Culture: the beliefs, customs, art, etc. of a particular society. Being a part of a culture is amazing, diverse, and interesting until the conflict from being a part of more than one culture becomes involved. This type of conflict can even change the way you see your culture. In the poem, “Legal Alien”, by Pat Mora, Pat Mora depicts her culture colliding with another, causing cultural conflict. In the poem, Pat Mora is expressing how she feels as if Americans and Mexicans both treated her like a different species. “Their eyes say, “you may speak Spanish but you are not like me”, (line 12 and 13). Here, Pat Mora is talking about how even though she speaks Spanish, and is a part of the Mexican culture, Mexicans don’t see her as a Mexican. To …show more content…
“After losing everything in China…She never looked back with regret.”(Chunk 1 ¶3). Jing-Mei’s mother is a Chinese immigrant with the typical ‘everything is better in America’ mindset. Jing-Mei, being raised in America, had more of an American mindset. “You want me to be someone i’m not…I’ll never be the daughter you want me to be!” (Chunk 6 ¶10). Jing-Mei feels as if she will never be able to please her mother because of their cultural differences. This causes cultural conflict between the two because they will never be able to please each other because they both have different mindsets, which they cannot see past. In the movie, “My big fat Greek wedding”, the main character, Toula, is Greek. In the Greek culture, Greek women are expected to marry Greek men, so when Toula begins to like an American man, her family disapproves. This causes cultural conflict between the two families. It wasn’t until the American man (Ian) was baptized by a Greek orthodox church, that the family agreed that Ian and Toula could get married. Their cultures were very different but in the end, they worked things
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An-Mei’s mother taught her that she has to swallow her tears, to conceal her pain, and distrust others. After An-Mei’s mother’s death, she learned to stand up for what is right. During the funeral, An-Mei crushed the fake pearls that the Second Wife gave to An-Mei’s mother. Ying-Ying lost the control on her life when she married an American man. She redeemed her control of life after talking to Lena.
Both Jing-mei and her mother faces each form of conflict and they are revealed throughout the story. Jing-mei and her mother have some very good examples of internal conflicts. It was one part of the story when Jing-mei feels sad that she couldn’t live up to be that person that her mother wants her to be. It is showing that Jing-mei feels bad. She’s not living up to the dream that her mother thought up for
Jing-mei alludes to the future life and memories the sisters and she will form as a result of this overdue family reunion. In addition to completing her own journey, Jing-mei also completes her mother’s journey. By sharing all the stories and memories from her mother’s life in China, her mother was in a sense, right aside her in
Jing-mei and her father travel to her mother’s homeland to comprehend what her mother endured “She must not only hear her mother's words, and later, her father's, but also she must see the landscape that those words, or mini poems, interpret in order for her to discover her own individual place” (Wood 13). Once Jing-mei was with her sisters, her character grew or the better. In the end, Jing-mei finally understood and knew how Suyuan was in her
“Race” by Luis J. Rodriguez Essay Luis J. Rodriguez us an insight of the segregational acts that took place in what seems to be the early 1900s, through this short poem based in the Matts of Mexico. Friction and violence is shown between two latino brothers and the boys of an “- all white. All American,” neighborhood, named South Gate, as written by Mr. Rodriguez. In this essay, I will explain how Rodriguez uses forms of syntax, imagery, and connotation in his poem “Race ‘Politics’”. I believe he uses syntax to affect how the reader is taking in the information.
Being “Different” Pat Mora, the writer of “Legal Alien”, evokes empathy in the audience to bring a deeper understanding of the world by using vivid imagery, juxtaposition, and code switching. Mora addresses cultural tension and identity crisis, explaining she herself, a Mexican- American, is not accepted in either Mexican communities or American communities. Mora illustrates, “Bi-lingual, Bi-cultural/ able to slip from ‘How’s life?’ to ‘Me’ stan volviendo loca’/… a handy token slipping back and forth,” (Mora 1-3/16-17).
