There are countless examples of Mexican-American masculinity in this novel, like when it mentions that Gabriel’s two eldest sons are fighting in WWII. Bless Me, Ultima also presented the process of acculturation for Mexican-Americans, especially in the education system. Vikki Ruiz specifically mentions this process, stating “Students also became familiar with U.S. history and holidays” (Ruiz, p.266). this is portrayed when Antonio talks about one learning English only after going to school. Acculturation was an intrinsic aspect of the creation of Mexican
One of the things that was most difficult for me was to get used to the food it tastes different specially tortillas, cheese, corn, beans and ham but also here the food tastes really good, food that I had never tasted where I live before. I fit into the Hispanic community, through participating in traditions, playing music, cooking food. In the first way I fit in the Hispanic community is by participating in traditions which is very important for my family. For example one of the traditions we follow is Quinseñeras; XV is a party that is made for a girl when she turns fifteen, in that celebration first she goes to church to thank god for turning fifteen and when it’s
Las Vegas is where I was born and raised. That doesn’t mean that I just gave up on my Mexican culture. Like many others, I have a culture that is both American and Mexican. My culture has shaped my values, perceptions, and behaviors. The culture of my family, community, and society has made who I am as a person in numerous ways.
I fit into the Hispanic community through the experiencing the culture first hand ,participating in traditions and planning to include my culture in my future. As hispanics we like to celebrate a lot, we celebrate some of the same holidays as other cultures. During Christmas time we make posadas which is half religious and half celebrating , we recreate Mary and Joseph’s pilgrimage to Bethlehem .When we finish with that part we start with the party half which we celebrate with food and piñatas. As Hispanics we really do believe in traditions, during christmas time we like to make big parties all our family and friends get together to celebrate we make some traditional food like tamales, punch ,buñuelos and many other food . We also have our own traditions, when I go to Mexico in the end of July we go to a celebration which is called Santana all the people
So I wanted to learn to make it so I can one day make arepas for my kids. I included this because it relates to Montano's experience when he was young. Just like my dad, he learned how to make this special dish by watching his parents and passing this down to me is special. Montano used cooking as a way of coping with identity, for me, I would use soccer as a way of life. In Colombia, soccer is the biggest sport just like every Latin country.
This paper will examine my Mexican American cultural background and how it affects my way of communicating with others. The Mexican American society is rich with culture, traditions, folklore, and religion. These major influences are especially seen in the Los Angeles area. This area is rich in music, food, and customs of the Mexican culture. Here is where the majority of the Spanish language is spoken.
This Life-long Learner Report assignment has really helped with my Spanish speaking. One of the things I said I would do was speak to my mom in Spanish whenever I can, and this has helped me a lot. For example, when I spoke to my mom, she would give me instant feedback when I would pronounce a word wrong. She would also tell me new words that I didn 't know beforehand. It 's also been fun to be able to understand the Spanish TV shows and movies, because before I started this class I didn 't understand much of it (I would have to constantly ask my mom questions on what they talking about).
Did you ever think of the diversity of Hispanic heritage? Probably not, but you should because that heritage is truly remarkable. It is so outstanding in many different ways than other heritages, such as the amount of languages, culture, and the passion of all the people who proudly say that their Hispanic. That is why Hispanic Heritage month shows just how diverse the heritage really is. Do you know what being diverse really means?, well if you do good, but if you don’t I will explain it.
It is so easy to draw conclusion before truly understating the meaning behind it all. When I think of fiesta, I immediately draw my own conclusion that it’s a celebration for a child’s birthday and Pina’s filled with candies. After reading this chapter, it was enlightened to know The Mexican Fiesta is a celebration for variety of occasions. The celebration includes, “historical events, Mexican Independence Days, honoring Catholic saints; as well as paying homage to special foods and crops found in particular region”. Per the Mexican Tourism, the yearly Fiesta held are between 500-600 a year.
However, what we didn’t know is that Mexican cultures and traditions travel and surpass any and every boundary. When I was around 15 years old, I was presented with the opportunity to experience a Mexican tradition first-hand. The event in which I was participating was commemorating Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, two of Mexico’s most famous artists. Their life and paintings were exhibited in a combination of plays and Mexican traditional dances. The colorful dresses, the loud Mariachi that made
Pepettes act as servants for their designated player; they bake football themed desserts, decorate signs, carry their books and even get paid for sex. This female gender role is supported throughout Odessa’s community. Pepettes have a specific role to play, and that role is to support their football player in anything he needs to be successful on the field. It is mentioned that often times, intelligent females “dumb down” to fit within the Permian school culture. Academic expectations have encouraged deviance within the classroom for Permian football players.