In other words, this event is the turning point when Flor felt that she had to assimilate with this American culture around her. Finally, she bought a self-learning English package and persistently studied each day. Actually, the low power distance between the Claskys and Flor as employer and an employee supports Flor to be confident in terms of communication. After she mastered English well, she does not mind to firmly state that she would stop working there. She was even daring enough to express her fury to Deborah in English.
Trujillo specially wanted Minerva to be there. Her parents and sisters were concerned, Trujillo tried to make a move on Minerva and she slapped him. Minerva’s family decided to leave early even though they weren’t allowed. The next day Trujillo’s crew shown up at the Mirabal families house and took the father to prison and Minerva for questioning. She was questioned about Leo’s letters and the father was in prison for 3 weeks due to leaving the party early.
This suggests that her dad is a single parent and he doesn't understand change. In contrast, in Tortilla’s Sun in paragraph 18 it states that the daughter has to move to New Mexico for the summer while the mom finishes school. In paragraph 46 she gets upset and storms to her room and she gets her dads baseball and this means that she misses him and needs him. In the story the Confetti Girl the main point
Standing at the periphery of life, glimpsing back to her core ambitions her even more to look and to move forward with vivacity. Esperanza turns into the literary counterpart of Cisneros, displaying several characteristics of internal exile. For both the author and the main character, writing chicana literature represents a means of getting the sense of freedom their crave for, a chance of healing through the beneficial power of confession and, last but not least, a way of proving themselves to others.
The author, Barbara Mujica, uses her niece’s school experience in Florida as an example of what not to do with bilingual education. Mujica’s niece called her feeling very upset about the decisions she had to make with her athletic scholarship, because her comprehension and writing skills in English were deficient. Although her niece had lived in Miami most of her life the environment was equipped to service people in foreign languages. During Mujica’s visit she observed this first hand; businesses, not just teaching, were conducted in Spanish. People and business think they are helping those who do not speak English, but in actuality it may be doing them a disservice.
Stephanie Garcia, two common Hispanic names, work together in a sort. Stephanie, meaning crowned or crowned in victory in many forms works well with Garcia, meaning in Spanish brave in battle. Though originally my parents didn’t decide my name because of what it meant. But because it was her last go-to.
This becomes even more clear when Mama is talking to Walter about the baby and she says: “‘I think Ruth is thinking ’bout getting rid of that child’” (Hansberry 1062). Ruth does not see her current situation fit enough to bring a baby into. Ruth is a strong individual in the family but she also struggles to know what to do with her current situation. After we are introduced to Ruth during Act II the reader continues to see that Ruth stays true to her character by trying to make her family seem put together to outsiders.
In the first chapters of The House of Mirth Wharton establishes various conditions that Lily desires. She is in search of wealth, social prosperity, and marriage. But Lily’s craving for independence is an added aspect that cannot go overlooked. The craving is established early on, in chapter three of the text. Lily is seen longing to, “drop out of the race and make an independent life for herself” but yet knows it would not be a fit lifestyle for her because “she hated dinginess as much as her mother had hated it, and to her last breath she meant to fight
When I was growing I was told I was beautiful no matter how big or small I had gotten. I would consider Ana to be a rival. Regardless of what her mother said and believe Ana decided that she was going to make her own decisions which is not unusual for young adults that have just
In the story, “The Myth of a Latin Woman” is about the author Judith Ortiz Cofer talking about her life and growing up as a Puerto Rican girl. She talks about the struggles she had to go through, like always being under heavy surveillance by her family. She would be under their watch because she was a girl and was expected to protect her family’s honor and to behave like in her family’s terms “proper senorita”. I agree that she was forced to mature fast just at her teenage years; a point that needs emphasizing since so many people believe Cofer could never act her age.