Initial Assessment Garnet from the novel Keeper N’ Me seems like a rather resourceful individual that has relied mainly on himself to navigate through life ever since he aged out of the foster care system. The way in which he chose to survive during this time may have been influenced by the pervasively negative stereotypes against Indigenous people, his detachment from his community, family, and heritage, as well as the observed desire to fit in or belong. Garnet’s primary presenting clinical issues seem to be a diminished sense of self and self-esteem. This may be due to growing up in all-white households and schools with no formal education about his family history/heritage or of Indigenous teachings in general. The knowledge that he was able to gather from within these
One’s perspective is affected by their environment, their surroundings, and the culture they choose to adapt. Due to everybody’s unique cultural identity, we are all different, however, to others, one might be viewed as simple-minded or alien, as shown in “An Indian Father’s Plea”. An example from the essay would be “...I can't understand why you have already labeled him a ‘slow learner’ ”. The son was stereotyped because he is different, darker, and unlike the other ‘white’ children. Both part of distinct culture, the Indians and white people, were educated and nourished differently.
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway are among the most prominent exponents of literature of the twentieth century. Forming part of the Lost Generation, these authors not only develop similar themes throughout their works, but heavily influenced each other. The Great Gatsby being Fitzgerald’s magnum opus, serves as a prime illustration of the staples of contemporary literature. In the novel The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald, the author depicts himself through a character, Nick Carraway, conforming to other self depiction common in the Lost Generation, such as Hemingway in the Nick Adams stories. Nick Carraway and Nick Adams represent Fitzgerald and Hemingway, both serving as apertures into Fitzgerald’s and Hemingway’s view of the world.
Innocence is a trait that disappears with experience; we are unable to earn it back once we have lost it. We often correspond innocence with the idea of adolescence and unknowing and experience with wisdom and maturity. This is true in all cases, we grow each and every day and have many experiences where we learn new and different things, but we can never unlearn what was already taught we can only forget. “The Blue Bouquet” by Octavio Paz portrays this idea of the personal journey from innocence to experience or adolescence to maturity through showing the contrast between foreigners and commoners in Mexico. Through this contrast we discover how both characters had went through a journey from innocence to experience, this was shown through
Family is key. In the book, The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore, it is about two boys that grew up in the same area with the same name. The book talks about how one boy becomes a Rhode Scholar and the other is serving life in prison from an armed robbery shooting. The events happen are because of their family and how they influence them. In the book, The Other Wes Moore, the author explores the idea of family to develop the theme of having a supportive family is the difference between being successful and failing your goals.
Maitin-Shepards’ essay is a better scholarly source than Istvans’ because he has more credibility, it is located in a text book, and the content is more cultured. Maitin-Shepard has more of a stable/logical background in the topic of morality and artificial intelligence while Istvan has more of an opinionated background. Maitin-Shepards essay is located in a textbook which makes it more credible because the school would not give us a book about false information, unless it were clearly stated as false information. Istvans essay is on a website, which is the Huffington post so it makes it seem more credible than it truly is because Huffington post is a popular name. Maitin-Shepards content is more believable because it is more factual than Istvans because Istvan is mostly writing about his opinion.
In 1825, Edward Lane took up residence in Egypt. He was determined to study the language, as well as the people. Lane wore the native costume and employed two professors to teach him the Arabic tongue and the Muslim religion and law. He involved in their daily life and followed their customs and opinions. As a result, he gained the trust of the Arabs and they even forgot that he was not an Arab.
Native American portrayal cinema typically portray many stereotypes, such as being one with the Earth, alcoholic and dressed in headdresses. However, not all movies and their portrayal of Native American are the same, for instance the movie The Outlaw Jonesy Wales portrays Native American in a different context. In the movie one of the main character is a Native American chief who is not bound by these common stereotypes. Instead he acts just like any person would act and does not put emphasis on what race he comes from. Although it is still very obvious what race he is, but it is not over the top trying to make the audience believe what race he is by portraying as the Hollywood Indian.
When reading over the different diverse groups, I noticed that my culture seems to have some differences and also some similarities as these other cultures. A similarity I noticed between the African American Culture and my culture is that they tend to refer to most of their food as “soul food” and as I was growing up, my aunts and uncles will always refer to home cooked meals as “soul food” as well. Another similarity is that people in the African American culture have strong religious affiliations, and they are usually Christians. The reason I see this as a similarity is because in my culture, mostly all of the people I grew up around are Christians and attend services. I have also found a similarity between European Americans culture and
Source 1 Steven M. Demorest and Steven J. Morrison (2000) conducted a discussion that explored the connection between playing a musical instrument and general intelligence. They both agree that playing a musical instrument has an effect on the intelligence of students. Demorest and Morrison (2000) state that playing a musical instrument increases your spatial temporal reasoning, which involves brain functions that link with your Maths and Science abilities. Demorest and Morrison (2000) also state that the average SAT scores for students in 1999 who received musical instruction are well above the average SAT scores of students who didn’t take part in any music lessons. They believe that piano and keyboard lessons in particular have the biggest effect in academic performance, this rules out any other musical instrument in this literature.
Although the exact year of his birth is unknown, it is believed that George Walton was born sometime between 1940-50. He was born in Prince Edward Virginia to Robert and Mary Walton. His grandfather, also George Walton, had moved from England to Virginia in 1682. Walton’s family was poor and by the age of twelve, he was an orphan. Due to the death of his parents, Walton became an apprentice at a young age.
In Sherman Alexie “Superman and Me” Alexie who is a three year old Indian boy who he does not know how to read and write. Alexie learned how to read by himself with reading comic books. Alexie got intrested in reading comic books because his father collected them and had plenty at home. Before Alexie knew how to read he would read the comic books but he was not able to understand what he was reading. Instead he would observe the pictures in the comic books and gave him an idea what was going on.