How are the different ethnic
Three different ethnic
• Belief : Sikh
(Religion is a very important thing)
• Arranged – marriage
• True Woman
• Think traditional : Culture is the correct
• Flexible and Modern
• Jules mother’s point of view about a
• British culture toward homosexuality
Below are five basic facts about Sikhism:
1. Belief: Sikhism is a monotheistic religion
3. Scripture: The primary source of Scripture for Sikhs is
the Guru Granth Sahib, regarded as the living Guru.
4. Place of worship: gurdwara.
5. The Five Ks
• Kesh, or unshorn long hair, which is protected by a
dastaar, or turban.
• A kangha is a small wooden comb meant to keep the hair
combed twice a day.
• A kara is an iron bangle to be worn on the hand used
• A kachera is a specific undergarment for men and
• A kirpan is a short dagger.
• Irish people are accustomed
to knowing a lot about each
other, and will be very
curious about visitors.
• Irish people will spend much
of their free time out and
about, most likely at the pub
- though more and more it
could be cafés or the like.
What ethnic markers are there of the British culture?
Britain is willing to achieve rapidly with
the new generations
• Men and women mix
relationships to one
• Parents can’t interfere in Jules’s private life, even when it
deals with her sexual orientation.
• Individuals have universal communication and equal attitude
to everyone, in the family and in everyday life where men and
women enjoy equal rights.
• British culture is definitely an individualistic one, due to its
high level of individual independence, goals and concept of
individuality over group goals.
• British culture is a low level context culture because the
messages are clear and the words carry most of the
information in most communication.
For example, when the coach sees that Jess has problems with
her parents because of football, he goes there and tells them
about his opinion, without any rituals, very directly.
• Jules mother wants her daughter to be and look
more female and is concerned about her daughter
interests. She even fears that Jules is attracted to
girls since she spends her entire free time with Jess
and the girls on the team.
What ethnic markers are there of the immigrant
The Culture of India
• The holly man picture : praying
• The stereotype : Indian's hold the same exact
values and always respect their elders.
What kinds of problems do the immigrants face?
• A girl from the opposing football team calls
Jess "Paki", after which the girls break into a
• How others made fun of his turban
• Jess' father tells her about a time when he
first came to Britain and was kicked out of
playing cricket. He says that they made racial
slurs and he never went back.
Indian family are afraid the
living in Britain will influence the lives and
behaviors of their children.
The same thing :
Cultural similarities are shared ideas, beliefs or
experiences that two different cultures may have in
• The reactions of the characters show how British
culture and Indian Culture view homosexuality in
a similar way. Although homosexuality does exist
in the Indian culture, it is not accepted or spoken
• The mothers both believe that their daughters
playing football does not fit into a "womanly"