Importance Of Assimilation In The Novel 'The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down'

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Everyone comes from a cultural background carrying a different set of beliefs. Much of your identity is influenced by the environment in which you grew up in and by how you were brought up and raised. Since birth, you were taught by your parents and community a standard in which ways to behave, in which ways to interact with others respectively, in which is right from wrong, the list goes on. These are just a few that are ingrained in someone unknowingly. If one were to immerse himself fully into another country, chances are that he will stick to his own ideals greatly outweighs his willingness to abandon them. In the novel, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down written by Anne Fadiman, the author brings awareness to the readers of the …show more content…
I 'm not the first one to say this. We 've had many people over the years, for many, many years, saying the same thing. This is a country where we speak English, not Spanish.” Though I am not a Spanish descendent but of a Chinese descendent, I could still empathize for all the other fellow Chinese immigrants as well as immigrants from other parts of the world in that they’re not welcomed.
Regardless of whether someone is an immigrant or one who lacks the ability to communicate with one another, one should deserve the basic form of human interaction etiquette in a form of respect. We should empathize with them and acknowledge their weaknesses and help those in need instead of putting them down and excluding them. After Lia’s unfortunate incident, the Mercy Medical Center Merced now offers an interpreter service for families in need of translators in several different ways including in person for patients at the hospital, over the line on the blue phone service that is available in every room, as well as sign language over live video. These offering services enable those with disadvantages to have their thoughts heard and while in the meantime, also helping them feel more connected and accepted. The sense of belonging is a goal that every country should strive towards, for this is one of the crucial steps in bringing both peace and

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