Another difference prevalent among different peoples

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Another difference prevalent among different peoples in the world is opinions of brutality and the acceptance of it. In a Reader’s Digest article called “Slasher Attack”, Judith Schmidt was
Monica Bullock, TA: Danny Cardoza, April 20 th , 2015, Final Simple Quiz attacked by a masked man with a knife that attempted to steal the car and kidnap her. She tried to seek help by dropping the keys outside of the car and crying out to her friend Ted. Ted Lidgett immediately jumped into action and fought with the masked man bravely until he fled into the bushes. Ted’s initial reaction was not to flee and protect himself from danger because he had an emotional connection with the victim. Much effort was done to put this man behind bars, but much more horrible, brutal occurrences happened in other countries that go for years without anything being done about it. Rudolf Hoess’s autobiography, “Commandt of Auschwitz”, describes Hoess’s life as he ran the concentration camp Auschwitz during the Holocaust in Germany. Millions of Jews were beaten, starved, and massacred and it took many years to finally shut down Hitler’s campaign. In the article “Headhunting” by Renato Rosaldo, Ilongot tribes practice headhunting, which is decapitating people for ritualistic purposes. It’s emphasized that some groups decapitate heads for revenge and intimidation and mount the heads on spears to scare enemies away, but for the Ilongot it is not a form of brutality but a “big part in the life cycle of man” and a way to step over the threshold into manhood. Different levels of brutality hold varying ways of importance to different societies. Views of poverty are another big difference between cultures. In the film Guns, Germs and Steel Jared Diamond hypothesized that the reason so many parts of the world are still hunter- gatherer societies is that the general resources in those places are not ideal for agriculture and livestock to thrive there, such as New Guinea. To him, poverty and third world countries exist because of inadequate resources, so it is out of the people’s control. The article “Slum Ecology” by Mike Davis seems to hypothesize the same thing that slums begin with bad geology. The slums of cities build up around the edges on the least fertile parts of land like old landfills and
Monica Bullock, TA: Danny Cardoza, April 20 th , 2015, Final Simple Quiz mines, where nothing can prosper. The slums always have to rely on the neighboring city. In the article “Next Stop, Squalor”, John Lancaster talks about a slums town in India called Dharavi where people like Poojari give tours to foreigners so they can sight-see how poor the people who live there are and what they have to do to live. Critics everywhere accuse that it was inhumane and demoralizing to the poor in Dharavi, including a man named Christopher Way. Through documentaries and living within the slums, he was able to prove to the world that the poor are

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