Cultural identity is one of the most important aspects of someone’s personality. That can be expressed through art, music, religion, and much more. Hayden Herra’s, “ Biography of Frida Kahlo “ , tells not only Frida’s life story, but also the compassion she showed to her culture. Another piece of writing that shows passion for their culture is Kristen Lee’s, “ Multiculturalism Explained in one word: HAPA “, Cultural identity provides a person with pride as shown through the exerpt of Hayden Herra’s, “ Biography of Frida Kahlo “, Kristen Lee’s interview about, “ Multiculturalism Explained in one word: HAPA “, and my own personal experience. Kahlo’s cultural identity was probably expressed everywhere she went.
With that description, I was led to believe that they were good people, but I can also believe that the other presented them as being great help and when you have great help then you better keep them. If you do not keep them you could end up with trash. O’Connor supports my statement as she states, “She had had plenty experience with trash” (O’Connor 369). The author’s statement gives the reader the interpretation that societal status is present in the story with the discussion of trashy people to good country
Depending on which perspective someone has, values are either shaped by the crippling society one lives in or caused by human nature’s favoritism for one species of man becoming exalted above the rest. Therefore, to escape the harsh reality of environmental injustice, a beloved pastime includes not only reading literature but being swept away into the story under the guise of fictional characters. Evidently, this experience is prevalent in Judith Cofer Ortiz’s “Abuela Invents the Zero” and Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, where Constancia and Tom Sawyer reflect on their actions that were causing family anguish, disputing whether their pride is worth destroying their loved ones’ confidence. Through similar circumstances, Constancia and Tom realize that to make themselves feel justifiable to others, they must reduce their self-assurance to appreciate others, sooner rather than being outcasted again. The protagonist Constancia in Ortiz’s short story “Abuela Invents the Zero” comes to understand that through depreciation of others, a negative self-reflection gives way to raising others’ merit by how they truly feel instead.
The most influential agent of socialization I the family. In this chapter this is shown, generally the kids in “street” families had the tendency to act similar to their parents. “The kind of home he comes from influences but does not determine the way he will ultimately turnout,” (105). The kids would be quick to hit someone else if they did not get their way, they would yell and argue in very unorderly fashions, just like they had seen their parents do or other adults they had been surrounded by. Aside from family peers are also a strong agent of socialization, especially in a system like this in which children are raised through accomplishment of natural growth, in which they are surrounded by other children in all their free time and often times children not in their age group.
Ultimately, I really enjoyed reading about the Nacirema and their exclusive traditions. Also I enjoyed the research conducted, however, it would have been interesting to learn about their physical appearance, environment, social skills, roles, and how they acquire
The main factors contributing to these are, stereotypes, historical events, real life experiences and Two main ways Indigenous Australians can be represented in fiction and non-fiction texts are as people who are kind and friendly or people who are troublesome. Some factors that
They would be encouraging to see both others going through the same life altering transition as well as a shelter of acceptance. I also think I would value the community environment and being able to find role models who have gone through their transition and are now living successful lives. Overall, this chapter made me realize it’s easy to have sympathy, but having empathy is whole other thing. Also having a place to find empathy while going through something as drastic as gender transitioning would be beneficial and help ease possible anxiety and
Through serving others, I have come to realize that every person, regardless of one’s cultural background, has something to offer to the community. As an immigrant, I was quite hesitant about accepting new challenges. The fear of others’ judgment regarding my performance hindered my progress. However, through serving others in various capacities, I was able to interact and help people in my community, who themselves helped me overcome my fears. Whether helping patients at St. John Providence or assisting refugees at the American Red Cross, I was amazed as to how much my presence made a difference, especially for those who needed me to interpret for them.
It has opened my eyes to the real world without technology. It has taught me various skills within enculturation, facial feedback, empathetic listening, primary emotion, tolerance for ambiguity, distracted listening and perception. Enculturation has taught me to know my values and beliefs. It has made it clear to me about my culture and what I do and do not believe in within my generation. Also, within other cultures, it has made me curious to learn the similarities and differences they have from me.
Self-awareness is an initial step to understand the variations of cultures. It could help an individual to realize the essentials of his or her own culture that are usually neglected in daily life. In this essay, I would like to explore the Vietnamese culture under my own reflection and express my opinions about cultural variation discussion in international environments. At first, there is a variety of important factors that influenced Vietnamese culture but family is the most important point. In fact, a typical Viet family includes grandparents, parents and children living together under a same roof.