Cultural Diversity Through Literary Art.
Read the book The Color Purple by Alice Walker. What insights into the culture described in the book did you get? 1. Demonstrate knowledge of the differences and similarities among the cultures described in the course readings 2. Demonstrate knowledge of gender in the quality of life for people in various cultures 3. Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of modern values on people in various cultures Through the use of representative and distinguished literature, this essay should aim to bring the reader a clearer sense of a variety of cultures, as well American sub-cultures and the “new” cultures impacting America. Scrutinize masterworks of whatever applies in the book such as, for example, any Latin, Asian, Islamic, African, and minority American culture, in order to go beyond mere cultural stereotypes or lack of knowledge to a reasonable understanding of the significant characteristics of these cultures, to determine what they are and how they are similar or differ from each other and the principal American culture of our times. More specifically, with regard to outcome of this essay, your essay should indicate that you have an increased awareness of such matters as: (whichever some or all that apply to your reading of the book, THE COLOR PURPLE): –the differences and similarities among the cultures described by the course reading –depiction of the quality of life of women in each of the cultures –the characteristics of pre-colonial African culture, such as that culture’s social order, law and religion –the effect of Western colonialism on traditional African culture, including the disruption, struggle and often displacement of this traditional culture –the depiction of male dominance and oppression in early twentieth century American south –the nature of the struggle to overcome or modify this condition by women NO OUTSIDE SOURCES TO CITE. ONLY USE THE BOOK, THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker