Hi guys So today in class we discussed about "Through the One Way Mirror". One part we discussed is whether Canada and America are neighbors or enemies. Most of the people in my class said that they are neighbors. What do you guys think??
Well, to me, I think they are neighbors. I'm not saying that they are neighbors because they share the same border, but I'm saying it because they really do depend on each other. Especially in the story, it says, "If Washington catches a cold, Ottawa sneezes." This clearly shows that they are affected by each other, proving that they are neighbors. So, share me your thoughts!
I think close friend also. It was very confused when i read, but if i think easily, if they are enemies, America would attack more Canada after the last of battle.(I heard it was like 1700s?) But they didn't and they are having peace more than 200 years. So i think they are close friend each other...
Yeah I agree with Esther, I do think that Canada and the U.S. are like neighbours, they depend on each other to support each other. They can make fun of each other without creating anything serious such as war. Another reason why I think that they are like neighbours is because they both share a border and like they are close to each other, and so they must like trade things a lot with one another and they are like friends, they know each other well, because they share a friendly border unlike North and South Korean border.
I agree that they are neighbors, they do bussiness together, share similar cultural traits,etc. But i would agree that they are not enimies but rivals. They dont try to eliminate each other, only compete and get better. They share lot of of things and one of the main similaritiy is language.
Post by lukejoo1092 on Oct 24, 2012 9:13:28 GMT -5
I'd say that they are neighbors. They help each other, interact with each other, and communicate with each other. They always keep in touch. They may have stereotypes about the other side but they would consider themselves as neighbors
We can say that they are competing with each other but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are rivals. They can be neighbors who get motivated by each other and thus try to work harder. They don't need to be in a rival relationship to compete, they can have a friendly competition as neighbors as well.
Yes, I believe Canada and U.S.A are pretty much like the neighbors. It's easy to tell how the author, as a Canadian, criticizes and makes fun of not only U.S.A but also Canada. It can be inferred that Canada and U.S.A wouldn't really be offended reading this offensive essay. This means that they're, in a way, like neighbors and are familiar. Therefore, I believe both countries are in a friendly relationship.
I believe they are friendly rival. They seems friendly; they share border, thus they share many aspects in culture. As Esther has mentioned, "If Washington catches a cold, Ottawa sneezes." well shows the relationship between US and Canada government. They are closely related together, so they are friendly. But in someway, I believe they are rivals or some sort. Because they says negative things (in light way) to each other. Also they are sharing their border, they should have some sort of rivalry between countries.
I think US and Canada is similar but also different in many ways. Since they share many similar characteristics, they are like rivals in next door.
I have known a little bit about condition between Canada or America before. After reading this story, I thought that they are neighbors,too because they communicate, trade to each other and i remember that Ms.Boyd said they were neighbor.Thus, I totally think they are neighbor
for example korea and japan. it is not really good relationship between them. i heard "because we are next to each other" from my father. but actually, i came here and i thought it is not bad than i thought. because if i take a taxi, the driver has been talking to me in japanese. but it is only easy word though:D so we can be friends regardless who is japanese, who is korean.
Post by nadiraamalina on Dec 21, 2012 4:17:51 GMT -5
I'd describe Canada and America's 'relationship' this way, if they were people.
First of all, they'd be around the same age. Canada's probably a few months younger, or a couple of years. Again, I must remind you that I'm describing them as people. They wouldn't get along otherwise, but since they live in such close proximity and are involved in each others affairs so often, they eventually get used to each other and their flaws and accept them.
What I'm saying is that Canada and America are those two people who manage to be friends despite of massive differences simply because they see each other a lot and become used to each other.