My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Interpersonal Relationships Toula Portokalos is a 30 something woman of Greek heritage who falls in love with Ian an American protestant. This is one of the relationships in this movie that shows intercultural communication competence. Intercultural communication competence is the knowledge, skills, and personal attributes needed to live and communicate with other cultures through motivation, tolerance for ambiguity, open mindedness, knowledge and skills. The first intercultural relationship we see is that of Toula and her father Gus. Although Toula is in a Greek family with a strong cultural heritage, she is also an American woman.
In conclusion, in Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, we see the roles that gods and fate play in the lives of mortals. Odysseus is both aided and troubled the actions of Gods, but ultimately reaches his goal of returning home. Without the aid of the Gods, particularly Zeus and Athena, Odysseus would not have been able to reclaim his throne and return home to his wife, son, and palace. Persistence remains strong in Odysseus throughout the story, but only divine intervention and fate help him ward off troubles and conquer all
Tula asked her aunt if she could work for her and her aunt told her yes because she is family. Another definition of family is when Tula was going to present her future in-laws to meet her parents, her mother invited all of the family. 3. What is the place/importance of marriage and family for those of Greek heritage? Are there certain conditions or expectations regarding marriage?
There’s More Than What Meets the Eye Growing up, one of the things that I looked forward to most about going to college was joining a sorority. We’ve all seen the movies where large groups of sorority girls constantly get together and go out, and that was always very appealing to me. Now that I am a part of Alpha Chi Omega here at Sam Houston State, I am able to see just how truly amazing it feels to be a part of something bigger than myself, especially something with so much more to offer than is portrayed in the movies. I had no idea prior to joining Alpha Chi Omega that so many new opportunities would be available to me. The amount of volunteer work, an increased number of job opportunities, and just having an overall amazing support system
Alcaeüs, or more commonly known as Hercules, son of Zeus, father of all gods, is the most famous of all Greek gods and heroes. Hercules, like most common demi-gods has a god as a father and a human mother, Alcmena. Throughout his lifespan, Hercules demonstrated a large amount of bravery, strength, strong will and courage. Even though half-god children were normal, other gods greatly opposed the idea of sleeping with a mortal man or woman. Zeus one night when Alcmena’s husband, Amphityron, was away disguised himself as her husband and slept with her.
Joey Tribbiani is half-Italian and he is Candler's roommate, living across the hall from Monica and Rachel. Joey is doing everything to catch his big break on the screen, his biggest "gig" being Dr. Drake Ramorey in "Days of Our Lives" on TV. Joey's idol is Al Pacino and he would give anything to be more like him. Joey isn't that interested in culture, he's more into women. Joey loves women, sports and New York.
I also thought they seemed very simple and plain, they didn’t really show much emotion unless they were drunk. But since Ian didn’t really have a specific culture, he learned Toula’s culture through acculturation (mainly for Toula’s family’s acceptance). He showed Toula’s family he would do anything to get their approval so he got baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church in order to become “Greek” since that was such a huge issue to Toula’s father and the rest of the family. Toula’s family and Ian’s
Allie’s mom puts the kibosh on their relationship, sending Allie off to school and out of Noah’s reach. Still Noah persists until finally, seven long years later, Allie returns to Seabrook and must choose between her rich, handsome fiancée (James Marsden) and her first love, the equally handsome but not-so-wealthy, Noah. The filmmakers got it right when they chose Gosling, McAdams, Marsden, James Garner and Gena Rowlands. Each of these actors is pitch-perfect. Each brings a freshness to these characters.
In life fate is determined by personal choice and High power. In the odyssey by Homer Odysseus and Telemachus make choices that determine their life. Poseidon has bitterness toward Odysseus. “Yet all the gods have pitied lord Odysseus all but Poseidon raging cold and rough against the brave new king” (29). In Greek culture if a man wants to marry a woman You became a suitor for that woman and if anything goes wrong You must be willing to clash for the woman even if A the man is still not in love with her.
Zuray Maldonado Professor Mistichelly English 004 October 10, 2012 Going to Puerto Rico for the summer was the most boring experience of my life. Two years ago my mom decided to send my sisters and I to Puerto Rico for summer vacation, at first I was really excited because I was going to be able to spend time with the people I love the most which is my family but in reality I didn’t know I was on my way to an awful place. The first few weeks of being in Puerto Rico were the best because I was spending time with my mom sister, she was the most caring and lovable women that I’ve ever met in my entire life. At my aunts Maribel house I would have a lot of fun because she would let us go to the movies, go to the park with all my cousins and