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Rawan, Karim, Wail
Julie Norminton
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12 February 2015 Tendency to evaluate According to The Center for American Progress, between 2000 and 2012 there was a 31.2 percent increase in the foreign born population in the U.S. So, the prediction for the next ten years is to increase this ratio. From that statistic, it is obvious that the U.S has a Varity of cultures leading people to evaluate each other depending on their backgrounds. Both zitkala-Sa the author of “The School Days of an Indian Girl” and Amy Tan the author of “Mother Tonuge” experience the difficulty of new culture because they came from different cultures with different languages. People have a big desire to be with others who are similar to themselves. This is because they share the same way of doing things, the same values and work by similar rules. When people being with others who have similarities to themselves, the way they have of doing things just seems like common sense. However, sometimes family, life’s conditions, work or other conditions take people out of their home country to another one and when this happens they encounter a hard time to adjust themselves into new cultures. These difference between cultures lead people to evaluate each other whether it is decent or immoral. Therefore, tendency to evaluate causes conflicts and confusion between people who are trying to adapt into other culture. Physical appearance or clothing and speaking a different language are the main causes that lead people to evaluate each other. Judging people from the standpoint of our own culture is a natural desire for all people. “In The School Days of an Indian Girl,” Zitkala-Sa gives examples how European Americans treated and evaluated her strangely based on appearance. When she was riding the train some fair women stopped their speed of wavering their babies and examined her because of her different outfit and appearing. Also, children

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