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Importance of Community in El Tonto Del Barrio - Importance of Community in El Tonto Del Barrio      The title of Jose Armas’ story, "El Tonto Del Barrio" (or "The Barrio Dummy"), may be interpreted two different ways. The first interpretation is literal and applies to the simple-minded Romero, who with the help of his community is able to function in the real world. The second interpretation is ironic; it applies to the Harvard-bound Seferino, who though he means well is so lacking in experience that he turns Romero’s world upside down and nearly gets him committed to an institution....   [tags: Tonto Del Barrio Essays]
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The Deterioration of Romero in El Tonto Del Barrio - The Deterioration of Romero in El Tonto Del Barrio       After reading Jose Armas’s story, "El Tonto Del Barrio," I was greatly touched by this simple yet effective story of how the village idiot is used to teach a lesson to the audience. However, after researching the topic, I found that there had been no literary discussion concerning Armas or "El Tonto del Barrio." I was shocked to find this out, and I believe this is an interesting and important story which should be looked into. "El Tonto del Barrio" is not just a story about a college-bound young man named Seferino who tries to help the community "idiot" Romero, but it is also a story about a man who slowly deteriorates when his pr...   [tags: Tonto Del Barrio Essays]
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Ernesto Galarza's Barrio Boy and Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Ernesto Galarza's Barrio Boy and Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club In both pieces of literature; "Barrio Boy," by Ernesto Galarza and "The Joy Luck Club," by Amy Tan; the authors portray families and their struggle with language barriers, even within their own families, adapting to the customs and routines of the North American society, and how the younger family members succeeded in school, work, and relationships. In Amy Tan’s book "The Joy Luck Club," the theme of the "American Dream," which is the belief that America is a guaranteed land of opportunity, of success and happiness is the main theme in the story....   [tags: Barrio Boy The Joy Luck Club] 905 words
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Selling in the Barrio: The Culture of Poverty - ... In a most basic sense Primo did not have the cultural training to fit into this middle or upper class world. Bourgois referred to this culture as an alien culture because it was significantly different from anything Primo would have known. On the one hand his boss did not respect him nor did she trust his abilities. Yet on the other, Primo was not willing to conform to this foreign culture. In reality he was not physically or mentally able to assimilate. This idea of the minority or “inferior” culture being forced to conform to the majority or “superior” culture is due to cultural causes....   [tags: social, problems, success, poverty] 1168 words
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Native Community Life in Invasion by Benjamin Percy and The Barrio by Robert Ramirez - ... There are roads where there were none before. There are roundabouts where there were once intersections. Acres of sagebrush have given way to big box stores”. Percy left Oregon for a long time, but when he came back he saw something he had never expected to occur. As he drove around Percy got lost because this was a new town, there were lots of stores and streets where there was only grass fields. This was unbelievable for him because he actually loved his town and this was heart breaking to see....   [tags: transform, anger, judge, orgin] 1076 words
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Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza and A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago Baca - Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza and A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago Baca are inspired to write an autobiography. Both of these writers defend, reclaim, identify and interpret the meanings of indigenous cultures, and memory. Galarza and Baca grew up in different environments and had different motivations to get their life down on paper for readers to know their life story. Ernesto Galarza was born in Mexico. He decides he wants to tell the story of his journey from a small village in Mexico, to a barrio, a neighborhood, in Sacramento, California....   [tags: indigenous cultures, memory]
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Peter Pan and James Matthew Barrie - Peter Pan is a timeless story written by J.M Barrie. In the time leading up to him writing this story, he was a successful author and playwright. Even with his great success, Barrie still had personal struggles from his marriage and childhood. Barrie used these struggles to write stories that people still enjoy today. Although Peter Pan is a happy children's story, J.M Barrie's inspiration for writing Peter Pan was not so positive. James Matthew Barrie, or J.M Barrie, was born on May 9, 1860 in Kirriemuir, Scotland....   [tags: James Matthew Barrie]
