The sentences compliment the image of virtue by describing the procedure as a holy ritual being performed by a godly priest. Although the narrator is still engrossed in the procedure, he/she is starting to show envy towards the patient. And the reason the author exhibits this emotion is because he/she is showing that the narrator is feeling a loss of attention from her to the patient Yeshi at last finishes his examination his examination by performing a small “ritual”
I guess this was Miners way of expressing how other cultures look and think of Americans. Miner uses many different phrases and symbols to represent basic everyday items or actions. Such as when he uses the word “shrine” to represent a private rooms in a house, in this case the bathroom. He implies that Naciremas wake up every morning and uses the shrine room as a secret area to expose their true self’s and uses these “potions”
Certainly these changes were massive, quite abrupt and differed drastically from the norm; however that does not necessarily make them bad. Except, that is how they are viewed by many historians today. The historian N.Reeves believes Akhenaten was unsuccessful, but more in his religion reforms. 'For ordinary folk, there is little doubt that Akhenaten's actions as king over time inflicted the greatest misery: the people were confused by the man's religious vision, frightened by the ruthless manner in which it was imposed and quite likely appalled by his personal behaviour.' Reeves believe that the changes would have confusing and scary for the common people.
It didn’t decay it became mummies. It took a long time to make a mummy. First, they took all the organs except the heart. Second, they weigh the heart if they had a good life, and they put their organs in special jars to be buried with the mummy. Next priest wash the body with wine, they say there prayer, and they rubbed the body with oils and species.
Miner refers to dentists as holy mouth men and bathrooms as shrines for odd ritual practices. His language is clearly satirical and creates the notion of the "Nacirema" as vain and self obsessed. Also, they seem to be a masochistic society built around willingly subjecting themselves to pain and torture. The “Nacirema” knowingly allow “medicine men” and “holy-mouth-men” to perform debilitating painful procedures to prevent the unavoidable decay of their mouths and bodies. Miner makes subtle comedic reference to the classic stereotype of doctors having atrocious handwriting when he writes, "write them down in an ancient and secret language."
They believe the human body is ugly and by doing rituals you can avoid ugliness. Some wealthy families have a whole shrine room with stones. The main attraction of the shrine is a box which often holds little charms or potions. A body ritual is one where they believe their presence will be in a charm-box. Every day a member of the family goes into the shrine room and pours holy water on the box.
Presumptive Stereotyping and its Troubles Presumptive Stereotyping and its Troubles Three stereotypes that people have about me are that I am hateful, a know-it-all, and unable to learn. I have experienced and accomplished many things throughout my lifetime and because of my experiences and accomplishments people make assumptions about me that are very untrue and, if these people were to get to know me they too would also know that these things are untrue. One stereotype that people have assumed is that I am hateful; they believe this because I am a volunteer to speak up for children who have been abused and mistreated in a court of law, (a.k.a. Guardian Ad Litem). They assume that I will be like other Department of Children and Families service workers and treat them in a hateful disrespectful manner.
He continues on to describe American culture as someone, perhaps from a tribal community, would. For example, the Nacirema have strange habits, such as going to see “holy-mouth-men,” that practice oral medicine. They believe without mouth rituals, their teeth would fall out and social relationships would fail. In addition, the focal point of each family is a shrine box where magical potions and charms are kept. In reality, the “holy-mouth-men” are dentists, and the shrine box is actually a medicine cabinet containing prescriptions etc.
He is “playing god” by taking these people and showing their “deadly sin” and using it to kill them. Treating sociopathic behavior is extremely difficult(Mayo Clinic 2010). Most people don’t think they need treatment or want it. Most will need long-term care and follow-up. The common treatments are psychotherapy, stress and anger management skills, medication, and hospitalization(Vorvick & Merrill 2010).
Many are against it because of religious and moral reasons and would argue that death is not the only solution in today’s society. Since medical technology nowadays has had incredible breakthrough in prolonging the lives of human beings. Machines can support a patient’s failing organs and medicines can sustain a patient’s physiological well-being. From a religious point of view, assisted death is equivalent to suicide, which is highly condemned and is regarded as a sin. They believe that “life is the most basic gift of loving God-a gift over which we have stewardship but not absolute dominion”.