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Through The Union of Language and Communication By: Poojan Patel Expository Writing 10/31/11 Hilary Haakenson The union of language and community brings forth a better understanding of the world around us. A community consists of one or more living species successfully interacting and working together under the same environment. A language is a choice of a personal expression through which one can communicate thoughts and emotions. Although languages are often spoken, a language does not need to be spoken in order for it to be considered a language. Language and community are interdependent. Communities often have one or more languages through which they can communicate. Languages act as unifiers that build communities as there are many people that speak particular languages. Some people have the tendency to dominate others and create hierarchies that work to their own benefit and this complicates the relationship between language and community. In Charles Siebert’s, “An Elephant Crackup?” there is very little correlation between language and community in the space that humans and elephants share.
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As a result, there is a threatening power that oppresses people that live in a certain parts of Africa. Siebert believes that if humans would develop more respect for elephants it would help understand them better because communication is about understanding the other party. In Nafisi’s, “Selections from Reading Lolita in Tehran,” there is a very little sense of community in her world because the government, a threatening power, is oppressing the people. She displays how just because everyone speaks the same language does not mean that there will be effective communication. In many instances, people have the tendency to dominate others and that makes them a threatening force that overpowers a weaker force. It is possible to overcome a threatening force and to coexist with a greater understanding of each other through effective communication, organization and language. Effective communication makes it possible for people within a defined area to coexist without having a threatening power bring them down. In Nafisi’s world, the threatening power is the oppressive government of Iran. Many Iranians, including Nafisi, want to find an escape from this oppressive regime which they are forced to live under. If there was more effective communication among the citizens then the Iranian government would not feel so overbearing. In particular, it was the women in Iranian society that were rendered powerless through the acts
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