Essay About Western Culture

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CHAPTER I
WESTERN GAZE Ever since years or even ages ago, various forms of literature and art has been around. From visuals such as different types of paintings, drawings, signs and symbolisms to writings such as poems, poetries and rhymes, they have been few of the tools for individuals to communicate their message to another and the society or people around them. Each of every form of art, literature, visuals and drawings has its different meaning that can be connoted and denoted differently depending on more than only one factor. It can be the way the person whose interpreting the object see and view things (individual perspective) or even the way the object is presented. Sometimes the way people interpret works of art can be different
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Back then, the Philippines was one of the colonies of the United States for 48 years, however when the Philippines finally gained their independence in 1946, they were yet to totally receive their freedom as United States maintained a high level of influence in the country. This caused the movement of anti American sentiment in the Philippines, however the movement is considered minority (O'Connor and Griffiths, 2007). Majority of people in the Philippines might find the influence of the United States is not a bad thing, which relate to how English is a common language in the Philippines. "American movies are not dubbed into another language for consumption in the Philippines. English also give Filipinos a competitive advantage when travelling abroad" (O'Connor and Griffiths, 2007). This shows that even in one nationality there are differences of how people view western culture. However, in 2014, Pew Research Center conducted a survey of United States' favourability in different countries. Compared to in 2013, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Japan showed a decline in the percentage of favorability. Because of the spreading of Americanization that is very wide right now, some of Asian countries, might find it threatening to their culture and national
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