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Identity in J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan - Peter Pan is a character created by a Scottish novelist and playwright named J. M. Barrie (1860–1937). Today we know him as a mischievous boy who can fly and magically refuses to grow up. Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Indians, fairies and pirates, and from time to time meeting ordinary children from the world outside. Peter Pan has appeared in many adaptations, sequels, and prequels....   [tags: Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie, identity, ] 674 words
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Gender Roles in Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie - In Peter and Wendy, written by J. M. Barrie, the characters exhibit specific qualities which are stereotypical of their genders. The characters fall into traditional concepts of masculinity and femininity: Peter is cocky, stubborn, charismatic and enigmatic to the women in his life, and Wendy Darling, a young girl whose father wants to remove her from the nursery she shares with her brothers. The two characters embody and perpetuate gender stereotypes, and mirror the stereotypes embodied by the adult characters in the story, Mr....   [tags: Peter and Wendy, J.M. Barrie, Literary Analysis]
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Barrie Jean Borich’s Restoring the Color of Roses - Barrie Jean Borich’s Restoring the Color of Roses An unstable family environment can shape the way a girl is brought up a great deal. The way her family treats her and reacts to her helps her develop her attitude for and her outlook on the rest of her life. In Barrie Jean Borich’s Restoring the Color of Roses, she presents the reader with a somewhat unstable and sometimes scary family situation. Through her narrative, Borich proves that this type of environment is destructive for a growing girl....   [tags: Barrie jean Borich Restoring Color Roses] 673 words
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Prejudice: Fantasia Barrino - On November 21, 2010 thousands of ebony- skinned women, young and old, tuned in to VH1 to support Fantasia Barrino. These women are proud to learn that she has not only written a sitcom but actively seeks a producer; the viewers finally see Fantasia finding a constructive use of her time. Fantasia has a devoted fan base willing to forgive even the most prominent blunders presented on her show, such as failing to get her G.E.D., being reckless with her money, and dating a married man. Despite all these mistakes, Fantasia still identifies with an audience that accepts her and believes in her ability to grow and to give hope....   [tags: argumentative] 1099 words
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Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie - Throughout the novel Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie explicitly illuminates gender stereotypes and paternal and maternal qualities of the Victorian era. In the early 20th century, patriarchal society strictly defined men and women’s roles in the community. Traditionally, men were expected to attain manhood in the eyes of other men in society, find a spouse, achieve success and respect, provide for their wife and family, work through hardships, live adventurously, and financially succeed. A woman’s main role in life was her responsibilities to her family- primarily seen as wives, mothers, and caretakers, with her place being in a domestic setting....   [tags: gender roles, stereotypes]
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The Life and Writings of James Matthew Barrie - James Matthew Barrie’s strong themes combined with deep symbolism and irony mesh together in his works and give them a sense of whimsical magic and emotion that allowed Barrie to express the childhood he missed out on and essentially wanted. Some of Barrie’s most prominent works are very well-known today. Barrie was born on May 9, 1860, in Kirriemuir, Scotland. His mother and father, David Barrie and Margaret Ogilvy, had ten children. Only seven of their children were surviving, and James was the youngest son....   [tags: Biography ]
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Theme, Symbolism, and Irony in The Works of J. M. Barrie - James Matthew Barrie, an author and playwright, is well-known for his works (Markgraf). It could be assumed that someone who wrote works so full of imagination and creativity would have the greatest amount of happiness. This idea is not true in the case of Barrie, but even though he faced such tragedy, his works are still mostly cheerful. James Matthew Barrie’s strong themes combined with deep symbolism and irony mesh together in his books and give each of his works a sense of whimsical magic and emotion, allowing Barrie to express the childhood he missed out on and essentially wanted....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Age Is Only a Number in Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie - ... Peter tells her that all they need is a nice motherly person, and she accepts this role. Along with the role of being a mother is the work that many mothers of the time would accomplish, such as washing the clothes and sewing. Wendy is not afraid to scold and punish the boys if they were arguing or fighting, for example. However, she is willing to read the Lost Boys stories in order to help them sleep, which is stereotypical of a mother. Therefore, Wendy shows her maturity regardless of age by caring for the Lost Boys; much like John Darling shows his maturity through his fighting mind and decision making....   [tags: Wisdom, Decisions] 738 words
