Buenos Essays

  • Positive and Negative Impact of Immigration in Buenos Aires.

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    1. Buenos Aires. Population and citizens of Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires - capital city of Argentina and second –largest metropolitan in South America. Population in Buenos Aires about 3 millions. (Forstall, Greene, and Pick ) The bulk of the population are Spaniards and Italians. About 30% - and Métis representatives of other nationalities , among which are the communities of Jews, English, Armenian , Japanese, Chinese , Arabs and Koreans . Also there are migrants from neighboring countries, primarily

  • Life in Dublin

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    her away from the miserable life she is living. “Now she is going to go away like the others, to leave her home” (29). Eveline wants to explore a new and more exciting life with Frank. The two of them are escaping from Dublin by a night-boat to Buenos Ayres. Eveline wishes that Frank can save her from all that surrounds her in the life she leads. Throughout this story, Eveline has encounters with a violent father that she wishes to escape. Leaving with Frank is the solution to her problem

  • Argentina

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    Argentina in a northern to southern direction is about 2,070 mi.. Its biggest width is about 860 mi.. The area of Argentina is 1,073,518 sq mi.. It is the second largest South American country, Brazil ranking first. The capital and largest city is Buenos Aires. Argentina has a lot of mountains, upland areas, and plains. The western boundaries of the country fall entirely within the Andes. The only other highlands of consequence in Argentina is the Sierra de Córdoba, in the central portion of

  • Evita: Saint Or Sinner?

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    to become a radio actress. She knew she could be like the women in the movie magazines she either stole or borrowed from her friends. Eva met singer Agustin Magaldi, and, packed her bags and sneaked out of her mother's boarding house to the city of Buenos Aires. Once Eva learned the rules of the 'casting couch,' she dropped Magaldi and began her ascent to stardom. For years she wandered the streets, auditioned, and did whatever she had to do, no matter how distasteful. Eva gained modeling work and

  • Importance of Setting in Eveline of James Joyce's Dubliners

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    plays a key role in the story. The setting in "Eveline" helps the reader to better understand the behavior of the main character. The setting in "Eveline" is paralyzing, and this helps the reader to understand why Eveline does not go with Frank to Buenos Aires. In the majority of the story Eveline "sat at the window," (512) which parallels with her paralysis because she does not move. Eveline "was going to go away like the others" (512) because she was one of the only people left in Dublin from her

  • Exchanging Love for Death in James Joyce's Eveline from Dubliners

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    Exchanging Love for Death in Eveline Like "Araby," "Eveline" is a story of young love, but unlike Mangan's sister, Eveline has already been courted and won by Frank, who is taking her away to marry him and "to live with him in Buenos Ayres" (49). Or has she? When she meets him at the station and they are set to board the ship, Eveline suddenly decides she cannot go with Frank, because "he would drown her" in "all the seas of the world" (51). But Eveline's rejection of Frank is not just a rejection

  • Voltaire's Candide

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    the Baron feels that he is unworthy of someone with such status. In his display of noble arrogance, Voltaire suggests that the accident of birth is meaningless. He continues his parody of the nobility by introducing Don Fernando, the governor of Buenos Ayres. Don Fernando carries with him a long list of names to accentuate his power and wealth. In the days of the Old Regime, this was custom in order to recognize nobility. However, Voltaire portrays Don Fernando as a predator, a liar, and a cheat

  • The History and Theory of Magical Realism

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    basis in the works of Franz Kafka. Furthermore, Flores thinks that the year 1935 was the year that Magical Realism had its beginning in Latin America because this was the year that Jorge Luis Borges' work, A Universal History of Infamy, appeared in Buenos Aires. After the appearance of Borges' works, several other writers began to follow his style, giving Magical Realism its rise in popularity in the years of 1940 to 1950 (Flores 113). In his essay "Magical Realism in Spanish American Literature"

  • Uruguay

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    discouraged by this native tribe also. In 1624 the first permanent settlement was made by the Spanish on the Río Negro at Soriano. Between 1680 and 1683, Portuguese colonists in Brazil established several settlements along the Río de la Plata opposite Buenos Aires. However, the Spanish didn't make any attempts to remove the Portuguese until the year of 1723, when the latter began fortifying the heights around the Bay of Montevideo. A Spanish expedition forced the Portuguese to abandon this site, and there

  • Escaping an Ever Pressuring Society

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    characters in Dubliners; they wrestle with the ideas of being able to escape. In the story “Eveline”, a young woman gets the chance to escape from her hard life in Dublin, when a young man named Frank sweeps her off her feet and has plans to move to Buenos Ayres. In “Counterparts”, a man is faced with the unbearable aspects of his life, when he gets scolded by his boss, humiliated at the pub and when the pressure it too much he takes it out on his son and beats him. “The Dead” is a story about the

