Maria La Loca Analysis

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The stories that Mama told were that of "mortality and cautionary tales" told by the women in their family for generations. In this essay, the story of Maria La Loca that Mama tells the girls specifically related, to Laura, Cofer’s aunt. Laura is getting married at the young age of seventeen and to prevent men from ruining her life, Mama tells how Maria La Loca "is as old as her mother already."
The women that is participating in the storytelling were Cofer' grandmother who is refer to as Mama, her mother,and her aunts. Cofer is allowed to join in so that this stories will teach her want it means to be a women. Since the story sessions are told when the men are at work and the boys are playing baseball there is no males present.
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