I don’t know about you but I’m proud of who I am and where I come from. Just because your race or culture is different from everybody else, it don’t mean you should be judge, put down, or be disrespected just because of that. In the text, “The F Word” and “Peeling Bananas” shows us how different cultures is combined together or how people immigrate from the own country and go to a new country where people don’t understand their background or culture. People constantly saying their names wrong and not making an effort to correct it. I believe they both are trying to say even though you move on to learn or adapt to a different community it doesn’t mean that you have to forget about where you came from or let people try to change you just because they cant adapt to you.
In “The F Word” Dumas expresses how people mispronounced her cousin name in humor. Instead of being serious or upset she makes a joke about it. Throughout the story she starts to get irritated at the fact people could not pronounce her name right and did not make the effort to try to pronounce it right. So by the end of the story she changes her name to Julie. She changed her name to Julie because it made her feel more comfortable around people. She also felt like she fit in with everybody because people new how to pronounce her name. In “Peeling Bananas” Wendy Lee expresses a more serious personality toward the situation instead of humor like Dumas did in the essay “The F Word”.
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