Personal Narrative Analysis

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In chapter three its main focus is on culture, and how culture is different in every society, group of people, race, and region of the world. I believe what intrigued me the most about chapter three is that it shows the differences in people. An interesting thing that caught my eye was the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis that says whichever language is most predominant to you is how you see the world. Like the way the English language is structured has an effect on our ability to think and perceive things. The example given in class really made sense to me because it had a side by side comparison that showed the languages weren’t the same when interpreted. In the English language to say a woman having a baby is to give birth or be in labor. That comes…show more content…
I now strongly believe in the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, because it was proved and laid out right in front of me. Culture shock was another thing I thought about quite often during the chapter reading. I experienced a mild case of culture shock when I first moved to the valley. I came down about three years ago from Dallas, Texas. I moved in with an aunt of mine, and also my best friend’s family and both are from Hispanic family/culture. Everything they did was different to me because my family didn’t have the same values and things they had. From the way they would greet one another, the religion they practiced including the symbols that went along with that, the food, the music, and the language. One practice I saw is they have the outmost respect for their elders. So for the first couple of months I really didn’t know how to feel, I went along awkwardly until I learned to appreciate the culture I came across. Considering it was still similar in some ways, it was still different for someone like me coming from the household were we didn’t do certain things like they

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