Cultural Separation In Tecumseh And Borderlands, By Charles Mair

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A major reason for culture separation is because of borders between countries. This is because “…a border creates barriers, too, and conflict between the adjoining cultures.” (pg.65 Lundy) The play Tecumseh by Charles Mair shows the negative aspects of attitude between the longest border sharing cultures, the Canadians, and the Americans. Along the southern border of the United States, Derek Lundy in Borderlands shows the negative affects the border creates on the cultures of Americans and Mexicans. The authors portray each of the separation between cultures differently but they both set a negative tone towards what the culture barrier does. Both Tecumseh and Borderlands show there are significant differences characteristically in North America,…show more content…
On the America side, they are suspicious of everyone who is not American and do a very thorough job of keeping out any potential lawbreakers that try to get in. Whichever side of this ‘important’ cultural boundary a person in on reflects directly on your importance of how you are treated by the American Border Control. For some Mexican people in this area it is just simply a nuisance having to go through customs but for some, it means they are lower class than the Americans and get treated like criminals. The cultural separation that the border presented in this book is straightforwardly having a negative impact on the people around the border. Tecumseh and Borderlands both show that there are significant differences between nations in North America. Charles Mair in Tecumseh depicts that the American’s are less educated and power hungry than the Canadians. Canadians are the trustworthy and educated allies. Derek Lundy in Borderlands describes the border between Mexico and America as a barrier between cultures a hostile environment between the countries. These pieces of literature, Tecumseh, and Borderlands, show the cultural separation in North America that is due to the attitudes of each

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