Referring to two English-language literary texts and/or films that you have studied that are set in multicultural societies, analyse and discuss what both of these tell us about what it is like to live in a multicultural society. Use examples from the texts and/or films in your answer.
This is an answer to previous exam question asked about living in a multicultural society. In this presentation, I will answer the question of what it’s like to live in a multicultural society.
Most of the countries in the world are multicultural, but just what does that mean? One definition states this: “As a prescriptive term, multiculturalism encourages ideologies and policies that promote this diversity or its institutionalization.
In this sense, multiculturalism is a society “at ease with the rich tapestry of human life and the desire amongst people to express their own identity in the manner they see fit.”
This definition comes from Kevin Bloor and his book The Definitive Guide to Political Ideologies.
Another common them of discrimination is the view of women in the stories. Both Chanu and George are several times talking down women and only seeing them as a need to make children.