Comparing Cultures Essays

  • Comparing Culture in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Pride and Prejudice, and Neuromancer

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    Culture in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Pride and Prejudice, and Neuromancer America was formed on the basis of culture. Many different cultural backgrounds flocked to this one area and in the process many existing cultures were destroyed, while the new influx of humanity meshed to create an American culture. This constant flow of cultures from all over the world has kept the American culture in a state of flux. Each historical period has presented its classical viewpoint of American culture

  • Comparing Cultures in Heaney's Opened Ground and Roy's The God of Small Things

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    Comparing Cultures in Heaney's Opened Ground and Roy's The God of Small Things Many authors use experience in their lives to influence their writing. In the cases of Seamus Heaney and Arundati Roy, the experiences in their life and the experience that their countries went through shape their poems and stories in unimaginable ways. For example, Heaney puts into his poetry many experiences that his country, Ireland, went through. These experiences include the rise of war in Ireland between the

  • Comparing the Culture of Cambodia and American Culture

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    Comparing the Culture of Cambodia and American Culture After reading the novel Children of the River, I have learned some customs that people in Cambodia practice in their country. In this essay, I shall describe some examples of their traditions and contrast them with the American culture as shown in the novel and Honduran culture of which I am most familiar. One good example of this contrast is when Sundara, the main character of the novel, explains to Jonathan (Pg 23) that in Cambodia

  • Comparing Malaysia And Malaysian Culture

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    INTRODUCTION: Malaysia have a Malay culture, a Chinese culture, an Indian culture , a Eurasian culture, along with the cultures. the peninsula and north Borneo. A unified Malaysian culture is something only emerging in the country. The important social distinction in the emergent national culture is between Malay and non-Malay, represented by two groups: the Malay elite that dominates the country's politics, and the largely Chinese middle class whose prosperous lifestyle leads Malaysia's

  • Comparing Miraji And American Culture

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    A culture is entirely dependent upon the attitudes, beliefs, traditions, values, forms of government, and economic systems shared by a community. Cultures vary from region to region, which formulates an interesting and diverse world. The book, Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton showcases a unique desert culture that deviates from modern America. Although both the desert nation Miraji and the metropolitan United States of America possess a working-class, there are many differences between the two

  • Comparing Culture in Everyday Use, A&P, and Blue Winds Dancing

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    Culture in Everyday Use, A & P, and Blue Winds Dancing Alice Walker, John Updike, and Tom Whitecloud write stories in which culture plays an important role in many aspects of the conflict. In each story, a particular ethnic, occupational, social, gender, or age group's culture may be observed through characters' actions, thoughts, and speech. The decisions the characters make to resolve these conflicts in Everyday Use, A & P, and Blue Winds Dancing are affected by the characters cultural experiences

  • Comparing poems from different cultures.

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    Comparing poems from different cultures. Many poems deal with the theme of cultural identity. I have chosen three to compare, they are: Search For My Tongue, by Sujata Bhatt Half-Caste, by John Agard and Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan, by Moniza Alvi. I chose these three poems because I feel that they all deal with different aspects of cultural identity. For example Search for my tongue covers the aspect of losing your native tongue and using a ‘foreign’ language, Half-Caste

  • Comparing three poems from different cultures

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    Comparing three poems from different cultures Introduction The three poems that I will be comparing are ‘Presents from my aunts in Pakistan’ by Moniza Alvi, ‘Half-caste’ by John Agard and ‘Island Man’ by Grace Nichols. All of these poets have mixed-race backgrounds and all of these poems are linked in with the difficulties arising from having different cultural backgrounds. Story/theme ‘Presents from my aunts in Pakistan’ is reflective of Moniza Alvi’s childhood and her experiences

  • Comparing Cultures in Things Fall Apart and Heart of Darkness

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    Clashing Cultures in Things Fall Apart and Heart of Darkness A culture defines what it's people perceive about evil, the place it gives to women, and its relationship with other cultures. The Ibo and European people in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, have two distinct cultures that begin to blend when the white men come as missionaries and try to communicate and live together with the Africans. European culture also differs from native culture on the Congo rivers in Joseph Conrad's Heart

  • Comparing Culture And Two Ways To Belong In America

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    Culture, the behaviors and beliefs that a particular social, ethnic, religious, or age group possesses. Whether we like it or not a culture is always going to be apart of our life and it is most definitely not the same for every single person. Just as each book has a different story to tell, each culture does the same thing. Culture greatly affects the way people perceive others and the world around them by giving a person their sense of right and wrong, we take what we have learned from our culture

