Furthermore, discoveries can be triggered by the uncovering of fresh and unique information that challenges one’s predilections. These concepts are explored within Jane Harrison’s Rainbows End, and Craig Silvey’s Jasper Jones, due to the constant challenging of characters prejudices and expectations towards themselves, others, and the world around them. Ultimately, this leads to a plethora of discoveries unfolding within both texts. Discoveries can be influenced by one’s personal, cultural and historical context, leading to a challenging of previously formulated perspectives. These discoveries can be emotionally and spiritually meaningful to an individual, due to a traumatising provocation of one’s values.
Same thing for our modern society. For our society to function and work out, the people have to have the right to feel feelings. Each society has its own unique way of doing things but its only that way so it can function properly. Overall, The Giver compared to modern society has many differences and some similiraties, such as family units, rules and laws, and feelings. In the book, the society the author tries to create is a lie.
In “What is Cultural Identity” by Elsie Trumbull and Maria Pacheco it states that “we can imagine culture as invisible webs of composed values, beliefs, ideas about appropriate behavior, and socially constructed truths”, according to this statement culture is embedded into us and effects the way people see everything. It’s hard for people to see their culture, in addition this evidence says “Most of the time our cultures are invisible to us yet they are the context within which we operate and make sense of the world.” Therefore culture has an effect on everyone.
Society functions on the assumption that everyone has his own role to play; this allows the norms set, to dictate the way we should think, behave and act. The role that each person undertakes is dependent on factors such as class, race or gender. And this is why we have numerous roles available to us, simple or grand; yet, all needed to establish a well – functioning society. But from the many societal roles open to us, stems an elitist mentality that some roles are better or of more importance as compared to others, which is exemplified in the short stories: “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and “The Night Watchman’s Occurrence Book.” While both the grandmother from Flannery O’ Conner’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and W.A.G. Inskip from Naipul’s “The Night Watchman’s Occurrence Book” believe that they are just performing their roles, their elitist mentality pushes them to impose themselves and their ideas on the “proper way”.
Rosaldo goes on to the criticize the way that the anthropologists tried to understand cultural aspects objectively, as many aspects of culture require one to be a part of the culture to understand it. I feel like Rosaldo was bald even to criticize anthropologists understandings. This idea of understanding a culture to be futile, as cultures are subjective, and only those within it will understand my perspective. Rosaldo writes: “My inability to conceive the force of anger in grief led me to seek out another level of analysis that could provide a deeper explanation for older Men’s desire to headhunt” (Rosaldo). This shows that there was just a complete inability to understand, and opens up a real idea of personal thoughts.
Everybody in the world perceives life differently than others do because of our unique cultures. Since we have cultures, both nonmaterial and material culture, we can comprehend the world around us and give our lives meaning (Parrillo, 2016). Material cultures are tangible objects that have a concrete meaning to them, and nonmaterial cultures are intangible products that additionally have a paramount consequentiality to them. Nonmaterial cultures, like languages, actions, and opinions, avail us grasp authenticity. The languages we verbalize and are habituated with can both enhance and diminish our perception of reality.
Freud's theories and research methods were controversial during his life and still are today, but few dispute his tremenWhat I understood by archetypes is that they are inborn behavior tendencies which shape the human behavior. Jung main archetypes are not 'types' in the way that each person may be classified as one or the other. Rather, we each have all basic archetypes within us. They are based in the observation of differing but repeating patterns of thought and action that re-appear time and again across people and different places, like in the form of some old myth, symbols, etc. An archetype is like a model image of a person or role and includes the mother figure, father, wise old man and clown/joker, amongst others.
Identity Most people believe that identity is a fixed factor of your personality, but as Mel Schwartz says in her article, “we are perpetually re-framing, re-organizing, re-thinking, and re-considering ourselves”. With all the changing we as humans do it would be impossible to constantly be grounded to the same couple of words that we claim to be our identity. Schwartz mentions that there are two extremes when it comes to identity; those who know themselves and those who don’t know themselves. The perfect balanced between these two extremes is said to be ideal for truly creating your identity, but unfortunately is a very difficult task. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Arthur Dimmesdale is certain he knows his identity.
Box Theory: the theory of roles Who are we to decide who we are in society, more often than not society chooses who we are and others accept it as truth. Some would say that everybody is like a box and we have a certain place we fit into in the world, but then one question remains. Can we escape from the place society gives us or are we stuck in your place forever? In the short story “Breaking and Entering”, Sherman Alexie creates a sense of tension through his use of stereotypes, to suggest that society has a limited set of expectations and goals for individuals depending on their race. A great example of how Sherman Alexie uses stereotypes to push an individual into a group is when Elder Briggs’s mother, Althea Riggs, was talking to a reporter and said “The police don't care about my son because he’s black… He’s just another black boy killed by a white
They argue that it has many major flaws, but they acknowledge that parts of theory have some truth to it. Throughout this essay, cultural relativism will be questioned, but also supported in some ways. The idea of cultural relativism reminds me of a sociological term--ethnocentrism--that essentially means the opposite. Ethnocentrism is essentially a bias about your own culture against other cultures. One can only see their culture (usually as dominant to the others), rather than attempting to see the perspective of whatever culture is in question.