The Great Depression of the 1930s hit Mexican immigrants especially hard. Along with the job crisis and food shortages that affected all U.S. workers, Mexicans and Mexican Americans had to face an additional threat: deportation. As unemployment swept the U.S...
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...the United States with other components. For example the sky is covered by smoke that is enveloping the American flag. Therefore it corresponds to the pollution caused by the industrialization of the country. There are skyscrapers that characterize the development, luxury, and advantages of the U.S. The industrial technology is also denoted with things such as a megaphone, speaker, and a fan. Finally, in my opinion, the main part of this picture is a self-portrait of Frida Kahlo on the border of these two structures. She is holding a Mexican flag, dressed in a typical dress whilst her face observes the Mexican side. In fact, Frida expresses her love for her country in a firm and courageous attitude. In summary all these elements in her picture show us the bigger, greater, and more valiant position of Frida Kahlo defending her country against the United States.
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