  • Moving Beyond the Language Barrier

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    multiculturism in a classroom. I agree with her idea of everyone sharing their writing and comparing cultures and backgrounds. After you learn to speak, you learn to read then you learn to write. I think writing has a lot to do with the way you speak and if you speak different from your peers, the writing you produce will mimic that and give students another way to understand your ethnic background and culture. I responded to Hairst... ... middle of paper ... ...ussian and had a very different

  • Comparing Canada And Canadian Culture And Cultural Differences In Indonesia And Canada

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    Indonesia and Canada are two countries that are highly different in Power distance. Firstly, power distance deals with how do less powerful members will tolerate and accept the big gaps that is distributed unequally between different social groups in a culture. Indonesia is one of the countries that is high on this dimension as it scores 78 unlike Canada which has a relatively low score of 39. This shows that Indonesia mainly depends on hierarchy power as there are unequal rights between power holders and

  • Comparing the cultures of the United States and Japan

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    I chose to compare and contrast the United States culture with the culture in Japan. There are a few similarities between the two, such as a love of the arts, fashion and baseball. However they are more culturally different than similar in very major aspects. Japan is a very homogenous society made up of about 98% ethnic Japanese. They tend to put a lot of emphasis on family and communities, and value the group more than the individual (Aliasis, 2013). The social hierarchy important and members

  • Comparing American Culture and Latino Culture

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    cultural values and traditions until we are exposed to a different culture, and start comparing. In order to have a more productive and fruitful life I believe we need to become more self-aware and more sensitive to the culturally and ethnically diverse community we live in. Two cultures that have been sharing the same living space for centuries are the Hispanic and American culture. In this paper I would be analyzing each culture giving a brief background and pointing out some aspects in how they

  • Comparing Chinese Culture in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and Kitchen God's Wife

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    Chinese Culture Exposed in Joy Luck Club and Kitchen God's Wife Traditional Chinese customs are described in great detail in Amy Tan's books. This rich culture adds interesting and mesmerizing detail to the intricate stories of both The Joy Luck Club and The Kitchen God's Wife. Traditions are apparent throughout all of the stories in The Joy Luck Club. One of the first instances is in the story from Ying-Ying St. Clair entitled "The Moon Lady." Ying-Ying is describing the Festival of

  • Comparing Beowulf And American Culture

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    by Burton Raffel, one would see culture from the Anglo Saxon civilization. Taking a glance into the American’s pop culture you would see a parallels between the two. You see how they boasts, how the appreciate values, and how they handle their views on the afterlife. When looking at American cultural values, one could find similarities and differences while looking at the Anglo Saxon civilization’s life. When looking at both the Anglo Saxon and American culture, the reader would see how the upper

  • Essay Comparing Beowulf and A Knight's Tale

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    Comparing Beowulf and A Knight's Tale In the stories of Beowulf and A Knight's Tale, there are many different themes. One of the major themes is the religion that runs through both of them, yet both stories have a very different view of religion. In Beowulf, it seems as if God has chosen where our life will end and where it will begin, everything happens by the will of God in a fair and just way. In The Knight's Tale, we see Greek gods playing with the characters and when they "play" with

  • Comparing American and Philippine Culture

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    December 10, 1898 with the Peace Treaty of Paris being signed which granted the United States Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines (Schaefer 33). Due to this, the Philippines culture shares many commonalities with American Culture. The American colonization of the Philippines embedded customs and traditions of the west into the culture of the Philippines. English was beginning to be more widely spoken, street signs were Americanized, telephone poles were set up, and train stations were established (Schaefer

  • Comparing Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now

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    Comparing Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now Heart of Darkness written by Joseph Conrad and "Apocalypse Now" a movie directed by Francis Coppola are two works that parallel one another but at the same time reflect their own era in time and their creator's own personal feelings and prejudices. "Apocalypse Now" was released in 1979 after two years in the making, as Coppola's modern interpretation to Joseph Conrad's novel, Heart of Darkness (Harris). Conrad's book is an excellent example of the

  • Comparing The Toltec And Aztec Culture

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    people (known by a different name at that time) and their shared city. Their city was burned down and the Mexica, the rulers of the Aztec empire, invaded and conquered their civilization. Their stories still live on but their language, religion, and culture are no longer