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  • La Malinche

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    "La Malinche." Slave, interpreter, secretary, mistress, mother of the first "Mexican." her very name still stirs up controversy. Many Mexicans continue to revile the woman called Doña Marina by the Spaniards and La Malinche by the Aztecs, labeling her a traitor and harlot for her role as the alter-ego of Cortes as he conquered Mexico. They ignore that she saved thousands of Indian lives by enabling Cortes to negotiate rather than slaughter. Her ability to communicate also enabled the Spaniards to

  • Dona Marina

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    Dona Marina became a very important asset to Cortes and a very important figure in history. In the beginning she was known as La Malinche. La Malinche’s parents were chiefs and Caciques of a town known as Painala. Dona Marina was then known as La Malinche, her birth name. After her father died while she was still young, her mother married a young man named Cacique. Cacique and La Malinche’s mother had a son together. They seemed to love their son so much and so they decided that he should succeed them

  • The Death of Mexico

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    collaborators; the missionary schools sought to produce converts to Christianity who would go out and proselytize among their own people, helping to eradicate traditional culture" (69). The Spaniards found their first ally in a woman named Malinche, the "Mexican Eve", mother of the new ethnic group "Mestizo", named for the children of Mexican, Indian, and Spanish parents, characterized by the absence of a defined cultural identity, and often subjected to discrimination by both Mexicans and

  • The Three Archetypal Roles for Women in Mexican and Chicana Cultures

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    “Woman Hollering Creek.” She gives strength the mythical figure that has been used to limit women. In this short narrative, she uses La Llorona to reinvent her and give her a voice. La Malinche is an important female figure in Mexican and Chicana history. She symbolizes for many the betrayal of the race by women. Yet there are others who challenge his view and see la Malinche, instead, as a figure of valor. Casting off the title of traitor, Chicana and Chicano feminists assign her the role of the strong

  • la llorona

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    La Llorona Latin America is rich with stories and legends. Many are said to have been originated from the time of the Conquistadors or the indigenous era. One story or legend that has surpass all other folklore and the times, in all parts of Latin America, is that of “the weeping woman” or best known as “La Llorona”. Her sad story is said to have originated in a small town in Mexico. It was said that in this small humble town, there lived an enchanting young girl. She was by far the most beautiful

  • The Legend of La Llorona

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    A Guatemalan native, a male graduate student that I work with in my research group at the University told this story. He came from the countryside, living in a small village back home. According to him, the story of La Llorona, involving a weeping woman, arose sometime in the 1700s and became well known both at school and home. Some claimed to have actually seen the weeping woman. Some disregard it as unscientific and implausible. No one is sure of the exact origin of this urban legend. This

  • Barbaric and Cruel Children's Songs

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    My sense of humor today was influensed by song song parodies that i sang as a child. Wether I relied it or not, much of it was satirical. Satire is my most favorite form of comedy. Unfourdunatly, sometimes I would learn the words of the variation before the actual lyrics. When I was in second or third grade, during a christmas vespers servise, the church started to sing “Joy to the World.” I was very excited because I knew the song, I sang Jubilatly through the first verse, but then there was asecond

  • Christmas with the Corporal

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    holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la, la la la la.” You’re putting up Christmas decorations with Hanji in preparations for tonight's Christmas ball. “Don we…” “Cadet _____, will you please stop that singing of yours. It really annoys me.” Levi sent you his infamous glare while putting down a box of decorations. You exchange glances with Hanji and both of you sings at the top of your lungs. “Don we now our gay apparel. Fa la la, la la la, la la la. Troll the

  • An Evil and Erie Find in The Pearl by John Steinbeck

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    For this book report, I have chosen to read the book, “The Pearl”. The book “The Pearl” has a very strong moral and plot. The book is classified under the genres “Fiction”, and “novella”. The book “The Pearl” has a total of 90 pages. John Steinbeck is the author of this book. The main character in this story is “Kino”. Kino is a poor gentlemen in a relationship with “Juana”. Kino and Juana live on a beach in a bush house. There are many other poor families living in bush houses on the beach

  • Ballet Analysis: La Sylphide

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    My first choice was a ballet piece named La Sylphide. La Sylphide is a story about a young Scottish man named James who is soon to be wed. He falls asleep and has an intricate dream about a beautiful sylphide, which is a spirit. In his dream they dance and he soon falls in love with the sylphide. When he awakes, he soon forgets about the sylphide and focuses on his fiancée. A witch soon arrives in the castle that reads palms and tells James he would betray his fiancée on their wedding day. He doesn’t