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For example, in the essay “Two Ways to Belong in America” by Bharati Mukherjee in paragraph 6 it says “by choosing a husband who was not my father’s selection, I was opting for fluidity”. What this explains is the person that’s disobeying her culture, which she switched to another culture. By letting her personal experiences make her decisions in her life, and doing what is right for her. The author
The need to conform is a vital part in an individual 's behavior. The communities in which surround everyone’s lives has a funny way of making individuals give up crucial parts of themselves to “fit in with the crowd.” Funny in Farsi is a memoir written by Firoozeh Dumas in which she talks about the experiences and challenges she faced as an Iranian American. Dumas, the author of Funny in Farsi, states that in order to fully assimilate into an unfamiliar community, sometimes one may have to give up parts of their own identity to fully achieve full integration into their newfound community. Firoozeh emigrated to America with many cultural difficulties, but one of the most inconvenient (according to Dumas) was her name. Her mother gave her the name and in Persian it means “Turquoise” , but in America Firoozeh means “Unpronounceable” (63).
the “TED Talks” video proves this. In the video, a journalist, Courtney Martin, discusses how the American Dream changed for our generation. She believes that the newer generation’s “dream” is based on relationships, helping the community, and contentment. It is less about the financial income and more about relationships. Courtney
Brad Henry, a politician, once claimed that “Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” Henry means to say that someone with a family will be motivated to take action to improve their own situation for the sake of themselves and their family. In Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Stowe focuses on the idea of family, which was an evident theme in the aforementioned quote, and how the institution of slavery affects it. Stowe changes the point of view many times throughout her novel to show the reader under what circumstances she believes that one’s family can truly influence the actions of a character. In her novel, Stowe uses dialogue to maintain that family is only a motivator of action when there is a possibility of enslavement to criticize how slavery leads to the lost of family values.
Diana George, a successful writer, and Professor of English at Virginia Tech Polytechnic Institute and State University wrote a textual analysis on the following Bell Hooks quote: “Constructively changing the ways the poor are represented in every aspect of life is one progressive intervention that can challenge everyone to look at the face of poverty and not turn away.” (675) George argues that the nonprofit organization Habitat for Humanity’s strategy of representing the poverty in order to receive donations and volunteers requires an adjustment, and is inadvertently impairing their cause as opposed to aiding (676). She goes on to say that she is not condemning the remarkable achievements they have produced and is simply bringing light to
In this essay I looked over and analyzed several texts such as speeches, articles, stories, and poems which represents the American vision and what it really means to be an American. To me the American voice signifies the people who have at one point had ability to become something and actually be successful dispute their race, gender and poverty; In other words their background. To Me being an American is a privilege and a blessing, I live in country where I actually have the opportunity to shape my future the way I want it despite of my background unlike many 3rd world countries in this world. To me the best representations for the American voice signifies is a speech written by the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama which is from the 2004 Democratic National Convention and a poem written entitled "I, Too Sing America" by Langston Hughes Patrick Henry in his speech to the Virginia convention entitled "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death," the speaker describes how they (the people of the colonies) shall no longer tolerate the British and how they are in need of liberty or if not given, they shall take death as a substitute; thus "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death". Henry's purpose is to propose a change ; to be given liberty through the use of explanations and past remarks.
American literature is chocked full of values about the idea of individualism, where a person has the capacity to retain self identity, the notion that we are made up of many migrants, and messages that have a vocal outcry that equality isn’t always present in our country. Sandra Cisneros draw numerous values from American literature when growing up and, contains values that we learned in class. Classification of her work could possibly align under more traditional works, as she doesn’t break the mold against society normals with that of a modernist to postmodernist view. Perhaps a realist label classification would be appropriate. Formerly, In “Straw into Gold” the themes that were present was the discomfort of her fellow “Latino Host” expecting her to make tortillas from scratch.
I took the Disability IAT and Gender Career IAT, for I am pursing a bachelor in special education, and I wanted to confirm if I stereotyped women by associating them to family instead of career. For the Disability IAT I was surprised to find out that have a slight preference for abled persons over disabled persons. Based on the results of this IAT test, I would say that I am in the acceptance phase of the DMIS because I have the ability to recognize and appreciate the cultural difference between abled persons and disabled persons in my own terms, yet with a subtle preference for abled persons. I disagree with the results because I feel like I have subtle preference for disabled persons when it comes to helping them over the abled persons. I feel like disable
In this essay, "Why Literature Matters", author Dana Gioia sets up an argument about literature. Which she uses various ways to persuade her audience be in favor of her proposal; by showing statistic evidence, facts, and historical evidence, as well as some ironies, diction, and the appeals to reader's emotion. First of all, Gioia begins with strong appeals to reader's logos by clearly laying out the statistic source. For example, "According to the 2002 survey of Public Participation in the Arts, the reading population of the Americans is declining." In turn, is an attempt to point out the thesis statement and make the readers to think out about this topic wile reading through her essay.