British Culture Essays

  • The British Cultures: The History Of The British Empire

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    special place in the history of the British Empire between 1600 and 1850. In order to truly understand the impact the British Empire had on the world and vice versa. One must explore the cultural interactions between the British colonists with the foreign lands they were forcing themselves upon. As the author puts very simply, the cultural interaction of taking captives in this era was not a linear process. Those Britons who came to the colonies slaving out other cultures for their benefit one day, may

  • The Influence Of British Tea And Its Effects On British Culture

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    demand, and eventually became centerpieces of British culture. Tea temporarily strengthened the mind of whoever drank it unlike spirits that dulled it. Britain emerged as the “...first global superpower...” (Standage 176) and to maintain such high prestige, the population needed to be operating at one hundred percent, and so “If the sun never set on the British Empire, it was perpetually teatime, somewhere at least” (Standage 176). Thanks to tea, the British were able to tirelessly work day and night

  • The Importance Of British Culture In Britain

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    What about London is British? British culture, a complex term with no right definition as there are many different perceptions of what British culture really is. Britain as it is today is commonly seen as a multicultural and multi-faith society. Which is a society that consist of several cultures, meaning that Britain is a country brimming with different ethnic minorities living alongside. A country, whereas the dish curry, whichever is an Indian cuisine has been adopted as a national dish. Additionally

  • The Americanization of British Culture after WWI

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    as music. In fact, many British citizens noticed an increase in American-made goods available in their country. As many men fell in war, America rose as a new superpower, creating situations that would lead to a more homogenous society. American domination of the world market from 1914 to 1930 started the “Americanization” of Britain’s culture through increased American influence and the simultaneous disdain for traditional Victorian society by the new generation of British youth. America’s mobilization

  • How Did British Colonization Shape Indian Culture

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    At it’s peak, the British Empire covered nearly 25% of the World’s total land mass, surpassing the expanse of the Mongol Empire. With this information, it is easy to conclude that England had a significant impact on the development of the world as we know today. In this paper, I will specifically explore the ways British colonization shaped Indian Culture. The Honourable East India Company, also known as the East India Company, was a British joint-stock company formed by a group of merchants

  • The Effect of the Spanish, French and British on Indian Culture in North America

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    Spanish, French and British on Indian Culture in North America The life styles of the Indians of the Americas changed greatly over time, almost completely influenced by Western culture. Each of the different

  • The Importance Of British Humor In British Culture

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    Introduction Humour is an universal human characteristic which all cultures posses. In the British society it is important to have humour, because it is seen as demonstration of health and well being. Humour firstly appeared in British literature during the Middle Ages, when Chaucer developed the storytelling tradition along with the ironies that resulted from the juxtaposition of people from different classes and points of view. Britain’s ancient class system has always been a mystery to strangers

  • British Influence On American Culture

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    It is more difficult to define what is typical British today than sixty years ago. Even though the Brits are engaged in keeping their traditions, and not very eager to make big changes, we still see a change to some extent. The way the world defines as typical British is not the same as the people of Britain might define as typical British. Britain owes many typically British things to foreign cultures, but some groups fail to recognize this, showing racist tendencies. During the first decades

  • My First Visit to Nigeria

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    left, in early 1994, I experienced and learnt a lot about the Nigerian culture. My main focus will be on the particular aspects of Nigerian culture that I saw as relevant to me as a teenager at the time, and also on my views before and after the journey. Up until the point of this journey I had lived most my life in the city of London and my cultural views were very much British. I was not very familiar with Nigerian culture, and the parts I was familiar with, which came mostly through my parents

  • Fate and Free Will in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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    paradox, but one must remember the tragic vision of Western tradition, both secular and religious, that dictates a similar paradox. It is important to note that Achebe was a product of both traditional Igbo society and the colonizing British culture. Therefore, the narrative is influenced by two strikingly opposed philosophies. The tragic hero, Okonkwo, may have been crafted to express, not only the Igbo philosophy of harmony, but the outsider interpretation of a seemingly paradoxical

  • The History of Feminine Fiction:Exploring Laura Runge’s Article, Gendered Strategies in the Criticism of Early Fiction

