Frankenstein, a Gothic Novel Essay
Once a group of Chinese was visiting the home of an American. As they were shown around the house, they commented, "You have a very nice home. It's so beautiful." The hostess smiled with obvious pleasure and replied in good American fashion "Thank you" ---- which caused surprise among some of her Chinese guests. Later, while conversing at the dinner table, the host remarked to the Chinese interpreter, a young lady who had graduated not long ago from a university, "Your English is excellent. Really quite fluent." To this she demurred, "No, no. My English is quite poor" ---- an answer that he had not expected and found a bit puzzling.
Was the American hostess' reply immodest, as it seemed to some of the Chinese? …show more content…
Because language is indispensable to culture creation, meanwhile the change and development of language neither could be separated from that of culture, it is incredible to understand the above-mentioned culture of every layer without language. Language is a vehicle to culture, also a mirror to culture. Through a nation's language layers, we can see the colorful cultural formations and features of the notion. Due to striking