Although the term stereotype was brought into English in the 20th century, now it is widely used everywhere. Generally stereotypes are simplified images or thoughts of a certain kind of person or thing. Usually a person who has stereotypes characterizes and then categorizes people by their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or physical appearances. Stereotypes have a negative impact on people who are engaging it. The short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver along with “Flight Patterns” by Sherman Alexie show those negative impacts of stereotypes that not only affect the victims of stereotyping but also change the characters’ personality negatively.
I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong,” said Leo Rosten, a humorist in writing. Throughout the stories of two fascinating books, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer the main theme being portrayed is the kindness and cruelty of humans. We are all known to fear those who seem stronger than us just because we assume they have the power to harm, or even destroy us. In some cases, humankind is used to getting rid of the vulnerable ones and those are the ones that fear evil. On the other hand, there are others that are evil and their greatest fear is to be overthrown by the weak.
Horace Miner’s “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” has many rituals that seem bizarre but are a reflection of their beliefs and what they think is the proper way to address their imperfections be it the way they look, the condition of their health, or their beliefs in attaining luck or fortune. In my opinion, these rituals are, to some extent, similar to our own daily practices and rituals. Their daily rituals seem strange but these rituals and practices are somehow similar to our own daily rituals in terms of what they are trying to achieve. One similarity is how they believe that the human body is ugly so they use the powerful influences of ritual and ceremony. The more powerful members of the society have many shrines in their homes and
An Enotes certified educator says it best when she states, "…Boo Radley is discriminated against due to beliefs formed about him based on rumors." (K.H. Tamara 1). For these reasons, it is clear that Lee is commentating on the intolerance of people who did not fit in with everyone else, and how it is essentially unacceptable to be different. Secondly, Racial discrimination is prevalent throughout the novel.
The problem is they all do the some of the same things to their rivals. In all, this book connects to a lot of interesting ideas and historical events. In conclusion, the theme in the book the outsiders are being prejudice is a human instinct, although, we cannot let it take control of us. It reminds the reader of the ways people are judged and a few groups of people that are judged. Is it wrong to judge people in all
Along with making their life seem less valuable in their own eyes. Throughout this novel, there are three different types of prejudice portrayed but racial prejudice has found a way to affect its victims in the worst ways. After Scout and Jem both have an experience with Mrs. Dubose
Some may say this is bad because you’re not being candid with each other. It is better to mask yourself and protect others’ feelings so they don’t get hurt. Many short films and stories show that masks can be both beneficial and harmful. In some situations, wearing a mask can help your life and protect the ones you love. However, many times when wearing a mask can destroy your self identity and ruin trust with one another.
Ka gle is an extraordinary mask that displays erratic and aggressive behavior. It serves to teach the value of discipline by setting a bad example. Its name comes from the term ka, hooked sticks, which it often throws the audience during Dan performance. The Dan culture has a variety of masks that each exhibit a unique and singular personality. The sacred gebande masks are the most sacred of the Dan culture while the genome are of a lower rank.
One of the reasons is because of what the author describes as Traumatic bonding . Trauma bonding is loyalty to a person who is destructive. One of the first questions that we have for a person in an unhealthy relationship is, “Why do you stay?” This question probably makes the individual feel as though they are weak and a failure, these feelings usually result in shame and guilt. In some cases, women may seem to "want" to be beaten. I thought it was interesting because when people
That is a culture difference to me. I feel when a person does not make eye contact they are lying or hiding something. This surprising fact would influence my work in the future, because I will know that it is not because of hiding or lying, it how Native Americans choose to
Also I was shocked to see how the Nacirema people could worship these “healers” in their society and continuously visit these “healers” at least yearly even though the Nacirema would usually go through extreme pain. I had to constantly remind myself when reading the article that I needed to leave my judgment out and respect the Nacirema’s rituals and culture. The Nacirema people are people who should be treated fairly and respected because no matter what they worship or what drives them, they are people like me. After reading this article, I realized that I need to learn more about social science since this science will help me expand my views on how humans interact in societies by looking at their attitudes and behavior so to get a better picture of that specific group of humans’ culture and thus respect it more. In order to help me better respect someone’s culture and rituals, I now realize need to step back and see what I may have in common with that person’s up-bringing.
“The focus of this activity is the human body, the appearance and health of which loom as a dominant concern in the ethos of the people.” (Henslin, Chapter 8, P. 88) This quote stood out to me because of how outlandish it first seemed. As I continued reading and Henslin went more in depth about the Nacirema rituals, I was thinking to myself how strange it all seemed. Then it dawned on me that my perception of it was biased because of how I have lived my whole life. The idea of strange is more of an individual belief and relative to the society one comes from. I began to think about the countless hours our society spends in the gym, tanning, shopping, and fussing over our appearance.
In the article worldview refers someone’s beliefs and culture and the way you look at the world. When I read the chapter I learned that the worldview of these two groups is very different. He has comfortable background and financial and cultural capital resources but people in Ixtepeji was facing poverty. People who live in Ixtepeli believe witches, but he wasn’t until he became more involved in their culture. He was able to have better insight to their worldviews after he encounters a skin irritation on his arm similar to the one that was supposedly caused by witchcraft.