First of all, culture can be defined as practices between people in cultural societies. Cultural encounter is also defined as the cultural identities and symbolic figurative and interpretational forms through an international and global perception. The concept of cultural encounters is explained and illustrated in the literature as the dynamic perception of culture. Cultural encounter concept is planned to deal with all the varieties of this cultural phenomenon including the communication between cultures in place and time, the interactions between people, the dialogue and conversations between them, the conflict between the people of one culture in another culture. This essay will analyses and demonstrate how the concept of cultural encounter
Julio told me about holiday traditions from Mexico for instance during Christmas a celebration called Las Posadas which is from Dec. 16-24. Its festivals that are held during this time we would go to Mexico when he was younger. He would take his children during Christmas break so they will know where they came from. Now he has gotten older and his eyesight is not as good as it used to be so it has gotten used to the traditions from America and does not visit his family often. I learn that Julio Mexican culture and my African American cultures are similar.
Cuba is a narrow island located in Caribbean. Cuba became part of the colonies of Spain in 16th century. After the Spanish- American War in 1898, Cuba seems successfully struggled for their independence; however, it actually came under United States’ (US) tutelage for more than 50 years. Starting from late 19th century, US had a dominant in Cuban affairs by directly exert its power in legal structure recognition so as to ensure maintaining its special rights in Cuba. This adversely affected the entire society of Cuba in political, economic and social aspect.
Through Antonio and Ultima, readers identify the creation of a culture that has been forge by war, discrimination, and common hardships. With Ultima being a powerful curandera, the story shows the importance of the female character within Mexican culture. Today, this is prevalent in many Mexican-American households, as the elderly women are held in the highest respect. Another aspect of Mexican-American Culture is masculinity, which is shown in Bless Me, Ultima when Antonio’s father says, “a man of the llano does not run from a fight” (Anaya, 1999, p.37). There are countless examples of Mexican-American masculinity in this novel, like when it mentions that Gabriel’s two eldest sons are fighting in WWII.
This was his audience because he wanted to explain his experience living in a different world other than his heritage. How things worked out for him and to never be ashamed of your heritage. As I was reading the article Chicano Manifiesto I was able to relate to Rendon. I was able to relate because I too went to a school where no one would speak Spanish and my brother and I where the only Mexicans in the school. I could not figure out my identity either, I was in a culture shock and I decided to try to fit in with the American culture.
Maria Brito and immigrant from Cuba, came to the United States in 1961. Maria saw the U.S. as a place of endless opportunities, as many Cubans who migrate to the U.S. due to lack of opportunities, poverty and oppression that exist within their own country. Her piece El Patio de Mi Casa, symbolizes the struggles she has experienced with identity and a symbol of transformation once she arrived to this country. The wall in her piece, represents the threshold between the past and the present. The crib symbolizes her childhood and her experiences living in poverty.
However, they dismissed the idea of losing their national heritage, and they developed their culture and took it to a new level. Nowadays, there are many poems and songs in Chicano Spanish, which are about Mexican-emigrant-Chicano-history, their myths, and their life, they became more confident and independent. They understood that conformity would not solve their problem and changed their angle of looking, perceived it from another perspective, thus they stopped considering it as a problem. After this reevaluation, they became proud of their language. They could firmly stand and speak up about their fears, concerns and visions.
Cultural exchange is the transmission of cultures between nations linked to culture human presence is closely correlated evolution with human life, according to submit individual creativity and production in various fields, culture when Taylor is "complex and interlocking system, which includes languages, beliefs and knowledge and the arts, instructions and laws and constitutions moral standards and values, customs and habits social traditions and skills possessed by members of a particular community, "Culture is the foundation engine humanitarian act, and the standard of civilization to the United Nations and the advancement linked Cultural their progress in all semantics word and its contents, and this is attested by contemporary advanced
; They are an eye-opener ; and their impact in literary works as in the short stories are from an anthology as in the short story "In Cuba I was a German Shepherd " by Ana Menendez ;and In this essay I will mention how the concept of cultural encounter treated in this short story 'In Cuba I was a German Shepherd '; and if the author Ana Menendez was aware of the cultural encounter theme; and how does she manifest that awareness ;and if the narrator ;the old man Maximo was aware of the cultural encounter theme; and what proofs does he provide of such awareness; and how is the setting as time and place used to highlight the theme of cultural encounter in the short story " In Cuba I was a German Shepherd" ; what role do memories play through the short story help in highlighting the theme of cultural