Case Study Construction and Analysis
The case subject to analysis regarding multicultural interaction or communication involves a group of persons from different cultures. The identified place is a shared apartment for students. The persons involved in the case include Nicholas from Ghana who is a sophomore, Shinzo who is also a sophomore and an international student from Japan and Herman from the United States who is also a sophomore. Neither of the three share a course. However, they share some classes.
On one incidence, Nicholas was cooking on behalf of the other roommates. Shinzo came back from class and saluted the other two in the room and proceeded to his bed to make some preparations for the next class due in three hours. Usually, Shinzo was used to making or receiving calls in his Japanese Language. The case was not different. He received a call and commenced communicating in Japanese. Herman called out, “Hey, please pick the call from outside or rather reduce your Japanese accent.” Earlier, Herman and Nicholas had been into a friendly conversation that turned sour after Nicholas made the attempt to defend Shinzo’s trends. Shinzo on other hand made the effort of handing up. “I really apologize for this. It will not happen again.” However, from his face, it was clear that if it were in Shinzo’s discretion, he would have turned every situation bizarre possibly even through charging against Herman. Nicholas, on the other side, felt very dissatisfied with the manner in which Herman had opted to deal with Shinzo’s calling behavior. Resultantly, he decided to call on each of them to exercise what would have been best for them as far as they were roommates.
Nicholas argued, “Hey, Herm, Shinzo, this is not good. We owe each other some respect and accommodation.” The argument made by Nicholas expressed absolute interest in peaceful coexistence between the two other roommates.
Herman responded, “If you really believe in accommodation and respect, then advice your friend to avoid using his vernacular when communicating in this room.” In fact, he slammed the door on his way out of the room. However, according to Nicholas, Herman was never the kind of person who walks away from trouble. So, he went on to serve the food that he had cooked. Shinzo, on the other side looked