'Alto Do Gruzeiro' And Bom Jesus De Mata?

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The article talks about poor cities in Brazil, Shantytown called “alto do Gruzeiro” (Crucifix Hill), and Bom Jesus de mata. There is a bell that rings each time an infant or a baby dies. Most of these kids die unnamed and during birth but the fortunate babies who do survive will mostly last two or three months. Alto do Gruzeior is one of the three counties in shantytown that has the poorest representation of the third world countries, shantytown has mostly farms, ranches, sugar plantations and mills. Residents don’t get to live long enough; their life expectancy is only forty years. Mostly because infants and babies don’t survive. Almost one million children die in shantytown. In some areas babies are born with genetic diseases and marriages …show more content…
Woman in Bom Jesus de mata live in small houses that made of wattle and daub, the house maybe livable but the lives living in it aren’t so much, filled with hunger, sickness, and death. Woman of Bom Jesus de mata see their infant’s death as natural. Mothers think those thoughts of as born already “wanted to die” and they would have neglected their infants. The author gives an example about an infant named Zezinho Ze, who was thirteen months when he was neglected by his mother because he was skinny and seemed doomed. The author force feed Ze until flesh showed up on his body, when she visited back in 1982 she saw now grown Ze, Healthy with her five serving children. Being a mother in alto do Cruzrio meanings to leaning when to let children die and another is learning when it is safe to let oneself love a …show more content…
Brazilian mothers are told not to cry, because doing so will dampen the wings of her little angel so that she cannot fly up to her heavenly home. It’s not seen as appropriate to cry while seeing your child get buried or die. There are no birth certificates for these young infants, no such thing as getting your new born immunized which is the main reason for most of the infant’s death. The church also helps with child death, the priest has to tell the dead infants mothers that the death of their child was gods will and if a infant dies, it would be an angel in the survive of his or he heavily patron. It would be wrong, a sign of lack of faith to weep for a child with such good

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