Comparing Yeon Yi Min And Me

842 words - 3 pages

Yeon Yi Min and Me





I could easily recognize the differences between Yeon Yi Min and myself as soon as I met her and recalled all of the factual information I knew about Koreans, but I did not discover our similarities until after I had opened my eyes to her individual, yet universal, nature. I saw her as a drone of her culture, held in by rigid structure and lacking of any independent, individualistic thought beyond rules of society; I was ready to share my culture with her and to learn of her culture, but I never believed that I would discover a connection between us because of what she said, or did not say. However, while I sat and communicated with Yeon Yi, I felt many of the learned stereotypes drain out of me in order to be replaced by understanding, awe, and respect. We discussed families and friends, basic beliefs, our daily lives, and ourselves; and we discovered that we, human beings, are not so drastically different as we would like to believe. In fact, Korean and American individuals are relatively the same; however, differences in attitude and action arise from the extent of cultural independence that the respective citizens enjoy.


Even with Yeon Yi's broken English and my American colloquialisms, we understood each other perfectly; we made unconscious affirmations as to our similarities, yet we spoke of our differences. As she discussed the duties of children in Korea, I thought of my parents and their futures; while her brother would completely support her parents in exchange for his college education, I might visit my parents on their farm for Thanksgiving and Christmas. She outlined her complete devotion to her parents and described how she would follow their wishes even if that meant compromising her dreams; I searched for understanding as I explained that I attended the University in order to gather the skills I would need to attain my ultimate goal of being an archaeologist, a decision which my parents have given me complete independence to make. I began to have visions of arranged marriages, and Yeon Yi nodded but reassured me that usually Korean parents try to follow their young daughters' wishes for companionship; however, I held the belief that she could never understand love the way I believed I one day would. She...

Find Another Essay On Comparing Yeon Yi Min and Me

Comparing "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Bless Me, Ultima".

1619 words - 6 pages answers to life's questions. Is there anyone that helps them during this difficult time, to see the "shades of gray?" Of course, there can be many answers to this question, but I think the single most influential person who guides a child through this stage is a family member. Family is one of the most important factors that help shape a person's life. In the critically lauded and moving tales of "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee and "Bless Me

Comparing and Contrasting Casino Royale and The Spy Who Loved Me

1811 words - 7 pages My essay is going to be about the similarities and differences between ‘Casino Royale’ and ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’. I Will explore all aspects of each film including, Bond, the Bond girls, the villain and enemy, special effects and the mise-en-scene. The opening scenes are both similar yet different in both films. ‘Casino Royale’ starts off with free running, a modern sport that makes the audience want to keep watching. It is dangerous, new age

Comparing and Contrasting The Films Let The Right One In And Let Me In

1302 words - 5 pages The two films "Let The Right One In" and "Let Me In" are both based on the same novel and made only two years apart. However, the "original" Swedish-based film "Let The Right One In" is in my opinion, and many critics also agree, is better than the "Americanized" remake "Let Me In" for various reasons. Beth Accomando summarizes the views best when she wrote, "anything good in the remake comes directly from the original" and I would add onto that

How is a song's lyrics like poetry...example Jewel's "You were meant for me" Comparing setting, imagery, and structure, all which reinforce its similarities to poetry.

976 words - 4 pages Many songs, like poetry, contain both enjoyable and unpleasant experiences. "You Were Meant for Me" by Jewel is an extremely vivid and emotional song that utilizes many poetic techniques to tell about an unpleasant experience. The lyrics contain setting, imagery, and structure, all which reinforce its similarities to poetry. These elements also help bring out the pain and loneliness that is portrayed in this song.The first technique that this

Queen Myongson

1628 words - 7 pages Koreans. In August 1895, Min's nephew Min Young Hwan was appointed the special envoy to the United States, and pro-Russian Koreans - Yi Bum-jin and Yi Wan-yong were given cabinet posts. This new government was anti-Japanese and pro-US and pro-Russian. (6) Displeased with Min's anti-Japanese stance, Ino-ueh Gaoru, the Japanese envoy, refused to pay the three million won owed to Korea by Japan, which drove the Korea-Japan relation to the