  • The Political Performance of Motherhood: Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo

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    Despite the fact that associations and meetings of any kind were forbidden, a group of housewife mothers decided to protest the disappearance of their children. They began to gather every Thursday afternoon at the same time in the main square in Buenos Aires, Plaza de Mayo, walking alone or in pairs to avoid being arrested for disorderly conduct and wearing white kerchiefs on their heads to be easily identifiable. By showcasing their grief in public, the Madres de Plaza de Mayo turned their motherhood

  • Vision in James Joyce's Dubliners

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    the characters see and envision as reason for choices they make or emotions they feel. In the story “Eveline,” the main character must make an important decision about leaving Ireland, with a man her father doesn’t approve of, for a new life in Buenos Aires. Eveline ultimately uses her vision to give her faith to stay rather than her eyes giving her reason to leave. Sight is a theme in this story from the very first line, “She sat at the window watching the evening invade the avenue.” (JJ, 29)

  • Evita Peron

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    Evita Peron In 1949 the most familiar scene in Argentina was the one played out almost daily at the Ministry of Labor in Buenos Aires. There, under the glare of camera lights, a former radio star and movie actress, now the most powerful woman in South America, would enter her office past a crush of adoring, impoverished women and children. Evita Peron, the wife of President Juan Peron, would sit at her desk and begin one of the great rituals of Peronism, the political movement she and her husband

  • Diego Maradona

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    competition, he led Argentina into the World Cup Tournament in the United States. Diego Armando Maradona was born on October 30, 1960. He lived in Lanus, Argentina, a suburb of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. He was one of eight children raised in the poor area of Villa Fiorito, one of the roughest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. His father, also named Diego, was a factory worker. His mom, Dalma Franco, was a housewife. Though the family was very poor, there was always food on their table. Maradona

  • History of Tango

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    Members of the African community in Buenos Aires certainly joined in and influenced the development of the dance and music, just as members all the other communities in Buenos Aires did. Nowadays the Tango is something of high class or upper society. It’s very sophisticated but, during the times of its origin, it became popular in the slums, or the underbelly of Argentina. The immigrants of Europe, Africa, and other unknown ports streamed into the outskirts of Buenos Aires in the 1880’s. They would

  • juan peron

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    is that this man led a very complex and important life. Perón was born on October 8, 1895, in a province of Buenos Aires. He was the second son of Mario and Juana Perón. His father was an employee of the local court. When Juan was five years old his father abandoned the family. To make ends meet, Juana married a man whom was a farm hand. When he was ten he went to live with his uncle in Buenos Aires so that he could begin his formal education. Perón was not an outstanding student but he always managed

  • Narrative Structure and Point of View in Julio Cortázar’s Hopscotch

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    factor for this distinction is the settings, Paris and Buenos Aires, which respectively influence the sections’ plots more so than any characters. Essentially each section presents Horacio Oliveira’s interaction with and actions within each city; Oliveira shows no motivations or desires behind his actions and is therefore guided by the cities he lives in the midst of (e.g. Paris provides him streets to wander and find other intellectuals while Buenos Aires takes him from a circus to a mental institution)

  • Ernesto Guevara de Serna

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    army, the capitalist oligarchy, and, above all, U.S. imperialism. Although his parents, most notably his mother, were anti-Peronist activists, he did not take participate in revolutionary student movements and showed little interest in politics at Buenos Aires University (1947) where he studied medicine. He focused on understanding his own disease, and later became more interested in leprosy. In 1949 he made the first of his long journeys, exploring northern Argentina on a bicycle. This was the

  • Trials and Tribulations of Ariel Dorfman

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    sprawling, messy reality which did not itself know where it was or where it was going…a series of half-formed nations trapped in a history not of its own, trying to invent an alternative.” (Former Exiled Writer “Dorfman” 21) Born on May 6, 1942 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dorfman’s family was well aware of the horrors of war and the pain of exile, his Jewish grandparents fled the pogroms of Eastern Europe. At the age of two his family moved to New York City and he attended grade school there. When

  • The Tango's Development In The Late 19th Century

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    established in Buenos Aires, Argentina, however there is also an early record of it some 200 kilometres away on the other side of the Rio de la Plaza estuary in Montevideo, Uruguay (Collier, 1992). During the nineteenth century, Argentina’s modernisation and agricultural capabilities led to a rapid influx of immigrants: between 1821 and 1932, Argentina received more immigrants than any country apart from the United States of America (Azzi, 1996). By 1869, twenty-four per cent of Buenos Aires’ population