The intriguing texts, “My Mother Pieced Quilts” by Teresa Palomo Acosta, and “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker contain two main ideas that explain how everyone’s culture has a direct influence on the way that we view the world. In other words, each of our backgrounds are full of experiences and knowledge, and we use what we know in every aspect in life. Specifically, Acosta expressed in her poem, “... how the thread darted in and out / galloping along the frayed edges, tucking them in / as you did us at night.” This passage is suggesting when the author remembers her mother mother making quilts, she remembers the memories that she associated with the quilts, making the quilts have a special meaning to her and her culture growing up. Additionally, Walker had a similar idea in her narrative about quilts but she includes another example where she writes,”...
My Mother Pieced Quilts” and “Museum Indians” are about love and family history. Compare and contrast the speakers in the two texts and how they interact with their mothers as well as the way they describe their family history. Include examples of figurative language in your analysis. Remember to support your ideas with evidence from the texts.
They do not see her for who she is, only for how she looks. They judge her appearance, making fun of her hair and calling her “burnt toast”. In her story, we can see how these harsh words affect her. She the racial prejudice of her peers makes her feel like she must change who she is and that she is not good enough. Both texts show the ugliness of racial prejudice and how damaging it is to the people being discriminated
Culture defines us and how we are as we get older, it plays a big role growing up. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, the main character Janie goes through many different challenges to find herself and others. No matter how difficult things got, she always had a positive attitude, or stood up for herself. That's how she was raised. The people around her too, had positive outlooks.
The ways our culture inform the world are very diverse and bold. Because all cultures are important to each and every one of us, thus our culture heavily influences each and everyone and every culture around us. Culture is all around us no matter where you go, it will always with you. It has a massive impact on each and every one of us. Our culture influences our view of almost everything we see and hear in the world.
Piedad Molina Professor Ana Hernandez LIT 2480 October 7, 2015 Culture is the set of traditions, beliefs, and values, which are characteristic of a certain population. Each country or region has different parameters to determine their culture. The predominant values in the population, the language spoken, religious beliefs, and the way they dress; all these manners influence in the creation of a culture and what is autonomous of its region. Within a country we can find different cultures or ethnicities, social status, education and region make a population differ from another. The exchange of cultural ideas, beliefs, and values with the youngest members of the community make it possible for a culture to survive and to keep the legacy.
She mentions how us people always judge others based on their gender. In her personal story, her child's teacher describes her son as little security guard and she describes the son's friend as mini-hostess . Williams found this as a supporting argument because she said, When my son and his friend Jessie went through exactly the same motions, it was gender assignment that led their teacher to describe them in such unconsciously distinct ways. Another example William added was when a child is born, people always buy blue presents for the boy, and pink presents for the girl. This has a lot to say about how gender is looked at.
People’s perspective of the world are affected by culture to a certain extent. Culture is everything from language, religion, cuisine to social habits. People can be exceedingly accustomed to their lifestyle and will refuse to give into their surroundings. Occasionally the exposure to other cultures can transform individuals perspective and responses to the world. For example, in the essay, " Where Worlds Collide" by Pico Iyer talks about his experience and what others perspective might be as they arrive at an airport.
Culture is different for many different people. There are many cultures in the world and how everyone’s culture aspects are different depending on your upbringing and your family’s lifestyle is. Culture can be looked at many different ways. Such as food, clothing, language, and many other aspects. Culture can be different for everyone and some people don’t really embrace there culture but on the other hand some people really embrace their culture.
To what extent does someone's culture inform the way they view that world and others? I think that culture consistently informs the way people view the world and others. Let's hope that everyone is supportive of their culture. In the short story, “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, Maggie is a great example of someone that support her culture and informs the way that she sees the world and others.
They lived in a black sisters’ home. Lily finds solace in those sisters’ mesmerizing world of beekeeping because she is taken in by intelligent and independent sisters’ characters. In addition, Lily has thought of equal race in racial discrimination popular
Culture Develops, Spreads, and Changes Over Time Jennie le East Culture is what makes humans in the world similar but different from others. It’s a way of life of a group of people-the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them, and are passed along communications and imitation from one generation to the next. It’s how people in a group should act if they want to fit in the group. Culture sticks us together and separates us from the rest. It guides us to solve problems and conflicts everyone faces.
This quote is important because in the beginning she was feeling like the only colored person and then it moved to how she felt out of place at times. But in the end she sees that she has always been one. This narrative agrees with how I understand race, because we are all one.
That in return turns into resentment within the mother daughter relationship. In a study performed by Akm Aminur Rashid that was published in the Journal Of Humanities And Social Science states Mrs. Woo “places unreasonable expectations on the shoulders of her young tender daughter. While the mother may not exactly know where her daughter’s prodigal talents lie, she is nevertheless adamant that her daughter is destined for greatness, by virtue of having been born in America” (Matondang, A. Yakub, and Dja’Far Siddik, IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Www.iosrjournals.org). Although, Tan’s story is set 29 years ago, this issue of elevated expectations and cultural differences still remains today.
The way our societies view other cultures and spread the perceptions regarding them is an unfair practice. It causes discrimination and judgment to foster in the mind of the coming generations and they in turn spread these views even more and thus strengthen those perceptions. While I viewed culture as a part of one’s identity or genetics, I feel like I was rather apathetic to reality. Pride is a fault common in all human beings. We simply refuse to admit our mistakes when proven wrong.