La Frontera Gloria Anzaldúa Chapter 1 Summary

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Gloria Anzaldúa’s, Borderlands La Frontera: A New Mestiza , Chapter 2 “Movimientos de Rebeldía y las Culturas que Traiciona” and Monica Palacios’s “La Llorona Loca: The Other Side” can be considered a part of the Latinx literature cannon. My research strives to determine how heteronormative ideology influences the reconstruction of queer narratives in both these texts. I also strive to assess how heteronormative ideology manifests itself through the body. Before one can understand how heteronormative ideology influences reconstruction it is vital to discover where heteronormativitiy is found. The textual analysis will develop in the following structure. First, Heteronormative ideology will be identified through the text. Next, the heteronormative ideology will be…show more content…
Anzaldúa next explicitly descries deviance from heterosexuality, through her description of heteronormative ideological influence in her cultures treatment toward homosexuals. Anzaldúa states “the queer are the mirror reflecting the heterosexual tribe’s fear: begin different, being other and therefore lesser, therefore sub-human, inhuman, non-human”(40). Through this statement Anzaldúa reinforces how influential ideology can be in both culture and cultural reproduction. Anzaldúa’s chapter continues by introducing the concept of “half and halfs.”According to Anzaldúa, the half and halfs “are suffering from a despot duality that states” they can only be one or the other”(41). The idea of being only one or the other is rooted in the gender binary of being male or female, and Anzaldúa critics this mindset. She ends this section claiming “I, like other queer people, am two in one body, both male and female”(41). Through this declaration Anzaldúa through the influence of heteronormative ideology describes queerness as

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