Body Ritual Among The Nacirema

266 Words2 Pages
Nacirema Reflection According to the article “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” by Horace Miner, wrote about the Nacirema, which are the “North American group living in territory between the Canadian Cree, the Yaqui and Tarahumare of Mexico, and the Carib and Arawak of the Antilles“ (Mines 1). They were also known as the cultural hero. The article is about what people believe in such as religion, culture and their belief. The main points of this reading is to help us understand their culture, what they believe in and their religion. The main point of this reading is to make us realize that there are hundreds of other cultures and everyone is different and be open minded about it. For example Horace mentions that Nacirema fears yet intrigued with the mouths, and believe that they have a lot to do with the social relationships. If they don’t perform the rituals for the mouth they believe that the mouth will fall out and their loved ones will reject them. Horace wrote this article because he wants us to understand the Nacirema culture because it is dissimilar than others. Different people act behave different in similar situation and respect their actions and see their point of view of their belief and their culture. After reading this article, I thought it was interesting because Nacirema do things that we do not do and felt like I gained a knowledge about another culture. I am concluding this because I believe I covered the material. I’ve learn that every culture is different and we should understand and respect

More about Body Ritual Among The Nacirema

Open Document