(1986) is a poem about being a Puerto Rican- born American. It is a poem about an American who came from a mixture of several cultures that make up her heritage as well as her identity as an American. This poem is very interesting to me as it tackles the subject of having a diverse cultural background and what it is to be a multiracial individual. Being that she is of American, Jewish, and Spanish decent she is able to view the United States with a different perspective than one who is of just European
gender and race, most notable in her works such as Silent Dancing and The Latin Deli: Prose and Poetry with use of Spanish to create the authenticity within her works. Judith Ortiz Cofer grew up in many homes with a loving family in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico on February 24, 1952 to parents, Jesús Ortiz Lugo and J. M. Ortiz Cofer. Since her father was in the Navy, her family [mother and brother] moved to Paterson, New Jersey. Due to her father 's absence, she received support from Mamá, her grandmother
appreciation for his American life, which is another reason why he wanted to give America its own writing style, because America had its own language. Oddly enough, he was the son of British born William George Williams and Raquel, of Puerto Rican, French, Dutch, Spanish and Jewish ancestry. He grew up influenced by those many cultures through his grandmother and his uncles, who he lived with as a child. In a letter to Horace Gregory in 1939, he explains his love for America. “Of mixed ancestry, I felt from
have been made that there is more to the world. Joane Nagel, author of “Constructing Ethnicity”, writes about what makes up the word ethnicity along with its uses in social and political spectrums. Nicholosa Mohr also writes about the different perspective of ethnicity and the way people embrace them in her writing “The English Lesson”. From reading both texts, it is possible to make the argument that Mohr’s text supports Nagel’s ideas on the fluidity and situational nature of ethnic identity in the
The story of Romeo and Juliet is a classic. It is preformed in many forms and fashions. Themes changed, twisted, and unfolded accordingly. Although the play may have consisted of a tragic ending, other directors tended to put their own twists on the theme to give a happier ending. For West Side Story, on the other hand, this unforgettable play followed in the footsteps of the Shakespearean classic. With so many performances and awards, West Side Story stood tall alongside Romeo and Juliet, in its
The Category of the Individual In The Order of Things, Michel Foucault argues that there is a "pure experience of order and its modes of being" (Foucault xxi), that order exists and that it is necessary. Foucault is concerned with language because it is a mode by which we maintain order in the world, and according to his argument, what we should fear are heterotopias, which "undermine language," "make it impossible to name this and that," "shatter or tangle common names," and "destroy 'syntax'