Boy In The Striped Pajamas: Cultural And Personal Identity

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1. In the film, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, the concepts of person perception, cultural and personal identities and persuasive qualities are demonstrated through Bruno and Shmuel’s friendship. We can see person perception through the two boys because at their age to each other the other is just another boy their age that they can play with in a place where they are all alone. They have none of the prejudices or assumptions about each other that those older than them would have casted on each other. Cultural and personal identity is seen through Bruno wanting to be just like his father when he is pretending to be one of the German fighter planes with his friend. For Shmuel he develops his personal and cultural identity by also watching his …show more content…
In the film, Real Women Have Curves, Ana’s family has instilled values into her that reflect a culture that centers around family, tradition and religion. Her mother, Carmen, especially has taught her that your family and supporting them comes before your own wants and desires. They have drilled into her that helping her sister and family make ends meet at their factory has to come first before she can pursue her education any further. In terms of tradition, Carmen believes that women are not supposed to have minds or thoughts of their own, but instead focus on finding a husband who can give them a life and a family. She struggles with Estela, Ana’s older sister, not being married with children and the fact that Ana finds this ideology to be outdated. The family’s religion plays another important role in Ana’s community and family. Carmen is superstitious about the saint statue that is supposed to help her daughters find husbands. Their religion is also reflected by Ana lying to her family saying that she is going to Mass, but instead meets with her boyfriend in secret. This greatly conflicts with the American values she is exposed to in her everyday …show more content…
In the documentary, Beyond Our Differences, there are various worldviews of religion covered, one of them being Christianity. The film shows that Christianity has helped plenty of people with varying backgrounds throughout their lives. One powerful example of people finding their faith in Christianity is prisoners who have made it their mission to help others find their faith. One of the prisoners explains that he found it after he almost received the death sentence just days before his daughter was born. For him he believes that Christianity is how he can help other prisoners want to change their lives and be able to be good role models for others around them, including their children. Another prisoner wants to use his faith in Christianity to help young children not to go down the path that he has. These prisoners are examples of the strength and redemption that Christians believe God can offer. Another religion covered in the documentary is Islam. The documentary spends a great deal of time illustrating how many countries practicing Islam are having a tough time trying to find the right balance of how to run the government in a way that actually reflects what the religion believes. This is shown through the violence, wars and conflict going on by those perpetuating the hateful and misconstrued beliefs and those who are trying to make a change for their country and the religion that they believe in. A third religion covered in the documentary is Judaism. While Judaism

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