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    novel became recognized as a feminine genre, criticism ignored the achievement of female authors and became overtly masculine. In defining literary achievement by male standards, criticism reinforced the subordinate role of women in both the British culture and literature. Runge says it is the gendered literary hierarchy, established in the criticism of the eighteenth century, that makes it difficult to evaluate the history of the entire novel. As the social and economic conditions of eighteenth

  • Woolf's Advice for the Woman Artist

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    late-twentieth century British woman writer, Jeanette Winterson has taken to heart Woolf's advice in A Room of One's Own that "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction" (4), but Winterson has also, as Michele Roberts points out, "incur[red] the wrath" of the cultural gods as a result. Winterson has used her literary and financial success to secure a life centered around her work and her concerns-- much to the fascination and horror of the British literary establishment

  • Henry James' The Wings of the Dove

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    Hawthorne. Then, there is a harness of French, British, and American culture in his works. His first novel, Watch and Ward (1871) was written while he was travelling through Venice and Paris. James wrote novels that portrayed Americans living abroad during his first years in Europe. He is a very important literary figure both in American and British culture. However, he loves Europe and this fact gives us a clue about his interest in different cultures that come out as American characters traveling

  • The British Invasion In Musical Pop Culture

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    2014 The British Invasion Rock ‘n’ roll, Woodstock, James Bond, and the Beatles are what we think of when one of the most famous decades in history, the 1960s, comes to mind. This decade was overflowing with all different genres of music, from jazz to rock to R&B, as well as plenty of theatrical productions, both in and out of the cinema, and the various fashions and hairstyles of these years are not to be forgotten. One of the most well-known occurrences of this era was the British pop culture invasion

  • The Bourgeois Social Class in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

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    century English society. And upon first reading the CT, one might mistake Chaucer's acute social awareness and insightful characterizations as accurate portrayals of British society in the late 1300s and early 1400s. Further, one might mistake his analysis, criticism, and his sardonic condemnation of many elements of British culture for genuine attempts to alter the oppressive system producing such malevolent characters as the Friar, the Summoner, the Pardoner, and the Prioress. If one believes

  • British Invasion Influence On American Culture

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    During the late 50’s and early 60’s the skiffle scene was starting to die out, and it’s place emerged and flourishing culture of groups. With acts such as Elvis Presley and the whole R&B genre starting to die, music became vulnerable to a whole new type of sound that the world has yet to hear. The Rock scene came to be when the British invasion got into American’s hearts. In many of the big urban cities of the U.K. (Liverpool, London, Manchester, and Birmingham) there was around 300+

  • The British Music Invasion: The Effects on Society and Culture

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    “So the British invasion was more important as an event, as a mood: than as music” (Bangs, 171). This was the British invasion. I wasn’t just about the music, it was more then that; this is what makes it so unique. It didn’t just happen to effect America by chance, it lifted the spirits and moods of its youth. It isn’t just coincidence that Kennedy was assassinated right before the Beatles famous Ed Sullivan Show performance. The whole country was in a deep depressive doldrum after the assassination

  • Lost Identity Found

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    Than Rubies,” develops characters who experience similar identity crises. In his piece, “The Rainbow Sign,” Kareishi explores three responses to encounters with a foreign and hostile culture: outright rejection of the foreign culture, complete assimilation into foreign culture, or adoption of a synthesis of the two cultures. Kareishi himself embraces each of these different approaches at different times in his life, while characters in Rushdie’s short stories embody specific approaches. Kareishi’s discussion

  • Xuela’s Character in Jamaica Kincaid's Autobiography of My Mother

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    failings that Xuela does not seem to possess. In light of Xuela's deep-seated resentment of authority, stubborn love of the degraded and unacceptable, intense rejection of the ìmaster-slaveî relationship, and--most pointedly--her hatred of the British and British culture, many critics have embraced the idea that Xuela is highly symbolic of the conquered, colonized races whose blood makes up her own. There are many complex parallels between Xuela's character and the collective psyche and cultural beliefs

  • Rip Van Winkle and its Impact on Society

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    Impact on Society Events, no matter how small can change a society, a culture, and an outlook in the blink of an eye. Whether it is in a war, a speech, a gesture, or even a novel. Washington Irving made an incredible impact from his short story "Rip Van Winkle", drawing the events surrounding him to form a simple story with deep meaning. To bring to a pinpoint, the story shaped the American culture as the American culture shaped the story. Washington should not be able to take full credit