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This paper examines the theories of Dean Barnlund regarding culture and how Shirly Jackson and Maxine Kingston demonstrate Barnlunds ideas The paper will specifically look at how culture dominates the behavior of people how and why culture is so powerful that very few people realize the impact that it has on them and how culture completely surrounds people Let us first look at how culture dominates the behavior of people Dean Barnlund tells us that people are really blind as to why they do things They just rush off and do them Barnlund writes As long as people remain blind to the sources of their meanings they are imprisoned within them Barnlund 73 Both Jackson and Kingston overwhelmingly demonstrate this point through the insanity of the villagers mad-rush to stone Jessie Hutchinson Old Man Warner calls out Come on Come on Jackson 7 Kingston also illustrates how the villagers are led into a blind rush by culture she points out The villagers broke in the front and the back doors at the same time Kingston 2 Now let us see how and why culture is so powerful that very few people realize the impact that it has on them Barnlund shows it to us by saying that people that follow their culture will not stop to think if it is sane what they are doing and if they want to lead their lives by this certain culture Cultural norms so completely surround people so permeate thought and action that few people ever realize the assumptions on which their lives and their sanity rest Barnlund 73 Jackson shows this point to us in her story when the villager willingly go along with the lottery not even thinking twice that one of them will die a horrible death All right folks Mr Summers said Lets finish quickly Jackson 7 Kingston shows this to us when the villagers raid the house and will do no matter what
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