He praises some aspects, but doesn’t like others. Looking more deeply, however, it’s easy to see how this sentence is more of a backhanded compliment than anything. Wilde doesn’t value comfort or efficiency in the slightest, and neither do his readers. So when it appears he is lauding Americans for some aspect of their culture, the emphasis is on the criticism and he and his audience are looking down upon the Americans. Since Wilde and his audience share the same values, he is trying to show he has the same disappointment as the reader would when reading the piece.
For example, it was expressed in his repeated addresses to readers. His choice of words, like “do we really expect to stay afloat… [or] our fault lies not so much with our economy” (Fridman), shows the author does not try to blame other peoples, while admits all parts of the society, including “nerds and geeks”, should participate in the problem solving. The emotional appeal appears from the beginning of the text, as it was mentioned above. “There is something very wrong with the system of values in a society that has only derogatory terms” (Fridman), the author starts with the expression of his negative opinion about the situation. He uses the essay to flip reader to his side.
Horace Miner, the author of “Body Ritual among the Nacirema”, used very interesting and descriptive choice of words to describe the routines that modern Americans go through from an outsider point of view. He gives different terms to describe mundane routines, like brushing your teeth, and exaggerate the details as something that is bizarre. Some rituals Miner described as illogical because there was a low rate of success in what they are trying to achieve. This reveals that what determines something to be socially acceptable is not through logic, but only though the popularity of the community. One of the rituals that Miner described as illogical but everyone still do the ritual was the fact that the people kept going to the “holy-mouth-man”, or also known as the dentist, even if their teeth are still decaying.
As opposed to righteous view that America was safeguarding its position in the war, the Japanese American internments were created out of resentment and racial prejudice fostered by other Americans. As the article “Personal Justice Denied” stated, the internments were led by “widespread ignorance of Japanese Americans contributed to a policy conceived in haste and executed in an atmosphere of fear and anger at Japan” (Doc E, 1983). It may seem like a precautionary cause to make internments but there aren’t any other extreme measures for other fronts. Caused by a hatred stirred by media and society’s view, many people disdain the Japanese. Even at the high levels of government, officials share similar prejudices.
Their low visibility coupled with the apparent lack of linguistic diversity in society arguably discourages migrant parents from openly using their ML. Indeed, some Spanish speakers in exogamous relationships felt that Japanese people reacted negatively to their use of Spanish in public (Vitale, 2011). Given its global prestige and use, the only ML that is widely recognized in Japan is English. The term ‘bilingual’ is generally associated with English-Japanese speakers, but not with other ML speakers (Yamamoto, 2001). English-speaking parents are generally
The first quote was said by a loyal Japanese who was eventually sent to a camp. The second quote shows how loyal Japanese Americans risked a lot to help our country, when their own country was the one making it risky for them. Lastly, the third quote shows how even after the Japanese Americans own country doubted their loyalty, they honored America as well as they could. Article 3- “Things That Only Men Had Done Before” Quote- “And I thought that would make it easier for us to see each other” Quote- “I also wanted to help the country get the war over with” Quote- “I had not seen anything like a rivet gun or an electric gun motor before except in Buck Rogers funny books.” Reaction- The first quote shows how hard it was for friends and families of the drafted men to let the go to war, it was not only hard for the soldier, it was hard for everyone around them. The second quotes demonstrates how desperately U.S citizens wanted the war to end, so they helped as much as possible.
You will notice that the door opens automatically. People who live in Japan may think that these things are natural, but foreign tourists are surprised at them and made an impression. These OMOTENASHI are peculiar to Japan, because Japanese can expect what the users hope and have energies to come true them without only expecting. This OMOTENASHI culture can’t be seen in a low-context culture and I think that it is a very good point of a high-context
One ignorant action in the past lead to many unintentional consequences that still affect us in the present. However, much like the narrator now knows that men are different than their species, countries around the world are lowering their number of nuclear weapons as a result of the bombing of Japan. Ignorance is important to have so that we may learn from our mistakes, but acting on ignorance may result in serious and unwanted consequences: it is a balancing act that we all must learn in order to
[However], it gives the element which receives an attack in many cases rather than estimated that it is individual that it is conspicuous by their community. In Japan where such peculiar human relations exist, the sailor suit can serve as a very symbolic motif.” Therefore, his works very much focuses on the forced loss of innocence as a result of time and society. Similarly, in Lord of the Flies, the boys in the island undergoes the same process, thus mirrors the theme of loss of innocence. During one of the boys’ meetings, Piggy emphasizes: “We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages.
He said “Japanese can move freely from Osaka to Kyoto. However, there are a lot of people who can’t go to the next city freely. You think your daily lives are normal, but Palestinians think that your normal lives are freedom, and we are longing for it.” I was ashamed of my ignorance. Through talking with him, I strongly felt that we should not think it is someone else’s problem. Palestinians are in a tough situation, and they try to break through their daily lives.