Although I was born in the United States, my family is from Puerto Rico (Kay, 2018). I was raised with many of the same cultural beliefs that were instilled in my parents as they grew up (Kay, 2018). Family and close friends take priority and are extremely important (Kay, 2018). Respect and trust are paramount within the family unit (Kay, 2018). What is the normal family unit like?
As far as social economic status I would consider my family being a middle class family. During childhood I was taught my parents that I was to respect every body no matter if they looked different than me. Having grown in such a diversity community I never encountered problems with people form different racial or ethnic background. I believe it is a blessing to have grown up in such a diverse community because you get to see interaction between people from different cultures. Therefore, I think it enables you to approach people from different ethnic groups with an open
There is a sentimental value that is attached to every families’ collection of heirlooms and keepsakes. No matter how long these items remain in storage or are hidden away; their representation always stays the same, they keep people connected to their family roots. Author John Updike’s short story, “The Brown Chest” uses symbolism and imagery and sensory writing to focus on the idea that family memories never fade away and material things can maintain a deeper meaning no matter what they endure. John Updike appeals to the reader’s senses to allow them to connect with what is occurring in the story on a more profound level. He begins the story by writing from the main character’s childhood perspective.
I grew up in Accra, Ghana, thus my native language is Twi. However, I lived in London, England for a couple of years and have spent most of my life in Texas. Therefore, I have somewhat of a delicate accent: a mix of British English with a tinge of African tones, covered by a thin veil of American English. My culture has been woven from a mix of identities which spring from the different people and traditions I have been introduced to and live with and I consider my both immigrant and citizen status to play a huge role in that. I am not necessarily proud of my background and if I was fully American, I still wouldn’t be proud.
Solveig's family is royal, with her dad as the king but my family is middleclass. Finally, in the story Solveig and I are both the same age, proving that him and I share some things in common, such as our responsibility's. Even though Solveig and I were born in different time periods, we are similar because of our age, and different because of our area of settlement and our family. Where
The other important tradition is the Greek festival. There are two Greek festivals in Canton. Holy Trinity and Saint Haralambos both hold separate greek festivals. My family goes to Holy Trinity, the Pontian church. As each generation is created, my family’s traditions becomes more Americanized.
Dear fellow nasty women and bad hombres, America is one the greatest experiments in freedom and liberty history has ever known. We are a nation that was built on the minds and ideals of immigrants. Our Founding Fathers created America so that everyone could have a chance at "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". Those are aspects of my country, I would never change because they are what make us unique. The glow of America casts a ripple of hope upon those who struggle.
I’ve always put my best foot forward and make the best decisions for myself. I am half Indian, Caucasian, European & Mexican on my mom’s side of the family. On my dad’s, I am Half Jamaican on my dad’s side of the family. Both of my parents taught me different ways around life and what is expected of me. But the three things that sums up my cultural identity are food, fashion, and family traditions.
My background growing up was very culturally diverse. My mother was born in Cuenca, Ecuador and my father was born in Saigon, Vietnam. My parents are both immigrants and that makes me a first generation Ecuadorian-Vietnamese American. I have four older sisters, Jessie, Janice, Jennie, and Jammie. They were also born in America.
Reaching the American Dream Everyone wishes to be successful, everyone strives for happiness. No matter what it is that you want in life, your goal is to reach the American Dream, the overall goal of everyone in the United States. The American Dream has many different definitions, it means something different to every single person. For example some of us might see the American dream as having a stable job and a family to provide for, others might see it as being able to have anything you want in life, the skies being the limit. Throughout the years the meaning of what the American Dream is has been changed and modified through their personal beliefs and goals in life.
Human aspiration is the base of america 's promise, to its people we expect to be able to achieve even if we can obtain everything we expect to be able to atleast try and have a chance to. All of us can say that we have a common destiny that can be related with one another. America has kept the promise to most people, the only people that i can say are disappointed are