A novel that refers to an ancient China with different traditions and beliefs, uses a common farmer as the main character. The novel The Good Earth written by “Pearl S. Buck” occurs in early China, at a time there were still emperors. Their life styles were different in many varied aspects in comparison to our modern day life. Some examples of this unique culture are: the different women roles, the symbolism of land as power and how wealth affected their traditions.
During Chino’s final year at Art and Design, he was introduced to futurist who Chino wanted to do what they did as well help rekindle culture since it was dead. So they wanted to start everything from a base. Chino felt that even though they were from upper middle class, he still could relate the anger they felt even if Chino was lower class. Chino wanted to reinvent himself so he can have a better life than his parents had. This is when Chino is introduced to being more aware of his environment that he started to notice his community needed to be upgraded.
John Steptoe is an award winning children’s book author; his works often portray aspects of the African American experience through fantasy and mysticism. “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters” by: John Steptoe is a modern fairy tale. Written in 1987, this story features fantastical characters and supernatural forces inspired from African culture. The main story follows two young daughters, Manyara and Nyasha, of a man named Mufaro. One day their village gets word that the king in a nearby city is looking for a “worthy girl” to be his queen.
A Long Walk to Water is based on a true story written by Linda Sue Park. The novel is focused on two young children named Nya and Salva. Salva is a “Lost Boy” who escaped a war from his village in Loun-Arik and all southern Sudan searching for a new home and get to see his family again. Along with fighting for his life. But what made his survival possible?
Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage and Komunyakaa’s “Camouflaging the Chimera” may seem quite similar, but they are in fact very different from each other. For instance, The Red Badge of Courage focuses on one main character while “Camouflaging the Chimera” focuses on a group of soldiers. So, despite how similar they may appear at a first, when you dig deeper and take a closer look, you’ll find that they are not as similar as you thought.
Different societies view women in different lights. Therefore, a woman’s position is greatly different from one society to the other. The societies in question do not necessarily have to exist at the same time. Even in the same time frame, two societies could exist, where one treat women as equals to men, and another that treats women differently than men, whether better or worse. The societies in question are: Mesopotamia, Greece, China, Rome & Europe, and this essay aims to study different societies’ viewpoints on women, and to compare and contrast them against each other.
Cherokee & Yokut from the Beginning Native American tribes all have their own unique views of just how the world and civilization came to be. While some share similarities in their stories, others have a very different story to tell of how this world came to be. The Cherokee and Yokyut tribes are no different in that they have great resemblance, yet the tales are told through different contexts. The Cherokee tell of a world full of cold, vast and endless darkness (the great stone arch of the sky) where tiny creatures live within an area of the sky. Here the water beetle leapt off and discovered the water below, but the only ground was below the water.
‘Morning Rain’ by Hisaye Yamamoto and ‘Chang’ by Sigrid Nunez are short stories in the center of which remains a father – daughter relationship motif. It is not a very common topic in Asian American literature, and according to Wong and Santa Ana its representation in a literary texts is ‘a fairly recent phenomenon.’ Both Yamamoto and Nunez are creating the picture of the fathers through the eyes of their daughters. In these short stories, the children are discovering various parts of their dads’ identities by looking at their words and silences. The latter aspect of their behaviour becomes especially important, in understanding the true selves of the fathers, as they are an extremely quiet characters.
Just like no two people are the same, neither are two countries. Cultural differences are what makes countries, just like people, different from one another. They perform tasks differently and speak differently. According to Hofstede Insights, there are six dimensions that make up a country’s culture. Those dimensions include power distance, individualism, masculinity, uncertainty avoidance, long-term orientation, and indulgence.
Humans have different perspectives and stories change and are told in different ways as time passes. The Greek myth of King Midas and the Golden Touch, for example, has had both its story and characters altered. The short story “The Golden Touch”, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the poem “from King Midas,” by Howard Moss both tell the same story, but has differences in the character portrayal and plot. Both versions have an instigator, someone who gives King Midas the touch.