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A Lesson in Maturity from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan - J M. Barrie's Peter Pan is a poignant tale about the magic of childhood. The main character, Peter Pan, is a magical boy who wishes never to fall into the banality of adulthood, but to have an adventure every moment and remain forever young. The play details Peter's relationship with a young girl, Wendy, who is on the cusp of young adulthood. Peter's gang, the Lost Boys, wish for a mother to read them stories. Peter goes and retrieves Wendy to be their new mother. Their adventures reveal much about the nature of childhood and Barrie's thoughts on the bittersweet necessity of growing up. In order for Barrie to get his message on the importance of growing up across to the audience, he must...   [tags: American Literature] 965 words
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Comparing Women in House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek - Ethnic Identity of Women in House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek     The novels The House on Mango Street (Cisneros 1984) and Woman Hollering Creek (Cisneros 1992) relate the new American through the eyes of Cisneros. The women in both novels are caught in the middle of their ethnic identity and their American identity, thus creating the "New American." Cisneros moved between Mexico and the United States often while growing up, thus making her feel "homeless and displaced" (Jones and Jorgenson 109)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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PeterPan, Elvis Presley and Play-Doh, Paragraphs on Several Topics - ... In some variations of the story there where some spin-offs also, Peter can also be quite selfish and arrogant. Peter appears very judge mental and pompous for instance, he calls the Lost Boys blockheads a book that he was in that he didn’t like what happened to him, and when the Darling children said he should leave for home at once. Elvis Presley- His full name is, Elvis Aaron Presley, he is also a American singer, musician and actor the king of rock and roll “nickname” the King, born- January 8, 1935 in tupelo, MS Then later on in life he died on august 16, 1977 in Memphis, TN, he has one spouse and her name is Priscilla Presley she lived from 1967-1973 also Elvis made a wide range of...   [tags: j. m. barrie, musician, toys] 786 words
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Comprehensive Report on Global Staffing Strategies - Comprehensive Report on Global Staffing Strategies Human capital is moving across national boundaries as companies expand their operations throughout the world. In this global environment, people require extreme care and each is different. Human resources must seriously consider the needs of its company’s people as they cross international boundaries. “As the global marketplace expands and the demand for qualified people grows, HR will have a direct effect on the bottom line…H must identify and develop global talent to meet business goals” (Solomon, 1994, p.89)....   [tags: Work HR Employees Staff] 1027 words
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Flamenco Dancing is a Passionate Gypsy Dance from Spain - Flamenco dancing is a passionate dance derived from the old gypsy dances of southern Spain. It is a very emotional and expressive dance. The dancers, bailaores and bailaoras, lose themselves in the music and become one with the song, as they dance you can see their faces contort with the emotion. Flamenco is no one style, it can be fiery and fast or slow and mournful. Flamenco represents 3 unified elements: song dance and music. According to www.classicalguitarmidi.com/history/flamenco It has historically been musical outlet for poor and oppressed....   [tags: music, art, movement] 843 words
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Crecimiento de la poblacion en edad avanzada a nivel mundial - ... En Jagual, un 17% de las personas tienen 60 años o más, los estudios revelan que un porcentaje mayor de 10 es un indicador del cambio poblacional. Estos datos han sido validados por un grupo de Trabajadores Sociales en Adiestramiento de la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Humacao, a partir de observaciones hechas en la comunidad. De esta manera se contesta la primera pregunta sobre si la transición demográfica ocurre en Puerto Rico como plantea la Oficina del Censo. Los estudiantes de Trabajo Social brindan servicios a Jagual desde una organización ubicada en el mismo barrio, conocida como Proyecto de Desarrollo Comunitario, PRODECO....   [tags: puerto rico, datos, censo] 726 words
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The Sociological Imagination, by C. Wright Mills - The Sociological Imagination, by C. Wright Mills, is the ability to connect personal trouble with public issues. The sociological imagination, as Wright describes, is “a quality of mind that will help [journalists and scholars, artist and publics, scientist and editors] to use information and to develop reason in order to achieve lucid summations of what is going on in the world and what may be happening” (Mills). This is exactly what Philippe Bourgois applies in his study of street-level drug dealers in his work entitled “In Search Of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio”....   [tags: personal trouble, public issues] 590 words
