Culture Of Honor Chapter Six Summary

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Chapter Six takes place in Harlan, Kentucky. It talks about the Howard-Turner feud. The Howard and Turners were families that constantly had arguments and disagreements. The arguments lead to violent fights, gun shots, and death. If one was to go to Harlan, Kentucky and tried to investigate this case of why the intense feud against these two families, one would think it had to do with internal factors. Maybe they had different morals and statutes and when faced with the opposite, they collided with each other. Maybe it was just simply that they didn’t like each other. When you look at the situation more in depth, you find out that they weren’t the only ones that had a feud. “When one family fights with another, it’s a feud. When lots of families fight with one another in identical little towns up and down the same mountain range, it’s a pattern.” (Gladwell 166) A culture of honor is what takes root in highlands and other marginally fertile areas. It’s where the reputation of a man is at the middle of his livelihood and self-worth. Culture of honor is the explanation to this case. Everyone in the mountains are basically herdsmen. A herdsman is the owner or keeper of a herd of domesticated animals. They depend on themselves…show more content…
It is first developed when you’re young by mostly parents, teacher, and even friends. Having their own experiences is what makes and determines what kind of mindsets they have. This compares to what J. K. Campbell quotes in the book. Kids, in this case known as “Young shepherds” is where they develop their own self. In the book, having their own quarrel as a kid is what set’s their reputation and future characteristics. In life, having your own experiences and behavior corrections is what sets your mindset, being fixed or growth. What you develop as a kid practically follows you and it is there for the rest of your life. This is one of the most important things we’ve talked about in class in my
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