• Escaping Eurocentric America
    characteristics of the American people. The American people, however, define themselves based on their cultural background. Armando Rendón and Judith Ortiz Cofer are two writers with passionate perspectives on encroaching Anglo assimilation. Rendón reflects on his near loss and reclamation of cultural...
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  • Silent Dancing
    English 100 14 September 2013 Memories From the Past The written text and photograph for Judith Ortiz "Silent Dancing" reflects back on Cofer's unhappy confusing childhood. Cofer recalls most of her memories from a silent video; both the story and photograph paint a garden of grey memories...
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  • Cultural Differences
    The two articles that I will compare and contrast will be “A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood,” written by Judith Ortiz Cofer, and “Only Daughter,” written by Sandra Cisneros. Both female Hispanic authors talk about how they divided their childhood between two countries and the meaning...
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  • Essay
    Jacob Quintero "The Latin Deli" 1. In, “American History”, there is a boy Deli: An Ars Poetica’, by Judith Ortiz Cofer I. who moves into the house next to El Building named Eugene. Eugene is a tall blond boy who wears glasses. Eugene was smart because he “was in honors classes for all his subjects...
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  • Perceptions Paper
    beyond are what distinguishes and molds that person's views on the world. Take, for example, Judith Ortiz- Cofer's essay about a Puerto Rican girl raised to grasp her femininity. The essay is written through Ortiz-Cofer's first hand perspective. The woman is brought up in a Latin culture and goes through...
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  • Hot Mammacita
    Part 1: Summary The main points discussed in Judith Ortiz Cofer’s essay “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria” are the myths and hardships Latin women have endured due to their portrayal in the media. Cofer gives two good examples of these hardships. An incident while in London...
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  • Latina
    they are superior just because they have born in a different or best country. In “Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria” by Judith Ortiz Cofer, the writer tries to show part of her life and how people in different countries acts in the situation of having someone in front of them with...
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  • Racism
    America. Having more class than your opponent and keeping ones dignity is still possible when pursuing equality, though it may not always be easy. Judith Ortiz Cofer tells in her essay, “The Myth of the Latin Woman”, what it is like growing up a Puerto Rican woman in white America, also that one does not need...
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  • Yo Homeboi
    “’Pork chop, pork chop, did you eat your pork chop?’” (Judith Ortiz Cofer 294). This sentence is what the “little black girls” said to the author’s character, Elena. Elena’s family came from Portugal, and they were constantly harassed. Judith also states that “she didn’t care about JFK’s death.” She...
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  • Stereotypes
    irresistible to them. Two writers that I have taken notice that talk about discrimination, racial profiling, and stereotypes are Brent Staples and Judith Ortiz Cofer. Both authors experienced similar events to each other they have been stereotypically judged by their race and their background. In Staples...
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  • Myth
    The article “The Myth of the Latin Woman: Just Met a Girl Named Maria“, written by Judith Ortiz Cofer, describes the discrimination that she suffered as a Latin woman growing up in the United States outside of her home country of Puerto Rico. The author also explains the difficult stereotypes that she...
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  • Compare / Contrast Essay
    can create tough misconception of certain people which most of the times turns out harsh and harmful. Brent Staples in “Just Walk On By” and Judith Ortiz Cofer in “THE MYTH OF A LATIN WOMAN. I Just Met A Girl Name Maria “ Both had experiences of being stereotyped even though they had different experiences...
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  • The Perspective of Cultural Differences
     The Perspective of Cultural Differences “The Myth of the Latin Women” by Judith Ortiz Cofer, the author states how she has been treated by different people in different countries due to their conception of her as a Latin woman. She points out several incidents where she is viewed, stereotypically...
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  • Response to \
    Response to "American History" The story "American History" by Judith Ortiz-Cofer is one that many people can relate to. It is not merely a Latina girl's experiences with prejudice and growing up in New Jersey. The story rings true for many. In "American History," Elena is a ninth grader at a...
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  • Myths of a Latin Woman
    Maria,” by Judith Ortiz Cofer tells of her personal experiences as a Latin girl growing up in a large urban city in New Jersey during the sixties. She tells of her journey maneuvering through her childhood trying to find her place in a mixed cultural world and faces many stereotypes. Cofer later learns...
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  • Devalued Morals
    they are instead of assuming; then the world would have a few happier people. The "Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria", by Judith Ortiz Cofer, was about her growing up in her Hispanic world, around other ethnicities. Being a Latin, herself, already gave her this image that Latin women...
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  • comparison contrast: Don't Call me Hot Tamale- My two lives
    its ills and to enrich its culture.”4 These writers believe that "cultural differences do not imply levels of superiority or inferiority.”5 Judith Ortiz Cofer and Jhumpa Lahiri, two distinguished immigrant writers share this view point. Through their literature, they express pride of their cultural...
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  • "One More Lesson"- Judith Ortiz Cofer
    The story “One More Lesson”, by Judith Ortiz Cofer, discusses her childhood life in Puerto Rico and when she moved to the United States. The story discusses how Cofers father wanted her family to conduct themselves a certain way, to escape the general stereotypes that Puerto Ricans received, such as...
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  • American History
    American History Précis In the short story American History by Judith Ortiz Cofer encourages us to understand our own feeling and being sensitive to the situation around us before we act. Cofer supports her claim by describing Elena’s insensitivity to the president’s death visiting Eugene while everyone...
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  • Compare and Contrast: Judith Ortiz Cofer’s “Catch the Moon” and W.D. Wetherell’s “the Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant”
    emotion can bring out the best of people or even make them question who they are and what they’re willing to give up for the person they love. In Judith Ortiz Cofer’s short story “Catch the Moon”, she suggests that love can change a person for the better by making them want to improve themselves. However...
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