Lesson 1 (from Part I: Chapters 1 - 8)
Gregory Fisher is quickly introduced in the book, and thus begins to shape the readers opinions on Russia in the Cold War. While Fisher thinks the landscape of the country is vast and impressive, he feels the the magnitude of Russian bureaucracy is incredibly daunting. DeMille portrays Fisher as a young American whose attitude toward Russian is somewhat negative. Often, when visiting other countries, a person will quickly judge another culture. Every place's culture views and heritage are different, so as a foreigner with little understanding of Russian ways, Fisher may have felt out of place and uncomfortable.
1. Journal Entry: Have you ever been out of the country? If so, answer the following questions:
- Where did you go?
- How long did you go there?
- What cultural differences did you notice between your culture and the country you visited?
- Were you accepting...
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