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Every society and culture has different ways of interpreting and defining occurrences by the way their own culture or society functions A societys culture consists of whatever it is one has to know or believe in order to operate in a manner acceptable to its membersGeertz 242 The rituals customs ethics and morals that are attributed to the cultures have caused these differences To understand how the people of one culture interpret a situation or event one must evaluate the attributes that a culture has The criteria that an event is based on changes as one culture applies their own ideas to the given situation Heroism and violation are two concepts that are easily misinterpreted depending on cultures ideals Since cultures have different attributes it is impossible for two cultures to exist and share a view of a situation or event Heroism and violation are two concepts that are addressed by Geertz in his relating of Ryles story of the sheep raid From the different cultures involved two different interpretations are concluded To the protagonist Cohen and the perpetrators of the crime his raid on the Berbers was seen as heroism Cohen risking his life for his redemption of crime that was committed against him is viewed as heroic On the contrary when Cohen returned to his French counterparts they saw his redemption as a violation of the Berbers and accused him of being a spy Here in our text such sorting would begin with distinguishing the three unlike frames of interpretation ingredient in the situation Jewish Berber and French and would then move on to show how and why at that time in that place their copresence produced a situation in which systematic
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