“Our America” Jose Marti
The essay “Our America” by Jose Marti is a magnificent work in which it encourage Latin America to realize that the human being is intelligent, wise and natural that tends to be mortified by the world. The world in this case North America and Europe, in their eagerness to conquer, they completely forget that Latin America is human beings of thought and ideals of our nature. Jose Marti tries to liberate Latin America from the oppression of the conquerors. He encourages to his people to understand that they are not a weak race, that they should be proud of who they are. So, that is why Marti encourages them to know their history and culture so they can rule it without imitating any other culture. “Our America” by Jose Marti expresses the Creole sentiment against tyranny; it tells that Latin America is a mixture of different ethnicities and races. They are a good race that respects and admires the superior intelligence, but this superior intelligence takes advantage of the admiration by damaging and ignoring their pure ideals, and their pride of belonging to a beautiful continent. Jose Marti puts an emphasis that Latin America has to wake up and fight for their liberation from oppression. Jose Marti in his quote “To know the country and govern it in accordance with that knowledge is the only way of freeing it from tyranny” (Marti 291) advises the villagers of America to know each other and to achieve a degree of identity. In his essay Jose Marti tried to make understand Latin America that they need to defend their homeland sovereignty. They need to understand that there is a wonderful continent inhabited and that they are responsible for everything related to their historical evolution. They should not be swayed by a “superior race” that does not know them. Jose Marti tells his people that no one can handle themselves better than their own people and that they should not become an easy prey of imperialist powers. He also added in...
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