Chicano Essays

  • The Role Of Chicano Americans In The 1960s

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    learned about the movement that led to the Chicano identity. This movement sparked, when the farm workers in the fields of California, marched on Sacramento for equal pay and humane working conditions. This march was led by César Chavez and Dolores Huerta. In this film I also learned about Sal Castro. Sal Castro was a school teacher in Los Angeles that led the largest high school student walkout in American history. This walkout demanded that Chicano students be given the same educational opportunities

  • Chicano Art Research Paper

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    Chicano art possesses a true aesthetic, mirroring a diverse and ever-changing Chicago reality. Today's Chicano art is multipurpose and multifaceted, social and psychological, American in character and universal in spirit. Chicago is considered as people's art movement, outside of museums and hierarchy, so it continues to establish radical or protest art. Since most Chicano artist continue to be rejected for the creative works due to cultural bias therefore, Chicano art does not appear in museums

  • Frank Romero: As The Chicano Art Movement

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    to his rich Hispanic heritage and gained much inspiration from his culture and his surroundings of Los Angeles, a city bustling with millions of diverse, culture-rich backgrounds. As a painter and muralist, Romero was profoundly influenced by the Chicano population of Los Angeles in which he spent most of his lifetime living as a part of. His passion for art quickly

  • Identity In I Am Joaquin

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    that helped shape an identity for thousands of Chicanas and Chicanos through its verses; and served as a key component in developing the Chicano Movement of the late 1960’s and 1970’s. During this time, the term Chicano was specific to Mexican Americans and the movement was very male centric. The term Chicano is key to the Chicano movement, but the definition of Chicano has evolved over time and I would argue continues to evolve. The Chicano movement excluded women as well other’s with similar struggles

  • Mexican Borderlands

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    Chicano writers created fictional tales related to the Chicano movement. Moreover, Mexican-American male writers also wrote about the injustices against the Chicano community such as the farm workers. According to the introduction to Borderlands/La Frontera, the Mexican culture was seen as “explicitly inferior to the U.S. culture.”

  • Analysis Of Taming A Wild Tongue

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    presents throughout her text. For example, she uses allusions when she states “Chicanos did not know we were a people until 1965 when Cesar Chavez and the farmworkers united and I Am Joaquin was published and la Raza Unida party was formed in Texas. With that recognition, we became a distinct people. Something momentous happened to the Chicano soul- we became aware of our reality and acquired a name and a language (Chicano Spanish) that reflected that reality”(Anzaldua). The author also uses quotes

  • Bread In The House On Mango Street Cisneros

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    Where you grow up determines how you are shaped as a person. Specifically, the people around you mold you into who you are, and for Esperanza/Chayo, it was the Chicano/a community. Since Esperanza had grown up in an underprivileged neighborhood, it usually was not what she desired. She expected that anywhere else would be better- it would fit her description of home. Similarly, Chayo had the same perceptions about

  • The Handmaid's Tale And The Bloody Chamber Analysis

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    Both texts ‘The Handmaids Tale’ and ‘The Bloody Chamber’ were written during the second wave of feminism which centralised the issue of ownership over women’s sexuality and reproductive rights and as a result, the oral contraceptive was created. As powerfully stated by Ariel Levy, ‘If we are really going to be sexually liberated, we need to make room for a range of options as wide as the variety of human desire.’ Margaret Atwood and Angela Carter both celebrate female sexuality as empowering to challenge

  • Identity In The House On Mango Street

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    A common lifelong struggle of humanity is finding oneself as well as one’s place in society. People struggle to define their identities on a global, local and personal level. For instance, a Mexican family is trying to create a living in America, while struggling for acceptance. As a member of the family, a young girl questions the true meaning of home. As she grows, she dreams of what the perfect home will be and also learns how to fight for her rights as a Chicana woman. Assisting in her journey

  • Stereotypes In The House On Mango Street

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    that they would think it is a neighborhood full of criminals. "They think we are dangerous. They think they will attack them with shiny knives. They are stupid people who are lost and got here by mistake" (Cisneros 21). Due this disturbances, the Chicanos will be frowned upon and will have difficulty finding jobs or being well received by another group of

