Most people, in this world, have a passion deep down inside of them that lead them to achieve what they put their heart and mind to. Fulfilling that passion is the most satisfying feeling. Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz is a well-known extraordinary figure from the colonial period. She is a great example of persevering to get through many obstacles in her life. Sor Juana developed a desire for education at a very young age and was highly noticeable in all of her literature.
One of the strongest traits to possess is not courage nor intellect, but rather love for one another. The novel, In the time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez, perfectly illustrates the capabilities love can accomplish. Love is shown to bond families like the Mirabel sisters together and evoke emotion that encourage others to sympathize with them. The stories about the Mirabel sister’s children, husbands, and themselves, paved a path to ending Trujillo’s regime. The emphasis of love that the sisters and their families share is prevalent throughout the novel In the Time of the Butterflies, as it influences them to protect and sacrifice for one another, which ultimately inspires a revolt to successfully end Trujillo’s regime.
Margarita Engle's Margarita Engle grew up in Los Angeles but started a strong relationship with her mother's homeland in cuba over the long summers she spent there. She was trained as a botanist and agronomist before becoming a full-time poet. And she now lives in Central California, where she enjoys hiding in the wilderness to help train her husband’s search and rescue dog. Engles influenced society and promoted cuban life through her works The poet slave of cuba, The surrender tree, and drum dream girl. Engles text The Poet slave of cuba brought awareness to the everyday life of a slave in cuba.
What is the significance of a notable event if it does not change a person’s life? The story, “In the Time of Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez portrays the Mirabal sisters as typical girls who grew up in the 1950’s and 60’s on their family farm in the Dominican Republic. The Mirabal sisters had the same hopes, dreams, insecurities, and aspirations of girls in their country, yet the path they each eventually chose for themselves lead them to revolutionary outcomes. Each girl possessed a unique personality and each girl called into civil disobedience came from a unique mindset. Despite and because of their varied experiences each sister chose to join the revolution when each of their most dominant core values were called upon or challenged.
Julia Alvarez was born in New York City on March 27, 1950. At three months old Julia Alvarez and her family moved to the Dominican Republic. Julia Alvarez spent most of her child hood in the Dominican Republic. At ten years old Julia Alvarez and her family fled back to New York. Julia Alvarez did attend school here in the United States and even went to university.
Women have always had problems with how they have been treated in the world. They were never treated fairly or equally. These things have effects on women and they aren’t really good outcomes on how women feel about it. In Julia Alvarez’s book “ In the time of the butterflies” it shows gender roles, how women are treated in the Dominican Republic.
Her background varied from the the other kids she met as a young girl and her career was based heavily off her differing background (Alvarez). Julia Alvarez was born on March 27, 1950 in New York during her parents first failed attempt at living in the United States (Barth). Alvarez was born into a family of three including her Dominican native mother and father and one older sister Being from the Dominican Republic, her father was a member of the Underground which were a group of people planning to overthrow their dictator Rafael Trujillo (Jacques). Her
Isabel Allende has faced some challenges in her lifetime. On August 2, 1942, Isabel Allende was born to Tomás Allende Pesce de Bilbaire and Francisca Llona Barros in Lima, Peru. She is the goddaughter of Salvador Allende, her father’s cousin. Isabel Allende has two brothers, Pancho and Juan Allende (“Isabel Allende Biography”).
Internal conflicts incorporated often in Names/Nombres in Julia Alvarez's writing to emphasize how characters thinks about her name and how people treat it. During paragraph 17 when she is talking about how she feels the author writes “I just wanted to be Judy and merge with the Sallys and Janes In my class. But, inevitably, my accent and coloring game me away”(17). By telling us her thought, the emotion is enhanced because she doesn't want to be a part of two different cultures which she should be happy for. Being singled out makes this struggle one of her greatest.
By sharing her work with the world Alvarez opened her heart and shared her beliefs and how she came adulthood much quicker than most. Her novel How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents shares diversity, pain, strength, and courage to young adults around the world. Julia Alvarez What a time to be alive! Alvarez was born March 27, 1950.
One can often find signs of her heroism, in music and art. With music she is idolized as hero by Mercedes Sosa, she has a song called “Juana Azurdy”. In the song she says how there can’t be a braver captain than Juana and how they amazon’s are finally free. With the more modern use of music Juana has been made in a way into a corrido, in which a song is made into a story. Corridos are most often used in Mexican culture but they are also used in other countries in Latin America.
Esmeralda Santiago is a Puerto Rican author and former actress known for her novels and memoirs, with some essays published in The New York Time’s and the Boston Globe. She takes on a unique way of writing bringing in her life’s struggles and lessons while creating amazing pieces of literature. In When I was Puerto Rican, Esmeralda Santiago incorporates descriptive language with relatable words to describe the conflict and the challenges that she encounters to achieve the American Dream. One the surface, the message is by traveling through the challenges, anyone can achieve their dreams when determined to do so.
Judith Ortiz Cofer: The Myth of the Latina Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria The Myth of the Latina Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria by Judith Ortiz Cofer is a story covering Latina Women in America. Judith is from Puerto Rico and for much of the passage, discusses her life as a Latina and how she would be judged for doing common people activity. She would be ridiculed for her clothes and labeled illegal or a prostitute.
Ailema Gonzalez Journal entry #2 Memories My earliest memory of being read to would have to be when I was 6 years and my mother read me my first book. The book was full of Spanish tales. Around this time of age, I believed every part of those stories where real. The majority of these memories were positive due to the fact she always had a caring voice and would make the characters come to life with how she spoke.
The concept of cultural events is one of the important aspects of contemporary European life. It's the transition of European identity-making in its basic level, as a result of various forms of cultural friction, integration, transformation and synthesis, These processes have emerged for countless reasons, including the translation of forms of cultural expressions, and intellectual exchange and intellectual competition, technological change, economic development, trade and war, occupation and unification. To understand the cultural meetings is to understand the history and meaning of Europe itself, the nearest human settlement periods to the present day. Its effects reach all the way from the activities of daily living to a wider community