Born Ready By Frida Kahlo Analysis

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Exposure to Reality
As Jennifer Elisabeth said in her book Born Ready, “I feel a resurgence of my 6-year-old self…that little warrior, goddess of a girl reminding me of who I was when I was little, before the world got its hands on me.”In other words, society has corrupted our way of living in our culture. Our own personal culture that we are familiar with and a part of can shape how we view ourselves very deeply. It gives us a defining sense of self and can dictate what our values become. Experiencing another culture could have a negative impact, especially for those who are inexperienced with their own heritage. Since our culture shapes how we react under certain situations, encountering another culture can disrupt it. When we are mixed with
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But one accident took a larger toll than the most. “Frida Kahlo began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident” (Kahlo, paragraph 1). This shows that after the accident, Frida Kahlo 's career as a painter had begun. Meaning a part of her innocence of the perfect pictured world was lost, realizing that there is only harsh reality, cold as ice. And for the fact that Kahlo only paints her own reality and not dreams, nor nightmare strictly shows how in tune and wide eyed she is with the real world. A great example that Kahlo painted that relates to losing innocence is the “Self Portrait on the Borderline.”(Self-portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States, 1932, Oil on metal, 12 1/2" x 13 3/4", Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Reyero) In the piece of art, it depicts that Kahlo was standing in the middle of the border of the United States and Mexico, and in both sides of the border had their own way of showing how disorganized they are. For example, In the side of U.S. it’s full of machinery, buildings and smokes, while the side of Mexico shows more of a broken structure, unsettling dolls, and disturbing pictures of the sun and the moon. With this art, it had portrayed a certain feeling of unsettling, eeriness, which could relate to how Frida actually feels towards her life. Overall, Frida has lost her naiveness through many incidents and tragedy, ruining the image of the untarnished

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