Introduction to Sociology
2 May 2021
Culture is a diverse part of humanity, and it tells us about the way different people live. Even though many people only recognise monogamy, in some places like Centennial Park in Arizona, polygamy is allowed. There are many ways to view culture, however family is the beginning of culture, and it is the place where culture is created. It means, therefore, without the family, there is no culture. It is a complex reality to encounter, especially for a person from a different culture, embraced by most people and giving undivided attention to one person. In the story about Isaac, it is clear that even though one of her wives decides to move away, he allows it, and the wife is entitled to go her way.
However, what is expected by most people is that these polygamous families might not live a good quality of life. Despite the common expectation of low-quality life, from the video, Isaac’s family is entirely okay with the issue. Culture shock becomes real when a person is presented with an opposite view of what they believed and held onto, like in Isaacs’s family. Culture shock encourages a person to have a broader perspective about life. Holding onto a certain particular perspective makes one think about them and other people, and they cannot have an open mind.
Families indeed form through romantic relationships. These polygomous families also form through the normal process. It is not easy to find these polygamous marriages, and it means that they are a clear depiction of these people. They are happy, and they carry on with their life in a good way even though in the US, which is one of the most developed countries and this practice least expected. These polygomous marriages get better as the days progress, and the culture shock to a certain extent stops becoming a culture shock but becomes an object of admiration.