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Cultural Differences Paper

Courtney Early


Jake Golden

Cultural Differences Paper

In the following paper the author will be discussing the movie A Family that Preys together stays together. The author will provide examples on how Hall’s perspective and Hofstede’s five dimensions are reflected in this movie. Also how cultural identity and cultural bias was used in the film. Explain cultural patterns and events that took place in the movie as well. According to Hall’s high context cultures mainly deals with an individuals beliefs, values, norms, and social practices. When delivering a message very little is transmitted in the coded, transmitted part of the message. In the movie the flow
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The cultural identity in the movie was dealing with African American and Caucasian people. They were people in the upper and middle class and they own businesses and nice cars and houses. The movie was mainly depicted on business class people and had a mixture of different cultures in the movie. Cultural pattern are shared beliefs, values, norms, and social practices that are stable over time and that lead to roughly similar situations. Cultural patterns provide a basic set of standards that guide actions and are not so much consciously taught as unconsciously experienced. I feel that in the movie most of the things William was doing was based on his feelings at the time he was doing it and he was not looking out for the good of nobody else but himself. This movie is about wealthy socialite Charlotte Cartwright (Kathy Bates) and her dear friend Alice Pratt (Alfe Woodard), a working class of high ideals, have enjoyed a lasting friendship throughout many years. Mrs. Cartwright and Mrs.Pratt were friends before the money came in the picture and they did not let it come between them. In the movie the women took a trip around the world to places they always wanted to and they were just enjoying their lives. The friendship these two ladies had was an example of Hofstede’s five dimensions as well because even though they had different cultural background they did not let it reflect in their friendship. When Mrs. Cartwright

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