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Comparion of In Seach of Respect by Philippe Bourgous and Shattering Silence by Begona Aretxaga - ... She goes further by asserting that violence affects men and women differently by arguing that the manners in which violence is gendered are not fixed but constantly shifting, depending on the likelihood of history, social class, and ethnic identity. In search of respect analyzes the social marginalization of Puerto Ricans living in East Harlem, New York City, USA. The friendship made with Philippe and the drug dealers were fundamental to the book’s nature; the very personal things that the subjects reveal to Bourgois make it extremely honest and give you a full picture for what exactly is happening and their reasoning behind their actions....   [tags: themes, history, class, identity] 1438 words
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Comparing the Minority Experience in Baby of the Family, and House on Mango Street - Women Minority Experience in Baby of the Family, and House on Mango Street     The two novels Baby of the Family, and House on Mango Street expose the minority experience through the perspective of a child, struggling to find an identity in their own unique views of the cultures they are growing up in. The life of Lena's family, one of an upper class African American family in the southern part of the United States, appeals to the ideal of the New American as her family blends the dominant culture with their minority background in their everyday life experiences....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Investigating the Impact of Urbanisation in Santiago, Chile - Investigating the Impact of Urbanisation in Santiago, Chile Introduction I am looking at the effects which have taken place in Santiago due to urbanisation and also what their government has done to make it better. The urbanisation that has taken place in Chile’s capital city has the same causes, problems and advantages as many other cities. The main aspect to look at is the growth in population and the density of the city. This tells us how rapidly or slowly urbanisation has taken place over a period of time....   [tags: Papers] 619 words
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Cesar Chavez - In 1939, when Cesar Chavez was 12 years old, he and his family moved to a well known barrio (neighborhood) of East San Jose, CA known as “Sal Si Puede” (“Get Out If You Can”). Chavez described it as “dirtier and uglier than the rest.” The barrio consisted of Mexican and Mexican-American migrant field workers who had very limited education and money but a strong sense of pride and family. The actual origin of the name Sal Si Puede is still debated by some of the old timers. Some say it was what neighbors yelled at two local youngsters getting chased by the police for a suspected robbery....   [tags: Biography] 1354 words
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The Science of Criminology: Understanding the Mind of a Killer - Theoretically criminology is the attempt to understand crime and previous patterns. Criminology is also describe as an interdisciplinary profession built around the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior that includes its forms, causes, legal aspects and control. The Criminology is regarded more as a behavioral or social science that studies the causes of criminal behavior and the social response to crime. Criminology has many areas of research that includes for example the incidence, forms, causes and consequences of crime, as well as social and governmental regulations and reaction to crime....   [tags: Richard Ramirez, Serial Killer] 1095 words
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Puerto Rican Migration to the United States - Puerto Rican Migration to the United States Unlike Mexicans, Puerto Ricans did not have a vast amount of land. However, the whites in America effected both people. Mexicans would lose their land in the southwest to the Anglos. The Treaty of Guadeloupe would create a harsh environment for the Mexicans where they were not equal citizens. Whites would come into the southwest and take the land that previously belonged to the Mexicans. For Puerto Rico, as in the Mexican struggle, a treaty began a new relationship with the United States....   [tags: Puerto Rico History Historical Immigration Essays] 1525 words
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The Young Lords of New York - The Young Lords of New York On 7 June 1969, hundreds of Puerto Ricans gathered in Spanish Harlem, New York City to protest the arrest of Juan" Fi" Ortiz for a series of falsified crimes.[2] As a crowd gathered outside the People's Church in El Barrio, Felipe Luciano addressed those assembled asserting that, " We will not allow the brutalization of our community to go on without a response. For every Puerto Rican that is brutalized, there will be retaliation."[3]Luciano's statements were not ignored, and as the crowd filtered into the streets their shouts of Despierta, Boricua....   [tags: Puerto Rico Migrants American History Essays]
