Ana Castillo Essays

  • So Far from God by Ana Castillo

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    So Far from God by Ana Castillo This novel is a story of a Chicano family. Sofi, her husband Domingo together with their four daughters – Esperanza, Fe, Caridad, and Loca live in the little town of Tome, New Mexico. The story focuses on the struggles of Sofi, the death of her daughters and the problems of their town. Sofi endures all the hardships and problems that come her way. Her marriage is deteriorating; her daughters are dying one by one. But, she endures it all and comes out stronger

  • Ana Castillo "Seduced by Natssja Kinski" Critique

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    A quick read of Ana Castillo’s poetry will provide a reader with much knowledge of the style she uses. The style used in “Seduced by Natassja Kinski” and “El Chicle” is conveyed vividly. A key ingredient to Castillo’s style is imagery. Castillo uses imagery to portray the environment, object movements, emotions, and everything else that is of utmost importance. Also important to Castillo’s style is her choice of words. Castillo refers to all words in poems as gold. Every word must be picked and placed

  • Forms of Oppression in Ana Castillo's So Far from God

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    Ana Castillo’s So Far from God (1993), begins its tale by immediately immersing the reader in the full drama that is typical of a Spanish soap opera describing the lives of five Hispanic women. The oldest daughter, Esperanza, wants to make a name for herself and succeeds in doing so by leaving Tome. Fe wants a normal life that she will never be able to have in Sofia’s household. Caridad is a simple soul that would have been content with her high school sweetheart had he not cheated on her. The youngest

  • Summary Of The Story 'The Guardians' By Ana Castillo

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    “The Guardians” by Ana Castillo tells the story about Regina, a widow living in a small New Mexico border town. She works at a school in Cabuche while, raising her fifteen-year-old nephew, Gabo. Gabo was an orphan whose mother has been killed a few years ago. Being an orphan, he wants to find his father by making friends with some gangbangers at his school while keeping his morals in line with his religious beliefs. The story begins when Regina’s brother, Rafa, suddenly vanishes and she receives

  • So Far From God, by Ana Castillo

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    Ana Castillo’s novel, So Far From God, propels the reader on a vibrant and surreal journey through the tragic ordeals of Sofi and her four daughters. The first chapter, which offers certain similarities to the Bible’s story of Jesus Christ, in that Sofi’s three year old daughter, La Loca, seems to succumb to a violent and horrifying death, and at the wake, she returns to life with a tale of her journey beyond the veil. This scene creates a notable comparison between the patriarchal religiosity of

  • Oppression of Women in Chopin's The Story Of An Hour

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    Oppression of Women in Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" In an age where bustles, petticoats, and veils stifled women physically, it is not surprising that society imposed standards that stifled them mentally. Women were molded into an ideal form from birth, with direction as to how they should speak, act, dress, and marry. They lacked education, employable skills, and rights in any form. Every aspect of their life was controlled by a male authority figure starting with their father at birth and

  • Research on Pro-Anorexia Website Content

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    The research problem is to explore the relationships between general media content and pro-anorexia website content, peer influence (general as well as specific influence to view pro-anorexia websites) and the drive for thinness in females, and drive for muscularity in males in the college student population. The researchers assume that pro anorexia website content will cause internalization (which is; when a thought becomes a belief that (in this case), woman should always be thin and men should

  • Pro-Anorexia Websites

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    explore the type of space that pro-anorexia websites create through the analysis of the components that most of these websites contain, such as, a warning page, definitions of eating disorders, discussion boards, ana doctrines, and “thinspiration” galleries. Pro-anorexia, also known as pro-ana, websites are a genre of websites ... ... middle of paper ... ...s into the anorexic psyche and body. The websites are sites of contradictions, much like the anorexic psyche and body. They allow non-sufferers

  • The Detrimental Effects of Anorexia on the Body and Mind

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    Ana’s Limelight Christy Greenleaf, assistant professor of kinesiology, health promotion and recreation at University of North Texas, stated, “Girls and women, in our society are socialized to value physical appearance and an ultra-thin beauty that rarely occurs naturally and to pursue that ultra-thin physique at any cost.” Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among young women. Furthermore, one in every ten people with anorexia will die from a complication brought on by the disorder

  • Anorexia Nervosa

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    give incentive to sufferers to throw up their last meal and to reinforce their 500-calorie-a-day diet. These so-called clubs may not cause anorexia but they encourage members to lose weight and avoid recovery. The first website I visited was called “Ana Angel 112 (” I found this website through Yahoo by typing in “pro anna.” The opening page of this site declares that it is a pro-anna site and that anyone who was not anorexic must leave. A 19-year old girl named Kristen who

