Two Ways To Belong In America

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Culture is past down from generation to generation it greatly defines who the person and is and how the see and view things differently from other people in different cultures Every culture sees things differently, they all have a different perspective or a point of view that makes things abnormal to them.Culture tremendously impacts/influences the way they see others and the world.

Culture is a part of a person that shapes them and gives them a point of view on how they see other people and the world.In the short story Everyday Use it is a good example of culture being a big part in how they view others and the world.in the short story it says “...I reckon she would” I said. “ god knows i been saving’em for long enough with nobody using them. I hope she will!” I didn't want
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In the text is says “... I was prepared for (and even welcomed) the emotional strain that came with marrying outside my ethnic community” people see that culture really affect little to nothing of their views on the people and the world.even though it's show someone's cultural identity doesn't show much but with cultural identity it makes things different it makes people happy of course people have a different outlook but culture will still be a big role that you will always remember. In the short story Two Kinds it talks about a girl who’s culture is to play the piano, but doesn't follow her culture and it's okay because that part doesn't affect your whole culture like you will always have the rest of your culture which in the end will still shape her view on the world, culture will always have that position. only because you don’t follow your culture through all the way doesn't mean it won’t tremendously impact the way you see other and the

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