When we think of historical American journeys, we tend to think in terms of the road west. Modern literary accounts of American journeys similarly meditate on western wanderings, on romantically rediscovering America on its desert and mountain highways. All-American road movies, including Thelma & Louise, focus on journeys to and through the American West, repeatedly framed as a mythical, never-ending place in lingering, wide-pan shots of two-lane highways, one-pump gas stations, dusty cacti, neon
the United States and lastly having traditional nature of frontier values. Some motives in the novel are, childhood, adulthood and religion. And lastly some symbols that will be a primary focus throughout the work is the Nebraska landscape and the plow. In Willa Cather's work she focuses on her "powerful literary work that details nineteenth-century pioneer life in Nebraska, with all its hardships and beauties, and explores traditional American pioneer values, such as hard work, self-reliance, and the
most successful shows of American pop-culture till today. Consisting of decades of television and films, numerous novels and comics, and merchandise ranging from toys, games, clothing and more, Star Trek is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon in American popular culture. At the time of inception (late 1960s), Star Trek was originally pitched by creator Gene Roddenberry as a means by which promotion of a progressive ‘liberal’ agenda could be expressed through popular culture.
“It’s like the mafia presenting you with a bunch of flowers.” This was how Bill Hayden, the 21st Governor-General of Australia, once described the word ‘mate’. His statement is testament to multitude of interpretations of the word ‘mate’. The term ‘mate’ is a quintessential Australian expression; its meaning and usage have changed and evolved over the past 100 years and have drastically shaped contemporary Australian society. As a result of the word ‘mate’ being used in a variety of ways this
The large amount of diverse interactions that went about during the seventeenth century set the stage for a clash in culture and beliefs that ultimately caused enormous amounts of violence. While in some senses violence was a necessary act for survival for settlers, the main four reasons for the enormous amount of violence in the time period were, greed, entitlement, and fear. The violence happening during 17th century America ranged from wars, to witch hangings and acts of terrorism. It was a time
but one key element that is common to every country is what we refer to as culture. Culture has been described by various anthropologists in different ways but with common elements that have peculiarity to every definition given. There are two of such anthropologists (Kroeber and Kluckhohn, 1974) they critically reviewed concepts and definitions of culture and compiled a list of 164 different definitions. They defined culture as consisting of patterns implicit and explicit of and for behaviour acquired