American Lore is just like any other lore it has myths, legends, and fairy tales, but American lore shows the history of America and how we live today, with a twist to the story. With Legends, myths, and fairy tales it expresses the way americans think and how creative we can be to come up with these stories from things that could actually happen. Legends are based on historical facts Myths are based on religion and gods and goddesses. Fairy Tales are made believe not real, includes special creatures. Tall tales and legends are more based in American lore and is heavily based on history and the many traditional stories that are spread from generation to generation. American lore is based on, “power social status and prestige, control or dominance over people and resources. Achievement which is a personal success through demonstrating competence according to social standards . Hedonism pleasure or sensuous
The obvious answer to this question would most likely be, “America is a melting pot. The many different diverse cultures that fill up the country are what makes America, America.” This answer is in fact, true. The United States of America is the land of the free and is full of opportunities. The pledge of allegiance to the U.S.A flag, does say “liberty and justice for ALL” does it not? People from all over the globe leave their families and homes to find their freedom, their purpose, and to live the lives they have always imagined, America would provide for them. But what is it about the United States of America that is so appealing to outsiders?
Because my neighbor is considered suburban it often gets a bad rep. A lot of people think that suburbs are boring and aren't interesting. As this suggests, the problem is also cultural. For the most part, American culture and opinion are still created, even in the Internet age, in cities at either edge of the continent. If intellectuals do deign to look at the suburbs they assume that so much banality must be hiding something deeply
I find myself curious about the past. From ancient civilizations to the technological advancements that have made us who we are today, the past has been instrumental in the development of the present. Much like in essay “America” I too think of the United States when I hear the word America, even if you do an internet search for “America” the first result would be something pertaining to the United States. As an immigrant from Trinidad West Indies at the age of 13 all I knew of the United States was the name America that was associated with it. Knowing nothing more I was introduced to the American culture in the 7th grade. Never having study the history of the United States I have learned the culture and what it means to be an American from
The students for a democratic society explain the changes took over the culture of America within the past few years. The government systems or organizations are manipulated and shows no interest towards people rather than “of, by, and for the people.” The threat of war, overpopulation and technology are testing the country’s commitment towards democracy and freedom. The fact is that each individual shows interest in his/her own progress and does not show any interest towards its own fellow people. The institutions and government organizations show a lot of interest towards their profit, but least interest towards the growth of the nation as a whole. Investors bought the skills and potentials of intelligent people for their own profit. There
Often, I consider whether there are other living creatures around that we have not yet found. A while prior I had a thought to investigate the universe all the more intently. In light of my interest, I recently went by an irregular planet called Earth. As I landed on Earth, everything was extraordinary; it was as though I was trapped in a snow globe all my life and did not know anything past. Consequently, I felt ecstasy as I walked through a narrow pavement exploring the nature around me. Our own particular planet varies in a wide range of viewpoints. In addition, there are frequent significant differences in other living creatures. I observed a common species and examined them well; they refer to themselves as humans, more specifically Americans.
What is the first thing most Americans do when they wake up in the morning, when they get out of their car, or when they are done with school or work? They check their cell phones for updates. Currently media ,technology and their roles with communication have a strong hold over our everyday lives. We search for answers in the media and our tech, looking to form questions to get answers and learn to about how the world is affecting us personally. Through tech we decide what places we are going to go, our political opinions, what’s in style, and many other things that we seem to think is important . Mass media has developed dramatically over the last 100 years, and each change has influenced American’s culture in someway or another. This paper
Hi, Feng. This is a well written argument. I entirely agree with your augment and it has a good flow and a good evidence to support your opinion. Still personally, I think it would be better if you use cultural difference rather than saying that people at rural area does not believe in science. It has sort of indication that they are barbaric people who only believe God’s words. Even though according to cross examination Bryan’s words dies reflect that idea though I think that is not the only reason why two sides of America have cultural gap. I would say that rural area people does not like influence from new modernized and provocative mass media like Hollywood movies and advertising. They have different perspectives on altering culture.
The culture and economical impacts that the american indigenous people had on the europe and in return is that the american people impacted them on culture by their tradition of creating items, there food and the way on how they have dressed. The reason on how they have effected them on how they created items. When the indifenouse people were creating somethnig they would regurarly gather items to make like when crafting different kinds of guitars regurarly was created by a use of an armadillo
In my opinion, cultural differences are diminished with falling trade barriers and increased internationalization. For example, let's think about 1960s people. They basically had no idea another culture. I have watched several TV shows that elder Korean immigrants talk about culture shock they experienced at that time. However, as an international student, did I of course there was some culture shocks I experienced, however, I realized that I knew much larger part of American culture than my thinking. Cultural differences that I experienced were totally different and much less than cases from 1960s. It only took a month to understand these cross-cultural differences and I think this is because of increased degree of international experience
After reading passages, short stories, a novel, and listening to class lectures, I have learned that “American” really means whatever we truly want it to mean, in terms of how we want to define ourselves as people and a country. Personally, I feel as though American can be defined as “having the right to speaking, writing, and acting in a way that we wish without being hindered, of course within reason.” Our country is based on freedom and how we have rights as Americans. Another interesting term that ties in with American is the term American culture. Within this short essay, I will define American culture; discuss an important point and example of how Emerson influenced Whitman; and finally, a point about how the culture of Native Americans and the diversity of the tribes can tie in with American culture.
Throughout the premodern period, we see how the nature of cross-cultural trade, migration, and disease is related to how certain historical events has taken place. It is understood how the nature of cross-cultural trade, migration, and disease effected the civilization during the premodern era through documented evidence such as Journey of Faxian to India, Journey of Friar of Pian de Carpine to the Court of Kuyuk Khan, 1245-1247, Pegolotti’s Merchant Handbook, The Decamaron, Novel 1 of the 3rd Day. These documents historically identified numerous reasons as to why certain events occurred that effected the nature of cross-cultural trade, migration, and disease.
Of course, culture has a huge role in how we are brought up. This falls into the nature vs nurture idea that we discussed in previous weeks. I'm completely aware that this is something that has developed in our culture and others similar to it. Although, we can still see some division within our own country. Say you go to the southern United States, the people there aren't going to take as kindly to a woman doing, say a construction job, or any other job that is primary done by men, but if you go to say New York or California there may still be some division, but I don't feel it would be as harsh. The same goes for the entire gay marriage movement, I'd imagine the southern states wouldn't take as kindly to it as they would in some of the more
1. Family: What was the culture(s) (home culture) that you were exposed to as you were growing up? What food, music, and languages were you exposed to? Describe a few things that were important to you during this time in your life.
Does the ocean separate cultures? Location doesn't dictate the things we do traditionally or daily. In any two locations there are just as many similarities as there are differences. Differences in living standards, food, and transportation stand out more because they may not be as practical in a specific location. Japan and America outdo each other in comparison and relate in so many ways except size.