Culture In My Mother Pieced Quilts By Teresa Palomo Acosta

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A view on individuality can be formed in many different ways. One way in particular is the formation of someone’s culture. Beliefs, religion, music, and so much more make up the concept of culture. A person’s aspect of the world around them can be influenced by culture.

Someone’s personal culture can result in them having a negative experience. By Any Other Name by Santha Rama Rau, is a story about two Indian sisters that go to an English school. The girls experience racism and hatred because of their skin color and where they come from. They even get bullied by the administrators from the school, “Oh, my dears, those are much too hard for me. Suppose we give you pretty English names” (Rau 35). The girls have never experienced something
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In the story My Mother Pieced Quilts by Teresa Palomo Acosta, it demonstrates how family members bring people together. This story is about a mother making a quilt when her child observes her actions and begins to question the meaning of the quilt. The quilt resembles the importance of family, “these gentle strips of communication cotton and flannel nightgowns…” (Acosta 54). This line represents bring family memories together and to cherish those memories you still have. Bringing fabrics together that display their family heritage will ways make them remember who they are and where they learned the things they …show more content…
This is a story about an African American family and one day their daughter comes back home after receiving and education. Dee, the daughter that received education, shows her culture based on her past more than her present unlike her sister Maggie, the sister that has not received education. Since Dee’s education, she believes she need to display her heritage like a museum. Since her own personal experiences lead her to believe this, her culture is rather different then Maggie’s or their mother’s, “’ You just don’t understand.’ She said as Maggie and I came out to the car. ‘What don’t understand?’ I wanted to know. ‘Your heritage,’ she said” (Walker 65). From this statement, you learn that Dee believes culture needs to be viewed as she has viewed it. However, from personal experiences that everyone requires, people view things different and don’t always agree on the same thing. This is because everyone’s culture

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