The Education Of Little Tree Essay

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We are all unique, but certain cruxes determine our level in society. Differences in skin color is not the only cause of discrimination. Ideas and ways of life change our level and how we are accepted by those who "lead". Our disparate ideas, on things such as family and love, are a main source of hatred between cultures. Using symbolism and characterization, Carter explores the view on family, discrimination, and nature of a different culture in his novel The Education of Little Tree.

They believe of a strong family relationship, not just people living under the same roof. Granpa said, before his time “kinfolks” meant any folks that you understood and had an understanding with, so it meant “loved folks.” But people got selfish, and brought it down to mean just blood relatives; but that actually it was never meant to mean that. (pg. 38) Love is an understanding. The closer the bond between family members, the more understanding there is. Today love means an intense feeling of deep affection. Their love is more than just a feeling, because they are very close to each other, not just physically. To love you need to know and understand. It was a funny thing, but when you got old and remembered them you loved, you only remembered the good, never the bad, which proved the bad didn’t count nohow. (pg. 78) If you loved someone and they cheated on you, how could you not remember the bad? I think that maybe when you love someone or something they seem perfect to you in every single way, no matter what. The older the mind the less you can remember. If that is the case, then maybe your mind really does know what to forget and what to remember. Their families are closely bonded and love each other so much. Nothing can just come in and tear this bond apart, not even another culture.


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