Nayirah Waheed Salt Quotes Analysis

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Quote 1: “He was crying, which is when I began to believe that he was really my family, because his crying was genuine and men in my culture rarely cried.” Reflection: This quote reveals something about the African culture. In African culture men are suppose to be “masculine” and “strong”. Even though I completely disagree with what they define as strong. I believe more strength is draw from someone who can be in touch with their feminine side. This expected attitude of men is in a book I read called Salt by Nayyirah Waheed, One quote from Salt that shows this theme is,”there have been soo many times i have seen a man wanting to weep but instead beat his heart until it was unconscious -masculine.” Which further proves that this is a big and

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