When growing up, one can second guess their beliefs and who they are. This usually happens when people are introduced to other ideas. This helps them create their own identity, and solidify who they are and their beliefs. This can lead to even more opinions in societies with more cultural syncretism which leads to clashing between religious and cultural ideals. In the novel “Bless me, Ultima”, Rudolfo Anaya uses the cultural and religious syncretism in the society of New Mexico to display juxtaposition between the Luna and Márez, as well as Catholicism and the Golden Carp, to help Antonio solidify and change his beliefs, displaying the consequences and results of cultural syncretism.
Although I was born in the United States, my family is from Puerto Rico (Kay, 2018). I was raised with many of the same cultural beliefs that were instilled in my parents as they grew up (Kay, 2018). Family and close friends take priority and are extremely important (Kay, 2018). Respect and trust are paramount within the family unit (Kay, 2018). What is the normal family unit like?
After getting to know the native’s Amerigo and his men were told something terrifying. From an island distant about 100 leagues, there was a tribe coming and terrorizing their civilization. The tribe would come and slaughter, kidnap, and enslave their people. So much trust was put into Amerigo and his men, just for being kind towards them. The natives
Miner explains that these medicine men "have an imposing temple or latispso" in every community. The latispso is another word for hospital. Miner continues to explain the various reasons the people go to latispso ceremonies when they are very ill. He makes the ritual seem like it is either a traumatic or positive experience, depending on what needs to be done at the latispso. 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).
There are many similarities in the stories Hotel Rwanda and Night. For example, Eliezer and Paul are both protagonists that try to protect the people they love, such as their family members and people they know. The main characters loved ones are targeted to be killed due to their race, as one of the many reasons why the genocide began. In Night, Eliezer struggles to help his father during the time of his illness while in Hotel Rwanda, Paul bribes the general of the Rwandan army with large sums of money in exchange of the survival of his family and neighbors. Each character faces threats of being killed if they continue their acts of helping their loved ones.Another example is the classification of the races during both genocides.
Aeneas was also outraged because Turnus had killed Pallas, whom was entrusted to Aeneas’ care and guidance. Aeneas’ had plenty of motivation for wanting to fight Turnus, but being a fearsome warrior he wanted peace. He wanted both nations to be able to leave this fight in ceasefire as he asked the gods when praying beforehand. After both sides had prayed and the sacrifice had been made finalizing their pact, Aeneas and Turnus were ready
As studied by Janet Siskind, the American Thanksgiving celebration is actually a very detailed ritual that contains many symbols. Similar to other rituals, the holiday reinforces certain social structures and “…reaffirms values and assumptions about cultural and social unity, about identity and history, about inclusion and exclusion” (168). The Thanksgiving ritual is centered around a return home, as people traveled from their urban homes back to their rural home to meet with their larger family. As a result, “the household became the site of ritual performance…” (175). The goal of the Thanksgiving ritual was to reaffirm the family and renew traditional ties, especially as more people had started moving into the cities around the time that the holiday became popular in the United States (176).
While knowing their characteristics they should also know how to interact with Native Americans as well since their culture is a lot different than ours, we want to make sure that we don’t disrespect them. Our healthcare providers would impact Native Americans and healthcare by showing them that we respect them and want to be there to help them anyways that we can so
5 & 7), in which tribal leaders, elders, or master cutter make the scars. Both genders can contribute to this ceremony (Scarification: Ancient Body Art Leaving New Marks, para. 7). Though important figures weren’t determined, uncles of the contributor are usually the one who inflict the wounds so that the mother’s blood is spilt back to her (Making Boys Into Men, para. 23).
Because this is written as a father to his son, credibility is gained. Fathers want what is best for their children, and this is clearly evident throughout this article. "I think it may be time for me to send you a few thoughts about money and how to make sure you continue to having the standard of living you have come to love so much." He is going to tell his son, someone he loves, how to sustain a sufficient standard of living. The writer includes this to further his credibility.