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The House on Mango Street Cultural Values - The House on Mango Street Cultural Values Sandra Cisneros' strong cultural values greatly influence The House on Mango Street. Esperanza's life is the medium that Cisneros uses to bring the Latin community to her audience. The novel deals with the Catholic Church and its position in the Latin community. The deep family connection within the barrio also plays an important role in the novel. Esperanza's struggle to become a part of the world outside of Mango Street represents the desire many Chicanos have to grow beyond their neighborhoods....   [tags: House Mango Street] 415 words
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The House on Mango Street - As a young girl, Esperanza is a young girl who looks at life from experience of living in poverty, where many do not question their experience. She is a shy, but very bright girl. She dreams of the perfect home, with beautiful flowers and a room for everyone. When she moves to the house of Mango Street, reality is so different than the dream. In this story, hope (Esperanza) sustains tragedy. The house she dreamed of was another on. It was one of her own. One where she did not have to share a bedroom with everyone....   [tags: The House on Mango Street Essays] 1057 words
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Swirl of Colors - Swirl of Colors Sandra Cisneros has spent a lifetime trying to discover her own literary voice, only to be drowned out by the mostly white and mostly white voices that she imitated but never identified with. The only daughter in a family with six sons, Cisneros was often the "odd-woman-out-forever" (Ganz 21) early on in life. It was not until she was enrolled in the Iowa Writers Workshop that she finally discovered that her experience as a woman and a Chicana in a male dominated world was the voice that was uniquely hers....   [tags: essays papers]
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Character Analysis of Esperanza in The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros - ... Sally puts her in these situations by lying or abandoning Esperanza. After feeling ashamed of not understanding why Sally flirts with the boys in The Monkey Garden, Esperanza comes to a realization with the following quote, “And the garden that had been such a good place to play didn’t seem mine either” (Cisneros 98). Sally puts Esperanza in a situation where she feels ashamed and uncomfortable being in her own skin and not understanding how Sally acts with the boys. Whereas Esperanza initially pays close attention when her and Sally discuss things, including boys and sex, when Sally abandons Esperanza at the fair, she discovers that how Sally describes sex is not how Esperanza first enc...   [tags: change, better, identity, maturity] 1201 words
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Insulted by the Discrimination in the Story, Walkout by Lionel Shriver - 1) WALKOUT is the story of a young protagonist, Paula Crisostomo, a 17-year-old high school senior at Lincoln High School in East Los Angeles. Paula, alongside schoolmates Yoli and Bobby Verdugo, are insulted by the discriminatory treatment towards Chicano learners in the L.A. public school system- including constantly lowered expectations, poor offices, a lack of bilingual courses or reading material, unfair punishments for slight infractions, demeaning corporal punishments, and refusal to write letters of recommendation to choice universities....   [tags: education, chicanos, racial equality]
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Puerto Rican Culture Development within the New York Diaspora - ... As we know currently, Puerto Ricans currently are permanent citizens of the United States, but some years before, Puerto Ricans didn’t even have citizenship in the US. It all started at the end of the Spanish – American War in 1898, when Spain and the United States met in order to sign the Treaty of Paris, which would officially end the war that the US and Spain were having. This also led to the acquisition of Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines. Further on in time, Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones-Shafroth act, which gave Puerto Ricans Citizenship towards the United States....   [tags: mgrated, population, identities] 640 words
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Social Enclaves: What Neighborhood Are You From? - Throughout the past few years, there has been tension in Los Angeles between the neighborhoods. In an originally African American enclave, a Latino gang intimidated original inhabitants to leave Compton, California in a violent trend seen in recent years. In January of 2013, the friend of a newly residential Compton family was both physically and verbally abused by 4 Latino men in efforts to scare away the black family that had just moved in. The men of the Latino gang “called him a ‘nigger’, saying black people were barred from the neighborhood’” and “jumped out, drew a gun on him and beat him with metal pipes” (LA Times)....   [tags: culture, african americans, latinos, gangs]
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