  • Pro-Ana Websites - Online Communities for Anorexics

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    Pro-Ana Websites - Online Communities for Anorexics “Say it now and say it loud: I'm anorexic and I'm proud.” This is a rallying cry that some women suffering from anorexia, otherwise known as “pro-anas,” post to one another over the Internet. Pro-Ana, meaning pro-anorexia, is an Internet community of anorexics who have no desire to recover; rather they want to live their lives being “the best anorexic they can be.” Pro-ana websites are rapidly evolving to promote eating disorders as a lifestyle

  • Anorexia and Bulimia

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    recent years the increase in popularity and availability of the Internet has brought about a new 'culture' to which these troubled teenagers are subscribing - this 'culture' is that of the 'pro-anorexia' or 'pro-ana' movement. These clubs and groups are often given pet names, such as Ana or Anna (anorexia) and Billy or Mia (Bulimia), and supporters use e-groups and clubs to post messages of support to like minded friends who support and understand their eating habits. FOCUS In response to

  • Santa Ana Winds are Meaningful to Authors Joan Didion in the Santa Ana and Linda Thomas in In Brush Fire

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    The Santa Ana winds obviously mean a great deal to Didion and Thomas which is why they regard it as sort of a powerful force in nature. In The Santa Ana by Joan Didion, the wind is portrayed as a force that deprives people of happiness. This concept is highlighted when she states that “ to live with the Santa Anna is to accept . . . a deeply mechanistic view of human behavior.” In Brush Fire by Linda Thomas, it is portrayed more like a normal power of nature. Her concept is highlighted when she

  • The Thin Commandments: A Guide to Anorexia Nervosa

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    time. Both scholars acknowledge that what started off as a starvation for religious ritual to achieve religious piety has now turned into ... ... middle of paper ... ... to search for and create pro-ana websites. However, the Internet is not to be blamed and you cannot simply block all pro-ana websites to reduce the problem, as they will find its way back on the web. The problem here rests on the cultural factors that we have created in today’s society. Works Cited Burke, Kenneth. “Terministic

  • Agrarian Reform In Guatemala

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    The Agrarian Reform Law Decree 900 was enacted in 1952 under President Jacobo Árbenz’s government. President Árbenz wanted Guatemala’s financial system to grow and he wanted to transform the rural population through land redistribution and by giving them agricultural privileges. However, these ideals for land reform were short-lived; coming to an end with his coup in 1954. This essay will explain what the Agrarian Reform law in Guatemala was as well as what were its effects on landowners and rural

  • Eating Disorders: The Problem that has been Underestimated and Ignored.

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    Industry are destroying women, and the image of beauty. Even the most prestigious of women have lost their battle with Anorexia, proving how terrible this issue is world-wide. French model Isabelle Caro, fashion model Luisel Ramos, Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston, 18-year-old Eliana Ramos, and countless more have passed away shocking the whole world, including the industry of fashion. 28-year-old French model Isabelle Caro spent the last few years of her life raising awareness about Anorexia

  • Poetry from Linda Thomas and Joan Didion on The Santa Ana Wind

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    The Santa Ana Wind Linda Thomas and Joan Didion are both natives of Southern California and wrote about the Santa Ana, a wind that blows from northeast to Southern California every year. Didion, the author of The Santa Ana, mostly writes about the area where she was born in 1934. Thomas, the author of Brush Fire, was also born in Southern California. She has been writing poems, stories and essays for 25 years. Her writing has appeared in numerous print journals like American Poetry Review. Both

  • Bowers Museum Essay

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    Instructor: Steven R. James April 23, 2014 INTRODUCTION The Bowers Museum is located in the heart of Downtown Santa Ana at 2002 N. Main Street. The mission of the museum is to “enrich lives through the worlds finest arts and cultures.” It is named after Orange County land developer Charles Bowers, who donated the land after his death. The museum was founded in 1936 by the city of Santa Ana. The mission style building and surrounding accommodations have expanded six times the original size to nearly 100

  • Unrealistic Standards Of Beauty Essay

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    What is beauty? Is it having flawless skin, a size 0 body, being 5’10”, and having long, luxuriant hair? Who sets these standards? The media sets unrealistic standards of beauty and it negatively affects women because women set out to become what society believes is beautiful and go to any means of achieving these goals. Unfortunately, they don’t realize that the perfect skin, perfect hair, or the perfect body may unachievable. When corporations are advertising makeup, they purposely make the models

  • Are Bernal Diaz’s Accounts of Cortez's Mission Accurate

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    Is Diaz’s Account Reliable? Before the 15th century, the Indians in the Americas were not connected with the world and would remain that way until Columbus's exploration. In the beginning of 15th century, the Aztecs were the dominant group in Mesoamerica leaded by Montezuma, the last leader, before the Spanish conquest. In 1519, Hernan Cortez led the Spanish mission to explore and conquer the New World. This paper will compare three primary sources about this event. First, an informing letter sent