She tries to maintain that she holds the power in a powerless situation, but she has fallen for Drew. Clemencia ends up bitter when they decide to end the affair and vindictively leaves gummy bears for Drew’s wife to find. Sandra demonstrates some odd cultural boundaries when Clemencias own mother who married a Mexican warns her to never do as she had done. Only to fall for someone who cannot marry a Mexican, such is she, because he is married. Clemencias mother wanted better for her daughter, to not be thought of as marrying down.
Carlitos watched his godmother’s calculating plans assist Mexicans in their escape to the United States; he wanted to receive the same assistance because he wanted to join his mother in the United States. The Structure of the Family This Mexican family is unique in that Rosario was a single mother. The culture of the Mexicans was very family oriented, and it was not common to have single parents among their culture during this time. According to Taylor the population of female headed household has steadily increased in the last decade but less appropriate in the Hispanic population (Taylor, p. 93). Her mother, apparently very ill too... ... middle of paper ... ...as working for, seemingly was running the household.
To make daughter lived as a Mexican, Flor decided to move in Los Angeles, where Mexican made up more than 45% in population. Living among the Mexican community, Flor kept her daughter in safe place with Mexican culture. However, Christina was still got bad effects from others because her mother spent all her time for working. Wanting to protect and share all best thing for the daughter, Flor had to find a new job in new place for earning more money. She worked as housekeeper in Clasky family without speaking English.
In “Like Mexican” when Gary announced he fell in love with a Japanese girl his family did not immediately accept the good news Gary thought it to be. Gary’s grandmother wanted him to marry an “Okie” (People different from his own culture.) The false assumption from Gary’s family led to disbelief and hesitation, but Gary realizes that one defined by their race and ethnicity does not determine who you are and your financial situation (Soto 280). In the end Gary Soto managed to be “different” and didn’t follow his Mexican stereotypes. No matter what race, country, ethnicity people are that people can also have similar financial status and living environment was the lesson he learned from his experience.
“Like Mexicans” Essay In the short reading “Like Mexicans” Gary Soto is undecided about what route he should pursue when moving on into the future. In his early teens his grandmother told him to become a barber and to marry a Mexican girl, Soto’s mother told him this as well. When Soto was in his twenties he ended up falling in love with a Japanese woman named Carolyn. Towards the end of the story Soto realized that the reason his mom wanted him to marry a Mexican girl was because they are in the same social class as him. At the end of the story when Soto is at Carolyn’s house he perceived that her family was different, but they were just like Mexicans because they were poor.
In the essay of Mr.Gary Soto, we learn about his experiences about falling in love with someone of a different race. Ever since he was young, he would be lectured that marrying a Mexican women would be the best option for his life. Gary’s grandmother would always proclaim: “... the virtues of marrying a Mexican girl: first, she could cook,second, she acted like a woman, not a man, in her husband’s home” (pp.219). Being conditioned into the notion that all Mexican woman have been trained to be proper women, Mr. Soto set out on finding his brown eyed girl; however, what love had quite a different plan. This paper will cover three different themes Gary’s essay: The tone, the mindset of the character’s mindsets, and the overall message of the
But her mood changes when her friend Adéle tells her that she should care more about her family as she does not spend enough time with her family because of her affairs. Robert leaves Edna behind because Edna does not give a clear answer to his marriage proposal. Afterwards she starts thinking about her life, her psychological and physical "awakening "and her children. She invites her friends for dinner and returns to Grand Isle, where she pretends to go for swimming but never came back from the water. In my essay, I would like to reflect upon Edna's options and decisions which she could have taken in order to avoid the suicide.
However, she continues to still love this man, but because of Mama Elena’s overprotection she still can’t be with him. She begins to realize that the tradition should not continue because it gives people the reason to forget who they really are, or how they really feel. In the novel, Tita, the main character, is being watched by her mother, and controlled by the society’s beliefs about the youngest girl born in the Mexican culture. There are drastic changes from pre-modernity to modernity, where she wants to change the tradition in her family from a girl who is born and raised in a kitchen and can’t move on to live her own life. She wants her own identity, not the one that her mother has given to her throughout the novel.
Even though, her mother may not be in this world anymore, Clemencia will always wonder why her mom did marry her father. On the other hand, Cisneros depicts Clemencia to be a bit of a “daddy's girl", so the degrading way her mother talks about him as if Clemencia's father is “nothing but a showoff"(Cisneros 128) irks Clemencia immensely. Clemencia sees her father not as a showoff, but just like his things: "calidad. Quality” (Cisneros 129). Clemencia's father was not born in the US, so her own father views US Mexicans to be not on par with the Mexicans who originate from Mexico.
Harold pays no more attention to the fact that the table can collapse then he does to Lena and their marriage. When the table finally breaks, Lena’s mother’s comment is “fallen down” (Tan 165) just like Lena’s marriage. Lena tells her mother that she knew the table would break and her mother asks the simple question “why you not stop it?” (Tan 165). Lena’s mother doesn’t want her to make the same mistake she made in not communicating with her husband. She knows that Lena could improve the foundation of her marriage by speaking up for herself.