What Is The Meaning In Julia Alvarez's Critique Of 'Yo !'

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State University, mentions in her critique of ¡Yo!, “The text concludes by showcasing storytelling, especially in the case of immigrants” (Tompkins 2). These immigrant stories, that so many sympathize over for a moment and soon forget all about, are not stories but the memories of real people. The word “charm” is not a word one would identify with the stories of a brutal Dominican dictatorship. Alvarez uses the word charm to show that people always look for a happy ending when listening to an immigrant’s narration of their reality. However, most of the time these stories do not in fact have happy endings, but genuine tragedy and struggle. Furthermore, as the chapter arrives at its conclusion, Alvarez presents Laura’s telling of stories as
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