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Megan Bartlett October 25, 2011 Movie Questions God Grew Tired of Us 1. The Lost Boys of Sudan seemed to struggle throughout the film with establishing a balance between their old and new cultures. One aspect that they struggle with is assimilation , or the adaptation in which they give up their own culture and adopt the mainstream new culture. Examples of the aspects of assimilation that the Lost Boys adopted were their clothing and the new food that they were not used to. The boys knew that this was an opportunity of a lifetime. They were chosen to come to the US because of their potential success. Therefore, there was little evidence of marginalization in the movie. Although they may not have wanted to adopt all aspects, it did not appear that they were expressing little interest in maintaining the cultural ties with the dominant culture. The boys showed forms of integration when they were eating new foods, however, eating them with their hands as they did while living in Sudan. There was also
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