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American History By Judith Ortiz Cofer

Judith Ortiz Cofer: Understanding a Writer Judith Ortíz Cofer was born in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico in 1952. She was raised on the island and in Paterson, New Jersey, before her family finally settled in Augusta, Georgia. She received her B.A. in English from Augusta College in 1974, and her M.A. in English from Florida Atlantic University, and did graduate school at Oxford University in 1977 (Judith). Her collections of poetry include The Year of Our Revolution: New and Selected Stories and...

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Response to The "American History" by Judith Ortiz-Cofer

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 large public school in Paterson, New Jersey. On this day, a cold gray November day, President Kennedy has been shot. The reader can see how all the adults in the story are immensely affected by this event...

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Narrative by Judith Ortiz Cofer

narrative written by Judith Ortiz Cofer discusses some of the many experiences she has encountered throughout her life dealing with stereotypes and common misconceptions of Latin American women. To further engage her audience in the story, she provides detailed past experiences that have stood out to her the most. In order for the readers to fully understand those past encounters, some of which are cultural and common among Latinos, Cofer explains them in careful detail. For example, Cofer explains the concept...

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"The Story of My Body" by Judith Ortiz Cofer, and "Never Just Pictures" by Susan Bordo.

elements of our society: friends, place, and education. We reflect what we think it is correct in the opinions of others. This idea is expanded and explained in two essays: "The Story of My Body" written by Judith Ortiz Cofer, and "Never Just Pictures" by Susan Bordo. In the first essay, Cofer suggest that our body plays an essential role in our social life. The differences of race, color, and size can create many uncomfortable situations in our adolescence. She tells us the story of her body and...

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Staples and Cofer

Problems When Americans meet someone new they are already sticking that person into some sort of category because of their appearance. If someone looks different than Americans are use to, they automatically stick some sort of stereotype to them. Stereotypes are strongly displayed in the media; stereotype can be based of someone’s color, culture, religion, or sex. In Black men in public spaces by Brent Staples, and in The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria by Judith Ortiz Cofer, the authors...

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Cofer And Staples

and Just Walk on By Brent Staples essay “Just Walk on By: Black Men in Public Spaces” he talks about the way people see him. The reason being he is African American and within his neighborhood people see him as a mugger, rapist, or worse than the two. He is also discriminated and stereotyped because of his race and his skin color. In Judith Ortiz Cofer’s essay “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria” she explains how people stereotyped Latin people and herself for the way they dressed...

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Judith cofer summary

English 1101 January 25 2014 Judith Ortiz Cofer’s “Silent Dancing” Essay of the cultural shifts of Cofer’s mother, her cousin and her cousin’s brother girlfriend From Judith Ortiz Cofer’s “Silent Dancing” Cofer’s Mother Cofer’s mother is in the middle of the assimilation phase she is involved in both the American culture and the Puerto Rican culture. She often shops at La Bodega which is a Spanish...

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Lessons of Love by Judith Ortiz Cofer

Desperation, Love, and Torment… The short story "Lessons of Love" by Judith Ortiz Cofer is a perfect example of faulty love, people who abuse love, and people who feel so deep about their love they will do anything for their "partner". The girl in the story is a trust worthy, honest, and an innocent girl before she meets the guy of her dreams which changes her in many ways. The guy changes her personality traits by making her disloyal to her family and indirectly teaching her lie to them. For example...

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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 them being loud, playing loud music, and mothers yelling at their children. Cofer’s family was forced to act differently from the other Puerto Ricans that were around them for the satisfaction of her...

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American History

How did American society change in the two decades after the First World War? World War I was a catalyst of the great depression. U.S. attempted to rebuild for approximately four years after World War I. Due to the casualties of the war, the workforce was lacking. The repayment of wartime debts became tough for the people. They’re significant huge increase unemployment. Thus, parents were having significant problems feeding and clothing their families. Because of the lack of money there, were...

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