Analysis Of William Trevor's 'The Distant Past'

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Essentially, cultural encounters are interactions “among two or groups of people who in the use different social custom. And culturally competent treatment involves sensitivity to culture, race, social class, religion and gender. Cultural encounter declares to people the difference between wearing traditional clothing” and fashion address, also, shows the modern life style with the old social customs. At the following thesis in “The Distant Past” by William Trevor show extremely cultural encounter between the two Religious categories as Protestant and Catholics, Urban and rural, the older generation and new generation. Here there is some information about all these conflicts. " (Mozart v. Hawkins (2012). In “The Distant Past” recounts the life of the Middletons, a brother and sister who come from an old Protestant Irish family. on the other hand, they live in the Catholic part of Ireland. The author covers a period of the story as fifty years as Northern Ireland involves Catholic majority. Cultural encounter is presented here as (description of the tension between Protestant family and the Catholic residents. …show more content…

They stayed with their religion, although cruel feelings. So the result that they established a new life as religion and friends and they are getting rid of the old traditional which (they are still more a long time. The conflict refers to cultural encounter that gives the attention) in a short story. It may be external between characters against some outside force such as another person, nature, and society. Conflict may also be internal, happening within a character. "The Distant Past," is declared on the Middletons experience that made internal conflicts in their relationship to the values of the past. However, the majority of the conflicts is external. Some of them are between individual characters, while others involve division in the society at large. " (Dolores MacKenna

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