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    Creole American Culture

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    Merriam Webster defines an individual who is “creole” as “a person of European descent born especially in the West Indies or Spanish America.” (“Creole”) With this definition, almost every individual is or knows someone who would be considered creole. Over four hundred years ago, thousands upon thousands of Africans were resentfully transported to the distorted new world with the intention to be bargained for. Even though they were stripped from every physical attribute that they called their own, the abstract idea of culture superseded through their misfortunes. Furthermore, the resilience exhibited by these enduring creatures is still profoundly prevalent today, but is at risk of being abandoned. The ideals that were shared years and years…

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    women. Mentioned by Chopin early in the book, Edna was a Kentucky-born Presbyterian who married into the glamorous world of the wealthy Creole culture. This puts her at a disadvantage, as she never truly feels “at home” within the Creole society; she is simply included due to her marriage with Leonce, a well-to-do Creole. By marrying Leonce, she sacrifices her old lifestyle in Kentucky, to assimilate to the new expectations she has in New Orleans. As a wife, Edna does not have the opportunity…

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    Creole Lens

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    what makes America what it is. These languages should not be purged in favor of English, but preserved in order for future generations to garner an understanding of the various cultures and ideologies that go along with different languages. In nearly every town in America, multiple languages or accents can be found. It can be interesting how these accents and languages were created or brought to these areas. For example, the article “Viewing Los Angeles Through a Creole Lens” is clearly about…

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    Africans in Colonial Mexico is vastly different than the typical slave narrative which narrate slavery from an economic standpoint. Placing importance on the domestic lives of the African/Creole population of modern day Mexico offers a new perspective into the life of slaves and free blacks, giving them greater depth that goes beyond the population’s relation to horrific punishment and economic systems. All in all, the narrative succeeds in narrating this history through a religious scope but…

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    Creole Pidgins and creoles are used in third world nation. Both of them are occurred in response in order to change in the political and social environment of the community where they are spoken in. Nowadays, over one hundred pidgins and creoles are spoken around the world, but different languages. Actually, most pidgins and creoles are based on European languages, mostly on English, Spanish and French. Also, in Egypt and Arab countries there are some groups of people whom spoke mixed of…

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    Essay On Haitian Creole

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    There are two very contrasting languages that I associate myself with. My native language is Haitian Creole, a language that arose among a nation of people that had a large impact on history. When I spoke my native language, I thought nothing of it, it held very little to no significance to me, until I lost it. My second language, English, is detrimental to my success in this world. I had to work hard to learn it, understand it and an even greater deal of difficulty having to speak it. Often…

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    Creole Language Analysis

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    In this article they have kept their focus on what are ‘creole’ and ‘pidgin’ languages and what the public has generally understood by the two languages. Creolist do not agree with the precise definition of the two terms, nor do they specify that how many languages have been considered under the two categories. It is a language that represents speech-forms that do not have any native speakers and is generally used by the people, as a form of communication, who do not share a common language. The…

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    Caribbean. Because of this, it can be inferred that she is a spy from the U.S. even though she may not know it. Her observations are about what life is like for the Creoles, and non-Creoles, the positions of women in society, and what life was like in the urban areas and in the rural areas. The Creole’s life in St. Domingue before the revolution was good for some of the Creoles. Hassel comments on “One of them, whose annual income before the revolution was fifty thousand dollars … now lives…

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    Creole Gender Roles

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    Understanding gender roles in a Creole society, we must identify the time this novel took place and its stereotypical image of their roles. This novel took place in the Victorian era which was a time where both genders needed strength and support from each other. The era associated with the values of social and sexual restraints that people had during that time. In the article, Victorianism in America, a man would likely have “this tendency to “’go to work’” (par.4), while the “women were…

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    The Grandissimes Analysis

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    The Cruelty of Society Towards Women in The Grandissimes Ashley Renshaw says, “Always stand for what you believe in because it might just be the change the world needs.” Like Renshaw, Aurora and Clotilde go to extreme measures to stand firm in what they believe in while encountering many obstacles along the way. In George Washington Cable’s book, The Grandissimes, Cable shows his readers the harshness society presses upon Creole women during the nineteenth century. Cable’s depiction of the…

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