What The Moon Saw Analysis

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The theme of cultural values appears over the course of the book What the Moon Saw, by Laura Resau. In the Mixteco village of Yucuyoo, people live simplistic lives deeply rooted in tradition and community. The people who live in Yucuyoo value friendship and the world around them. To begin with, they value friendship and have a strong sense of community. For example, the people in Yucuyoo “all eat from the tortilla” (82). This saying illustrates how the villagers help their neighbors and live as a large family all connected by past generations. Secondly, the village values, appreciates and embraces the world around them: “Here in Yucuyoo we have a saying: The land is our body and its streams are our blood. And its waterfalls, our pulse” (96).
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