  • Personal Narrative-Identif Anzaldúa's Dual Identity

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    The alarm clock stared me down as the time flashed like a warning signal. Each beep makes me more anxious and I kick the sheets off in a panic. Although the loss of power is not alarming, I suddenly realized how alone I now was. I could not walk down the hall and have someone to talk to. I could not wake someone up for the sake of company because no one could relate to my surroundings anymore. There was no one to wake up or stumble to in a jittery haze. I found myself more isolated through my inability

  • Chicanas: A Theoretical Analysis

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    they saw informed consent and a waiting period for sterilizations as inconveniences (Davis, 131). Failure to include protections for Chicanas allowed racial ideologies to affect birth controlling, leading to more forced sterilizations. While the Chicano movement did try to combat the racial economic barriers that Chicanas faced, they failed to understand the intersectionality of race and gender. Chicanas in the documentary No Más Bebés revealed that they did not tell their families about their sterilizations

  • Gender In The House On Mango Street

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    On Mango Street (1984) by Sandra Cisneros is a coming of age tale of a Mexican-American girl named Esperanza living in a fictional poor neighborhood in Chicago called Mango Street, where she is confronted by various forms of oppression that depict Chicano culture and define the woman’s role in a Latino society. Thus Cisneros’ use of Esperanza as the protagonist allows the reader to understand that the same forces of oppression that ensnare Esperanza to Mango Street is what encourages her to have the

  • F Scott Fitzgerald Crack Up Analysis

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    No matter who and where people are, they face hardships and struggle for getting better in this or that situation. Writers try to cope with their scuffles by writing. Writing is one way of pain relief and also connection with those who keep up with them and their work. One of such writers was F. Scott Fitzgerald who wrote the collection of essays; the Crack-up that mainly gives the impression of being a monologue starving to be a dialogue. The author used the technique of simply addressing his ideas

  • Cultural Appropriation In Latino Culture

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    Modern society adapts to the views its people holds, which can explain why it seems so divided nowadays. It is as if no one can ever agree on anything. As a country, we are struggling to differ from right or wrong, keeping us on opposite sides. We have different views on everything, from how much gun control there should be to whether immigrants should be allowed and even what classifies as racism. Regarding culture and race, there are many instances which are offensive to some but brushed off by

  • Tame Wild Tongue

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    a Wild Tongue,” Gloria Anzaldua argues for the permission to define her own Chicano/ Feminist voice without being hindered by stereotypes and limitations. Gloria argues that, “wild tongues can’t be tamed, they can only be cut out,” but specifically argues that different accents stir up one big culture. She says “We oppress each other trying to oust Chicano each other, tying to be the “real” Chicanas, to speak like Chicanos.” meaning each Spanish is a variation of two languages, and that there’s different

  • Compare Macbeth And The Lion King

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    How many times have we heard about the Shakespeare's influence? Because of the particular and flawless works of William Shakespeare, it is not surprising that why he is an influential person in the literary society for more than century. Undoubtedly, there are many people willing to let their heart be broken and cry for his work over and over again. Although his body was consumed by the time, his name and spirit are still breathing in our world through the poetry, literature, book or even movie.

  • Analysis Of Mary Louise Pratt's Art Of The Contact Zone

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    Mary Louise Pratt’s essay “ Arts of the Contact Zone” opens up a new concept for social spaces where cultures meet in a context of extensive differences of power in social and intellectual classes. Pratt has a lot of thoughts regarding contact zones and communities that she supports by describing different scenarios. The contact zone is a place of many emotions. It can be a dangerous place where people misunderstand each other, but it can also be a place where people learn from each other and have

  • The Sanchez Family

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    "MY FAMILY" MOVIE REVIEW Introduction The Sanchez family is a Mexican family whose father leaves his homeland in search of the American dream. The family members include, Mrs. Sanchez, two daughters and four sons. The movie directed by Gregory Nava, is dramatic and comical, yet it tell a good story of the struggles, determination, and happiness of a Mexican family. Mr. Sanchez, the father leaves his homeland on foot estimating it will take him no more than two weeks to get to his uncle's house

  • Children Of Mexico By Richard Rodriguez Summary

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    In the essay "Children of Mexico," the author, Richard Rodriguez, achieves the effect of relaying his bittersweet feeling regarding how Mexicans stubbornly hold on to their past and heritage by not only relaying many personal experiences and images, but also by using an effective blend of formal and informal tone and a diction that provides a bittersweet tone. Among the variety of ways this is done, one is through repetitive reference to fog. The word is used many times in the essay, especially