“The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson” is a Russian folktale retold by Leo Tolstoy. We read in class about a grandfather being treated poorly by his son and his son’s wife. In the the poem, “Abuelito Who”, by Sandra Cisneros, talks about a grandfather that is loving and caring and would always play with his granddaughter, the speaker. Then the grandfather became sick and his granddaughter is bored because he can’t play with her. Each story tells about a grandfather that has different families that treat them differently.
This type of book was worked in an epic style about the main events of the Conquest, from its beginning until the fall of Tenochtitlan, and other happenings that followed in this conquest. One of the criticisms that Bernal Diaz del Castillo has by my point of view is that he never learned to speak indigenous languages and yet is able to describe whole dialogs indigenous from the first day he stepped on the continent. Some of the chapter, he mentioned “Well, I will not continue describing this.” For that reason, many people describe the author as a simple to writer. So, I imagine him that this book was wrote while he was talking about what he saw in the conquest and he was writing while he was thinking about that.
Disagreements brought among two can greatly cause an uncertain effect on those surrounded by them, as well as each other. Innocent minded children are targeted to be easily influenced. That is until that child starts becoming experienced and learns to lead his own path perpetually discovering his autonomy. Gabriel and Maria, a dissimilar couple introduced from Rudolfo Anaya’s “Bless Me, Ultima”, presents a conflicting environment on those having to deal with their differing ideal beliefs. Maria, a Luna, daughter of a farmer, peaceful and quiet like the moon.
Rudolfo Alfonso Anaya was born on October 30, 1937, to Rafaelita and Martin Anaya in Pastura, New Mexico, a small village located on the western edge of the Llano Estacado (the Staked Plains). He was the eighth of ten children (three of them from previous marriages by his parents). Rudolfo was born into a generation of Mexican-American families that experienced the culmination of the displacement of an agro-pastoral, self-subsistence economy by a wage-labor market economy. His father tended to withdraw from this process, while his mother, a devout Catholic, encouraged Rudolfo to explore, adapt, and achieve in the enveloping social world of the Anglo American. Early in his life, his family moved from Pastura to Santa Rosa, where he spent his
Martin and Maria are from two different stories but are similar, but different in many ways. Martin is in The Medicine Bag, by Virginia Driving Hawk Snev. Maria on the other hand is from Who are you Today Maria, by Judith Ortiz Cofer. We will be going over the environment they lives in, attitude towards their culture and heritage, and relationships with their grandparents. The environment people live in can affect the way they live and the way they act.
In Voices and A People’s History Bartolome de Las Casas, voice intrigued me most. Bartolome spoke with such concern for the Indians, as he described how the Indians were beaten, tortured, turned into slaves and treated with great malice. Bartolome explained how gracious the Indians were to see the Spaniards when they first arrive believing that they were sent from the heavens. Reading his words made my heart bleed out for the Indians, to read that the people they worshipped only cared for the gold, causing several million people to lose their lives.
Two stories, “Home”, and, “Abela Invents the Zero”, each have one main character. These characters both change their values. They change from their personal experiences. They both change from their personal experiences. They both change for the better, Constancia in, “Abela Invents the Zero”, learns to respect her elders and Yevgeny in, “Home”, learns how to talk to his son.
Chapter 1: • Jose Arcadio Buendia starts trading a gypsy for new innovations in hopes of becoming successful. • The gypsy is named Melquiades • Jose starts to go into the “science” of alchemy and starts to ignore everyone else • Jose had founded the village of Macondo • He tries to find a route to get to other cities, but fails. • He tries to move Macondo, but his wife, Ursula, says nah.
1. What is the Latino paradox? Why does it exist? a. The Latino paradox was identified by researchers in the 1960s and it notion that Latino immigrants of lower income and education has low rates of mental health issues compared to whites who has higher education and income.
The Amontillado: The Amontillado is a symbol of sin, specifically glutton. The Amontillado tempts Fortunato throughout the story, just like sin tempts people everyday. The Bells on Fortunato’s hat: The bells on Fortunato’s hat that jingle consistently throughout the tale symbolizes the passing of time as Fortunato and Montresor make their way deeper and deeper into the catacombs. The bells could also signify Fortunato’s approaching death, since bells were often used to signify someone dying in the past.
"A Mexican Trilogy: An American Story," presented by the Latino Theater Company, was a clever production written by Evelina Fernandez and directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela. The production, which was separated into three full-length plays, documented the experiences of a Mexican family throughout four generations. In the production, all of the actors had multiple roles, giving them the difficult task of creating a different character for each role. One of the talented actors who was able to achieve this goal was Xavi Moreno. Adding to the overall portrayal of the play, Moreno uses his body and voice as an instrument of dramatic expression to create the characters of Charlie in "Faith" and Juan Francisco in "Charity."
Taken For Granted It is often said to not judge a book by its cover. In the story “An Hour With Abuelo” a young teenage boy must visit his grandfather who doesn't have much time left to live at a nursing home in Brooklyn. Once his mother persuades him to go visit his grandfather he is not happy .As he arrives to his grandfather's room Arturo keeps looking at his watch timing one hour till he could go home. His grandfather tells him his life story not knowing how interested he would be into it.