• Maria
    Summary of “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named María” by Judith Ortiz Cofer In her essay, “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named María,” Judith Ortiz Cofer presents some of the stereotypes Americans hold about Latinas. Cofer narrates some occurrences that...
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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...
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  • Lessons of Love from Silent Dancing
    Essay Nonfiction Story In the short story Lessons of love, from Silent Dancing by Judith Ortiz Cofer; she uses literary devises to send the purpose of her love story. Cofer’s many literary devices where that of detail, simile, and personification to emphasize her message and the lessons she...
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  • Myths of a Latin Woman
    Melanie Allen Dr. Elliott EH 101 November 5, 2011 Facts of a Latin Woman “Myth of the Latin Woman:/Just Met a Girl Named 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...
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  • Devalued Morals
    where we lived. If we were brought up by respecting people by seeing people for who 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...
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  • Perceptions Paper
    portrayal of the world around us. Bibliography Ortiz-Cofer, Judith (2004). The Myth of the Latin Woman: "I just met a girl named Maria." In Winters, Paul and Schneider, James (Fourth Edition). Frame and Focus. (p.p. 25 – 28). Washington, DC: Person Custom Publishing. Miner...
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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...
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  • Normality
    Prejudice is irrevocable. It is all around us because we live in a nation of nations. People come from different backgrounds, religions, and social statuses and judgement doesn’t have a day off. “Dirty”, “shrimp” and “pretty” are all descriptive words (Cofer 3, 4, 1), words in which Judith Ortiz...
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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...
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  • Compare / Contrast Essay
    Stereotypes are conventional and oversimplified conceptions and opinion that 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...
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  • Yo Homeboi
    issue in America. “’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...
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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...
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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...
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  • Racism
    . 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...
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  • Stereotypes
    Writers are impelled to write by a set of circumstances that are 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...
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  • comparison contrast: Don't Call me Hot Tamale- My two lives
    offered critical (…) descriptions of their adopted country, seeking to expose 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...
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  • Latina
    ” 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 a different culture or skin color, in this case Latin woman. In the essay, she had to fight with three situations of discrimination...
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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...
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  • Resume
    colored skins who had to immigrate to countries to have better life qualities. Ortiz Cofer was one of these people and in her essay “The story of my body”, she portrays a young female born in Puerto Rico that later moved to the United States. Cofer shows the reader how differently she was treated by...
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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...
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