Juan's Cultural Norm Analysis

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aaaaIt appears that Juan is committed to his cultural background and identity, as is holds fast to gender ethnocentricism, or the need “to maintain control and authority over their wives” (Thomas, and Schwarzbaum 2010, 42–42). It is obvious that Juan’s cultural norm consists of this belief, as are most Hispanic/Latin Americans. His coupled with his position of authority as an evangelist, may meet an innate desire to be in control. Juan seemed to inform their parents of their ‘sin’ as another way of controlling Eidi, whether intentional or not. It seems that her reluctance to get married challenged his authority as a man, so he used their cultural respect for their elders to coerce her into what he wanted; possibly to ease his own convictions.
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