Analysis Of The Short Story 'Where Worlds Collide'

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Everyone has their own way they do things based on what they were taught and how they were raised. Sometimes our culture strongly informs the way we view others in the world. We show this through news feeds, videos, etc. By the things we do can look really rare and taboo to others. What one views normal, another may view it very disturbing and unethical. I am going to tell you about a couple short stories that shows the cultural differences and how it can impact a person's life. In the short story "Where Worlds Collide" by Pico Iyer, it's about an unspecified group of people. In the story it said that they stepped off the plane "Dazed, disoriented, heads still partly in the clouds, bodies still several time zones-or-centuries-away, and step into the promised land." It can be a slap in the face coming from one culture to another. By that they showed that the were really amazed by the United States culture. When the unspecified group of people hear the terminal announcements they probably feel really confused and overwhelmed. Also might have felt really overwhelmed from the bright light flashing and intoning people in the airport.…show more content…
A great example would be from the story "An Indian Father's Plea" By Robert Lake (Medicine Grizzlybear) they said Wind-Wolf was a slow learner because he said there was 13 months in a year. When he said that his teacher started to think he was a slow learner. But how can she say that when she doesn't know where he came from or what people thought him at his other school. I would say that you can not just label a person slow because what they have learned in their culture is different from what other people in another culture had learned. He may have learned different things as a kid but that doesn't mean that wind-wolf is a slower learner, it just means that he might not have learned the same things as other
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