).
After reading “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” I believe the Nacirema are the Americans. First Nacirema is American spelled backwards. I also think it is America because it said “North American group living… Little is known of their origin, al- though tradition states that they came from the east.” I also believe it is America because it said, “The focus of this activity is the human body, the appearance and health of which loom as a dominant concern in the ethos of the people.” Because there is very few countries that believe that you have to look perfect. For example, wearing makeup, perfectly white straight teeth, BMI, hairstyle, and the fashion. I also believe it is America because of a YouTube video I watch where two guys discussed the
Horace Miner, a American Anthropologist wrote an academic essay titled “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema.” In this article Miner described some of the bizarre rituals and practices of the “Nacirema” which the reader comes to find out that he is talking about North Americans. The way Miner goes into detail about how these people live makes them seem foreign. Thus making the norm for an American lifestyle seem odd because the certain type of lingo Miner uses to make this “tribe” more exotic then the actually are. His point in doing this is to show the reader how obnoxious anthropologist can be when they are explain a different culture. As a western civilization we are guilty of making other cultures seem strange and unrelatable by describing their culture in an exuberant way.
The medical equipment was scary to the immigrants because they were not familiar with them. Some thought that the American authorities were planning to harm them in the guise of medicine. For example, most of them were very unfamiliar with the x-ray machine. They thought that the machine was supposed to uncover what they had hidden under their garments and they were very defensive. Most of the immigrants had sown money under their garments and they thought that the authorities wanted to take the money
Monstrosity is a deceiving word that can cause society to act in a particular way blinding them from looking at the inner traits and rather focus on the physical traits. A person 's personality has now no longer defined whom they are but instead, their physical appearance has. For quite some time society have judged those who are any different and don’t meet the standard of normality and as a result, people tend to lash out of anger, leading many people to accept the fact that mankind is nothing but corrupted and evil. One of these people being Mary Shelley 's who shared her views on mankind in her novel Frankenstein, as she presents a creature that had been viewed as an abomination to society for its appearance and wrongdoings. However, these
If people want to feel powerful and controlling, they may be cruel to others to acquire more authority. In our world, many wish to have more power in their life, but do not know how to achieve it or are too afraid to obtain it. Those who do succeed, however, may accomplish their power in an unsuitable way. As witnessed in the book, many characters, such as Curley and Crooks, are ridiculed or discriminated for different reasons. Because of this, they both use their desperation for power against Lennie, viciously using him for their needs.
There are many barriers between people because of being discriminated based on appearance,wealth and popularity. In the story the Sneetches according to Theodor Geisel author of the Sneetches effectively illustrates that a person's appearance should not define them. According to the story of the Sneetches there is a huge barrier between the sneetches because some had stars and others didn't. Eventually sneetches were in a “”Terrible mess” (line 70). Truly the Sneetches without stars expressed themselves by acting out by going to fix it up chappie who was willing to help out the Sneetches if they payed for stars .
However, many times when wearing a mask can destroy your self identity and ruin trust with one another. Therefore, people should wear masks temporarily and know the right time to use them. Society struggles with the balance of this and when to reveal one’s true self. Most people today use masks to gain acceptance from one
However, the care worker may abuse this power and if a service user had unacceptable behaviour they may be punished rather than being told what their doing wrong, because most care workers complain about their salary, they choose not to do specific things as they complain about “not being paid enough for this” this can lead duty of care being appaling as they may leave individuals who may need support in changing leave them be in an uncomfortable situation for a long duration of time. Respect and Dignity can also be harshly discriminated as care homes may serve bacon to service users who are muslim which is forbidden,this can happen with individuals who have dementia as they may not remember their beliefs. In an old care home, most individuals are capable of doing activities individually, however if they are always helped , they can feel less in control and lack in free choice. When safeguarding is not properly practised people will feel unprotected making them lack sleep as they become frightened at night. When service users are not being treated properly they can become unhappy with the setting and eventually depressed lacking in self image and self