A Comparison of Two Cultures

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A Comparison of Two Cultures Ohio in itself is a highly diverse multicultural society. It takes on several aspects of two diverse cultures. One very noticeable culture that has an enormous influence on Ohio would be that of the Mexican culture. Since Mexican culture is so obvious in Ohio, it is easy to compare and contrast certain cultural characteristics between Mexican and American cultures. The flags, heroes and customs that one can find in both cultures are similar yet different. This attempt to compare and contrast these two different yet similar cultures will enhance awareness and acceptance of cultural awareness. One of the most visual characteristics of culture is the scores of emblems that symbolize things of importance or meaning in one's culture. One emblem that both Mexican and American cultures hold to an extremely high regard is the nation's flag. The Mexican flag is a vertical tricolor of green, white, and red with the national coat of arms charged in the center of the white stripe. These colors separately are very common and highly recognizable in the Mexican culture as colors of freedom from Spain during the country's War of Independence. The Mexican flag also contains an eagle on a pear tree that is symbolic of the Aztec tradition. The American flag also contains emblems of importance like the colors, stripes and the stars. The stars are clearly symbolic of the fifty states and American patriotism, and the three colors in the American flag are also generally visible and symbolize the patriotic hard working characteristics of the American culture. (add what do the stars and stipes mean?) Although not on the American flag, the eagle is also an emblem in American culture. In American culture the eagle stands for strength and
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This note was uploaded on 07/27/2009 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Gredler during the Summer '08 term at DeVry Cincinnati.

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