Foremost, Jing Mei’s identity is formed throughout her life by her mother and learns to give up. For example, when Jing Mei retorts that she is not a genius and never will be one, her mother interrupts Jing Mei’s rants and a heated argument commences. Jing Mei throws some harsh words at her mother, but nothing stops her in her tracks. Her mother continues to yell, “Who ask you to be genius? Only ask you be your best. For your sake.
The poem fully develops the idea of the limited of privileges that some might have according to the their races and the racial division. The “borderlands” is the division of a place, but in the eyes of Gloria she makes the character grow up in a place where there is a racial division. The character is in the middle of how of her race is important as her cultural ways get in the way of trying to practice each one of them. The poet writes in both english and spanish to explain how she speaks to the different races she carries. As you read the poem you can feel how the tone changes as the author is speaking of the different events that she goes through in her life.
When Jing Mei realizes her mother only wants a famous child to be able to brag, she decides to only be who she wants to be, and not follow her mother’s orders. During this time, Jing Mei is very sad, because she is being forced into being something by her parents. This negative effect can really make a child feel useless as who they
The film , My Big Fat Greek Wedding, portrays a clear conceptual view of intercultural communication between families by focusing on two cultures, White-American, and Greek, and making a mockery out of the cultural stereotypes within these cultures. The film follows the story of Toula Portokalos, a 30 year old American-Greek woman working as a waitress in her family’s greek restaurant. The movie shows a strong but stereotypical representation of what a greek family is like; some stereotypes, focused on in the film, are that Greek heritage is highly honored, Greeks are very emotional and clingy, family to Greeks is very important, and strong reliance on parental figures, both financially, and instructionally, is typical and supported in a
Pat Mora, a Mexican-American poet, wrote “Legal Alien to portray the theme “all people- no matter what race, culture, ethnicity, etc. - are all created equal. The poems tone, conflict, and metaphors all builds this theme. In “Legal Alien” the speaker starts off saying she is “Bi-lingual, Bi-cultural” and continues to tell how easy it is for her to go from Spanish to English. This poem starts out to be calm and relaxing, but starting on line 8, the tone completely changes.
This disagreement quickly became a source of resentment and anger for both of them, but Jing-Mei and her mother were unable to resolve this conflict because of their different backgrounds and experiences. The story showcases how relationships between mothers and daughters can be strained because of differences in culture and a lack of communication. One of the difficulties between Jing-Mei and her mother is their different cultural backgrounds, which is supported by two points from the story. Firstly, Jing-Mei and her mother both disagreed on the opportunities that existed in America. According to Singer, Amy Tan uses “two entirely
Jing Mei, while portrayed as an obedient child, is only willing to listen to her mother to a certain extent. Throughout the story, it is consistently hinted that Jing Mei would eventually explode against her mother as an attempt to free herself from her mother’s chains. In addition, after the fiasco at the piano recital, she eventually derives further from her mother’s wishes as she “didn 't get straight A...didn 't become class president...didn 't get into Stanford...dropped out of college.” (54). On the flip side, Jing Mei’s mother is a stereotypical Chinese parent who is fully determined to ensure her daughter’s success in a new environment.
They decided to marry but faced to the disapproval of Toula’s family about the cultural differences. Firstly, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” illustrates the conflict between members of two different cultural groups in terms of communication style: low context culture and high context culture. In theory, a low context culture tends to “uses language primarily to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas as clearly and logically as possible... The meaning of a statement is in the words spoken”; in contrast, a high context culture “relies heavily on subtle, often nonverbal cues to convey meaning, save face, and maintaining social harmony.
CONCEPT 5: AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP IN NURSING Definition: - Is a management style in which the authority figure of a group or organization deals with and communicates with his or her followers in a truthful and direct way. (I) SIGNIFICANCE OF AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP IN NURSING - It contributes to the growth and development of a healthier work environment. - It helps to build trust and healthier work environment that promote patient safety and excellence in love and recruit and retain staff. (II) IMPLEMENTATIONAL ACTIVITES IN AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP