narrator thinks of herself as American, not so much Japanese was her friend and the United States government does. Her identity is based on what she likes of her experiences, not so much for heritage. Cisneros 's narrator sees herself as very clearly different from her Mexican grandmother. But others charge for others Mexican
Chapter Five: Interpretive Evaluation Essay For my essay I will be discussing my evaluation of Frida Kahlo’s painting named “Self-portrait along the boarder line between Mexico and the United States”. Frida Kahlo created this painting while living in Detroit at the time, in the year 1932. My overall impression of her creation is she’s lonely, the loyalty to her home town (Coyacan, Mexico), how she views our country, and how the two sides of her portrait contrast. She displays she’s lonesome by standing solid, by herself on a stone engraved with her name.
The Two Frida 's can be interpreted in different views and aspects. In an interpretation by Hayden Herrera, the painting is connected to Diego Rivera. In the book Frida a Biography of Frida Kahlo, Herrera goes more in depth about what Rivera meant to Kahlo. For instance, Herrera states, "one of them is Frida that Diego loved… the second Frida, the woman whom Diego no longer loved" (278). Frida would dress the way Rivera wanted her to and at that point if he cheated on her he did not love her with the traditional Mexican clothing.
Cofer explains the struggles her grandmother had living up to the expectations as a women in the Latino culture, which she called “martyr complex” in Puerto Rican women, of self-sacrifice (Cofer, 1993, para. 3). The symmetry of the story” The Witches Husband” and her grandmother, is if the wife leaves the husband he should not follow, but let her return if she chooses. And if she
In the altar’s center is “a plaster image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, quarter-life size, its brown Indian face staring down on the woman” (Paredes 23). The implication of the stare is of criticism as the Virgin, symbolic of an ideal Mexican womanhood, looks down on Marcela, whose Anglo features starkly contrast with the Virgin’s, and whose actions are in opposition to the values that she represents. This carefully constructed scene is meaningful. Marcela’s lifeless body lies between the bed and the altar, and opposite to the altar is Marcela’s shrine dedicated to Hollywood movie stars. These are the visual images of the opposing forces that characterize the Mexican-American struggle for resistance against American cultural hegemony.
This was one she painted after the Henry Ford Hospital painting; it was painted in 1943. For example, this painting contains curvilinear lines that extend from her, she placed herself in the middle of the painting as the focal point, and it was also inspired by a tragedy (The Art Story). This painting is oil on a canvas and is now in the Collection of Jacques & Natasha Gellman (The Art Story). She painted this art piece in Mexico City, Mexico after one of the many times she caught Diego cheating on her (The Art Story). Not only is the form different from Henry Ford Hospital, the content is different as well.
If the Texians moved into a place where the laws were enforced, they would of moved earlier because they wouldn’t have established a life there. But since the laws were enforced later, they couldn’t move because they had already established a living. Not only is the Texan's treatment important, but Mexico’s behavior to America plays a key role in showing that the war is
In “Two ways to Belong in America” there are the two sisters that have to interact with the country that they’ve chosen to live. The author contrasts her American lifestyle to her sister’s Indian traditional life. When a new legislation that stimulated citizenship to legal immigrant living in the US was passed, both sisters had different reactions. Starting with Mira saying “I feel manipulated and discarded. This is such an unfair way to treat a person who was invited to stay and work here because of her talent.”
While Mira remained true to her Indian culture and married an Indian man Bharati married a Canadian/American man and chose to desert the Indian culture. Clearly Mira’s culture affected her view on the world. She loved coming to America and the people, experiences, and opportunities the country gave her but she loved her culture more. Bharati’s culture influenced her in a different way.
Another example of cultural identity being a common problem is in story, “Two Kinds” the author stated how she believed that she could not do anything because her mom pressured her too much (Tan, 1989). The author did not believe in herself, she did not know what she was capable of, she was pressured into being someone she was not and that led her to disobeying her mother, since she could not find what she was good at. On the other hand in the poem, “Where I’m From” the author is very proud of her culture, so much that she describes it in a joyful tone. The author says “I am from” several times to emphasize that she loves her culture (Lyon, 1999).
California which is one of the fifty states of American might have been stolen from Mexico. On April 25th 1846 after the annexation of Texas American soldiers went to the borders by Texas and went to guard it. Mexico had a different perspective however and saw that the United States were crossing their borders and attacked them. This caused a lot of conflicts which lead to the Mexican American War. I believe that America was not justified with going to war with Mexico because of how Mexico did not accept the annexation of Texas, Mexico defending their land and US invading it, the last reasons is what Mexico did not accept slavery but Americans ignored this rule.
Self-portraits are not meant to be interpreted as unbiased opinions of the subjects’ basic physical appearance. This, however, does not make them deceptive or untrue. Instead of merely showing us what these people look like, self-portraits express the endlessly complex facets of a human’s soul. They show us the things, people, and qualities that the artist valued. Dürer embodies Christ to exemplify the power of the artist and their divine ability to create, to make something where before there was nothing.