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Rujia Qiu

Professor Chita Espino-Bravo


1 November 2016

Motorcyle Diaries

From the movie Motorcyle Diaries, I have seen a totally different culture comparing

with Chinese Culture, which is my own culture. Comparing to Chinese, people in Argentina and

South America are more likely open. Here is what I saw the differences between those two


First, the greeting culture is different between the two countries. Friends and relatives in

the movie greet each other with a kiss or a hug while friends and relatives in china greet each

other with only greeting words like how are you. In China, most children would not kiss their

parents but greet with them with a hug. This does not mean Chinese kids do not love their

parents. Under the control of traditional Chineses thoughts, most of Chinese children are still

conservative, which causes the result of conservative behaviors. Kissing even the face of other

people including parents is an inappropriate behavior for most of Chinese.

Second, in the movie, the main character took a long journey by riding a motorcycle,

which is unpractical in China. Although there is specific law to prohibit motorcycle on the road,

motorcycle is not allowed on most of the road to guarantee the safety of the people in China.

What is more, there is no motorcycle path for people to ride.