English-101-Paper-3-8-3-14-2

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Cultural characteristics/ social class are directly affected by environment. In the three essays that we have exained, location has been an integral part in molding an individual. “Westbury Court” by Danticat showcases the trials and tribulations of growing up in an impoverished neighborhood in New York City. “They All Just Went Away” by Oates displayed the lifestyle of the suburb of Millersport, New York. Cofer’s upbringing was similar to Danticat, except for the ethnicity and location.

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SILENT DANCINGJUDITH ORTIZ COFERDEVRY UNIVERSITY Sean CarattiniEnglish 101Professor MonaghanAssignment 3November 11, 2015Cultural characteristics/ social class are directly affected by environment. In the three essays that we have examined, location has been an integral part in molding an individual. Westbury Court by Danticat showcases the trials and tribulations of growing up in an impoverished neighborhood in New York City. They All Just Went Away by Oates displayed the lifestyle of the suburb of Millersport, New York. Cofers upbringing was similar to Danticat, except for the ethnicity and location. Cofers essay takes place in Paterson, New Jersey during a time when the city was transitioning from people of the Jewish faith to Latin Americans. There are things to be learned about each of these authors and how they related to the conditions around them.Danticat spent some of her formative years in Westbury Court. We can infer from her essay that she lived in a working, impoverished community. Descriptions such as graffiti on most of the walls (Danticat, p.81) indicated the deplorable conditions of the working poor. In addition, that particular area is demographically people of the Jewish faith and persons from the Caribbean. It is not uncommon for children in poorer areas to have a greater degree of responsibility as opposed to children in more affluent locales. Parents of these children are forc

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