“Choose a life format that is the most desirable to you”(Redhead). In The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, their community is a utopia that provides them many resources including food, families, education, clothes, jobs, and many other helpful items. In their community, there are rules to follow, and if they disobey them, then they are to be released. In the article “Haiti in Crisis” by Bryan Brown and Patricia Smith, the community is destroyed by Hurricane Matthew, which sends many families to live in caves because their homes are gone. They suffer without food, purified water, everyday needs, and everything they lost in the hurricane.
When researching information about Haiti’s cultural dimensions, there wasn’t a significant amount of data available. However, a cultural dimension model will be developed based on personal research(Appendix D). Geert Hofstede’s cultural dimension model is a five-dimension model that rates countries from 1 to 100 based on certain criteria such as power distance, individual vs. collectivism, masculinity vs. femininity, uncertainty avoidance, and long-term orientation. When looking at power distance, which measures how evenly power is distributed and the influence that one has over another, Haiti is assessed at 50.
The culture of Haiti is a diverse mixture between African and European cultures. Haiti culture was based on the French settlement in Haiti. Other cultures that influenced Haitian culture were Spanish Imperialism and people from the Caribbean. Some traditional holidays are Independence Day, which unlike the United States, is celebrated on the first of January. On January 2nd Haitians also celebrate Hero’s Day also known as Ancestors Day.
Sometimes the Earth is cruel. This is stated by the award winning journalist Leonard Pitts stated in his essay Sometimes the Earth is cruel. In this essay Leonard points out how the people from Haiti have had a rough time when it comes to nature and disasters of the like. Leonard all talks about the past of Haiti and and colonialism made it so poor. When the major powers of the world exploited Haiti and made it the way it is.
Haitian Vs Americans Culture According to Samuel Lagerlof “Culture is what remains when that which has been learned is entirely forgotten” (as cited in Usunied,1996, p.94). Every single country in the world possesses his own culture no culture is more important than another. They’re just different. However, Haiti’s culture differs from the United States in three major points; Values, religion, and norms.
The concept of social inequality tackles the existence of unequal opportunities for people of different status and positions in the society. While it normal to have a form of stratification in the society, there are situations that remain dire and need urgent intervention to try and bring about a balance. There are various dimensions of social inequality including income, wealth, power, and ethnicity. Social inequality has adverse effects on citizens of a particular nation especially on the quality of life due to unequal access to important social amenities. In Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains, the author has a particular focus on several aspects of life in Haiti.
An Analysis of The World's Cruelty After reading journalist Leonard Pitt's article entitled, "Sometimes, the Earth is Cruel", I saw the disaster in Haiti in a whole new light. What is on the surface an article based on the terrible earthquake that shook Haiti on January, 12, 2010, is in actuality a riveting, eye opening piece of human re-evaluation. An article that looks beyond ordinary human conventions and presents a broad picture of who we truly are and how we truly operate. The overall theme, however, is present in the first line; Sometimes the earth is cruel and Leonard Pitts expresses this through his description of the Haitian people's actions after the earthquake, his language comparing the Haitian people with nature and his overall response to the way Haitian people responded to their unfortunate tragedy.
Haiti’s political climate was not the best, nor was it very well put together. In 1969, the author of “Kirk? Kark!”, Edwidge Danticat was born and when he was growing up, he was growing up in a really not good political climate. A few years later after he was born, people started migrate out of haiti, more than before, to Floridia. Haiti was very poor and was suffering economic growth issues. The way that Danticat might have been affected by this is that Danticat would have migrated with the rest of the other travelers going to migrate to America and to live a richer life in America than in Haiti and since they were facing economic problems, she didn’t want to live in a poor place.
The book The Dew Breaker written by Danticat (2004), is a collection of interrelated stories taking place during and after Duvalier’s dictatorship from 1957 to 1986. Many of the characters presented in the book, just like the author herself, are victims that lived through the darkest period in Haitian history. According to the article “Terror, Repression and Diaspora: The Baby Doc Legacy in Haiti” by Baptiste & Foreign Policy In Focus (2014), since gaining independence in 1804, Haiti went through numerous power struggles and a fair share of dictators; however, none instigated as much fear as under the Duvalier’s regime. For nearly thirty years Haiti was ruled by a system of terror, repression, and persecution under both Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier and later his son, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc.” During Papa Doc’s regime (1957- 1971), the Tontons Macoutes were created, a paramilitary force who used violence to maintain authority and dispose of anyone that showed opposition to the administration (Introduction section, para. 1).
HAITI Samuel chambers Introduction Haiti's main religion is Voodoo. When something happens in Haiti people go to there local Shaman(man) or Mambo (woman). Haiti may not look like much, but it is rich with history from voodoo shaman leading the slaves to revolution to the heat hot enough to kill. Haiti is interesting because of its Geography, weather, plants, animals, people and cultures. Landforms Haiti is a beautiful place with palm trees and beaches it is perfect for a holiday.
It is so true Nolma that everything is a luxury and privilege in Haiti. I too grew up in Haiti and lived there for 20 years until I moved here in United States. I can only remember one day that my mother took me to see a doctor because I fell off from a stair and was in pain. Healthcare is only available to the rich people. Sometimes, the middle class can only afford to go get a diagnosis with no treatment because they can’t afford it.