Regression Analysis

1078 words - 4 pages 1401,30021,0402,528∑xi∑yi∑xiyi∑xi2The following is the "least squares criterion" : min ∑( yi + ŷi)2 . As a result, the slope and y intercept for the estimated regression equation will be as followed:b1 = ∑ xi yi - (∑ xi + ∑yi)/n∑xi2 - ∑xi)2b0 = ŷi - b1x(barred)Note:xi = value of the independent variable for the ith observation.yi = value of the dependent variable for the ith observation.x(barred) = mean value for

the one of great well

7100 words - 28 pages ;    ×= = ∑ ∑ Average of base period and current period __________ are the weights. Topic 3-Econ 245 Page 15 (IV) F_____'s "Ideal" Index: P P Pt F t L t P 0 0 0= × (Geometric Mean of the L________' and P______ indices) Example: Calculations from earlier data: Year P t S 0 P t L 0 P t P 0 P t ME 0 P t F 0 1990 2010 360 458.18 390.1 422.61 422.7 Topic 3-Econ 245 Page 16

The Girl Bets

1415 words - 6 pages your girlfriend, i will buy new Ipod for you. But, if you failed,” Key glanced at Min Ho and smirked, “pay my school fee for three months.” “School fee? Where’s your money?” Min Ho looked at Key unbelieveable. “I used it for clubbing,” said Key, calmly. “Ckckck,” Min Ho shaked his head. “Ok, give me a week. Prepare your ipod. Kim ____ will be my girlfriend.” He smirked. ................... Your POV You walked slowly to school canteen. Nowadays you

Investigation of Action of Saliva and Hydrochloric Acid in Two Carbohydrate Solutions

1647 words - 7 pages with iodine ,the purpulish black colour of solution turn into blue black.Starch is presented. In table 2,solution b add with salivaat temperature 37.c,the Benedict solution turn from blue to blue green after 5 min of incubation and remain blue green after 35 min of incubation.Also,when solution b add with HCL at the same temperature,the Benedict solution remain blue after 5 min of incubation and 35 min of incubation whereas when it is tested at

Impact of Recess on Classroom Behavior

1156 words - 5 pages Impact of Recess on Classroom Behavior When comparing the amount of time American children spend at ‘recess’ during the school day, you will see, that it is considerably less than the amount of time given by other countries. Japanese schools typically have a 10-20 min recess period between 45-min lessons or 5-min breaks between lessons, with a long play period after lunch. In Taiwan, schools typically have many recess periods during

Biophysical Evaluation Lab

2385 words - 10 pages FINAL ASSIGNMENT: KIN 101 - PERSONAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT 1. FLEXIBILITY ASSESSMENT Table #1: Hip Flexibility Measurement Tool Right Leg Left Leg Goniometer 92ᄚ 84ᄚ Flexometer 94ᄚ 78ᄚ Table #2: Sit and Reach Best Trial Classification 30.5 cm Average ᄁ COMMENT AND COMPARE TO NORMS AND PROVIDE CONCLUSIONS ON FLEXIBILITY: Comparing my results to the average results provided on table #2 on page 2.8 of the biophysical evolution lab manual

Similar Essays

Comparing My Dad And Me Essay

921 words - 4 pages Comparing My Dad and Me In a world of over six billion people, what could be more boring than a bunch of look-alike clones? Everyone on this earth shares certain traits with others. Each person, though, shares more similarities with some people than with others. Strong similarities can be seen most frequently among family members, most likely because people in one family come from the same gene pool. My dad and I represent prime examples of

Comparing Life Doesn't Frighten Me And Still I Rise By Maya Angelou

1038 words - 4 pages Comparing Life Doesn't Frighten Me and Still I Rise by Maya Angelou This essay will compare and contrast 'life doesn't frighten' me by Maya Angelou and 'still I rise' by Maya Angelo the theme of fear and pride will be explored in this essay. The theme of fear and pride is discussed in this essay because in one of the poems she is scared of little things that scare and they is nothing to be scared of like the dark, but

Documentaries, Feature Films And Labor Struggles; Comparing "Roger And Me" And "American Dream". Author: David H. Dallas 2003

5961 words - 24 pages David H. DallasPS 302: Political Science & FilmClarion University of PAEssay #2Documentaries, Feature Films and Labor Struggles;Comparing "Roger and Me" and "American Dream"June 2, 2003(a)What happened to Flint, Michigan and Austin, Minnesota in the 1980's?Flint, Michigan, was the birthplace of General Motors. In the early 1980's, GM announced that they were closing eleven of their production facilities. GM would then be opening the same

Comparing One Hundred Years Of Solitude And Bless Me Ultima

1700 words - 7 pages Magic or Reality in One Hundred Years of Solitude and Bless Me Ultima      In the South American storytelling tradition it is said that humans are possessed of a hearing that goes beyond the ordinary. This special form is the soul’s way of paying attention and learning. The story makers or cantadoras of old spun tales of mystery and symbolism in order to wake the sleeping soul. They wished to cause it to prick up its ears and listen to