Reflective Essay On Cultural Literacy

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I do consider myself cultural literate because even everyday life would become a part of the cultural literacy. However, I don’t feel confident elaborating using historical and religious cultural literacy due to the lack of knowledge and vocabulary. My perspective is different from those who are raised in the U.S. For instance, when I think of World War 2, the first thing that pops into my head is not German Nazi but the Japanese. My American born and raised audience might not understand my intention of my choice of cultural literacy. To be on the safe side, the most possible cultural literacy I can use in my commencement speech will come from historical culture and common knowledge of the world. Therefore, I was going to use pop culture as…show more content…
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