• Society Affects Women
    In “I Want to Be Miss America,” Julia Alvarez examines her adolescent struggle to be “American.” For Alvarez, her Hispanic culture becomes a burden to her inclusion in American society. So, Alvarez and her sisters, struggle to become what they are not, Americans. Alvarez uses a somewhat biased...
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  • Julia Alavrez: the Patriarch
    someone catch the fish for her. Julia gets a chance to experience a different way of life when her and her family moves to America. In the essay “I want to be Miss AmericaJulia seems astounded by the opportunities that American women have in comparison to the Dominican Republic. ”The young women...
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  • saudi recipes
    Julia Alvarez in "I Want to be Miss America" and Michael Bronski in "Queering the Vast Wasteland" both describe how particular culture groups have been historically excluded or underrepresented in film, television or magazines because of race or gender. In a 250 word paragraph, discuss one...
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  • Literary Criticism of "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker
    daughters that I will use for this paper. The stories are Daughter of Invention by Julia Alvarez, Everyday Use by Alice Walker and Two Kinds by Amy Tan. These stories are similar in many ways in general, like they all involve a mother who has influenced her daughter’s life or involve a parent and their...
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  • Liberty
    Liberty By: Julia Alvarez Julia Alvarez is the author of “Liberty”. The setting of the story is the Dominican Republic in the 1950s. Julia plays the main character, but the other characters in the story are Tia Mimi, Papi, and Liberty. The...
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  • Cultures' Standard of Beauty
    when these differ form their own culture. When reflecting upon her past experiences, Julia says, "There she is, Miss America, but even in my up-to-date, enlightened dreams, she never wears my face" (151). This shows that no matter how much one tries to be like Miss America, or any other type of...
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  • Diluting Traditions
    1940 - 1996 Pedro Aguayo Research paper May 26, 2010 Diluting Traditions: Adapting to America Culture in the Stories of Julia Alvarez and Jose Burciaga In “Hold the Mayonnaise” by Julia Alvarez and “I Remember Masa” by Jose Burciaga, the authors recreate the theme of Hispanic food...
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  • Comparing Yo! and the Help: How Authors Use Their Styles to Teach American Culture
    to understand the reasoning why these and others novels written in this manner have helped to bring the struggles of minorities in America. The Development of Julia Alvarez the Author To begin to understand the style that Julia Alvarez uses to convey the subject matter within her stories in the...
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  • Liberty
    though many abuse these them. Freedom is the choice to do what you want when you want to do it. Liberty is the freedom of choice with knowledge of the consequences. Justice Julia Alvarez shows her feelings toward this in her short story "Liberty" by having the dog that they don't want named liberty...
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  • Signatures and Apples
    Signatures and Apples: Children Claiming Identity A young girl and boy take their first steps toward forging their identities. In Julia Alvarez’s “Dusting,” a girl decides that she wants to be more than a diligent housekeeper like her mother. In Alberto Rios’s “In Second Grade Miss Lee I...
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  • Literary Analysis "The Kiss"
    The Kiss In the story “The Kiss” by Julia Alvarez, we see a family with four daughters, a father and mother. The father, who is old-fashioned and strict, has his own ideas of what he wants from his daughters. The daughters except for Sofia, the youngest one, have always done what he has asked for...
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  • Living on the Fringes: the Multi-Culutural Identity
    heritage so precisely, I have arrived at a point where instead of seeing the differences between cultures I see the similarities that unite us in a larger human culture. Works Cited Alvarez, Julia. Something to Declare. Harmondsworth: The Penguin Group, 1999....
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  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Thei
    recognized and analyzed by critics . Julia Alvarez is a well- known writer and in a way , mirrors events that happened in her own life , in her book . Looking into her life , it show’s that she went through an experience somewhat like the sisters . I interviewed an immigrant , not from the...
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  • Garcia Girls
    . Julia Alvarez shows the stereotypes of Hispanic men and women in her narrative How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. First, Alvarez presents the stereotypes given to Hispanic males. She does this through her father, Carlos. He has been raising a family of four girls in the Dominican Republic...
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  • How the Garcia Girls lost their accents; bi-culural identity
    How the Garcia Girls lost their Accents. In How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents, Julia Alvarez discusses the four girls’transition from the Dominican Republic to America. The Garcia’s are an immigrant family who must find a balance between their identity as Dominicans and their new...
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  • Something to Declare
    toenails and then proceeded down the line to do the same for the girl children” (Alvarez, 15). You can see here that beauty is not only important to the older women, but they also pass this important idea on to their kids. Another example is in the essay I Want to Be Miss America. Alvarez states...
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  • In the Time of the Butterflies
    "As Americans, we want peace -- we work and sacrifice for peace. But there can be no peace if our security depends on the will and whims of a ruthless and aggressive dictator. I'm not willing to stake one American life on trusting Saddam Hussein." -George W. Bush. President Bush promised America...
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  • Poem Essay
    How I Learned to Sweep by Julia Alvarez (Page 650) 1. In which form is the poem written (for example, is it a sonnet? Free verse? Lyric poem This poem was written in 1996 in a conventional style form. The poem has 39 lines. 2. What is the setting and social context of the poem? The...
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  • The First Step Into a Brighter Tomorrow
    often lead to revolution. In the novel In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, four sisters Minerva, Patria, Mate, and Dede revolt against Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Trujillo, in hopes of making their country a better place. When power given is used unjustly, citizens are forced to...
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  • liberty
    real liberation. “Selections from Once Upon a Quinceanera” written by Julia Alvarez, examines the quinceanera to explore Latinos’ resistance to abandoning their old traditions. While some view the quince as the initiation of a young girl into a womanhood, Alvarez thinks if such argument merely provide...
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