La Era De Trujillo By Galindez

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Latin American Literature
Literature often reflects the current state of political and foreign affairs. Latin American countries when undergoing foreign invasion or being under tyrannical rule, despite their troubles via literacy, authors utilized text to expose the rulers, injustices and present state. Governmental powers have also been known to use literature to help convince the masses of their political agendas and gain momentum with the people. Latin American countries, such as the Dominican Republic, which have repeatedly undergone invasion both by foreigners and locals, have demonstrated how literature can be influenced by political states and how past political stages can continue to have lasting effects in literature.
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The text was translated in other countries. Under Trujillo 's rule, literature was heavily monitored, with texts being censored (Moya Pons 179). Works that criticized or shone light on the horrors being committed were not permitted to be published until after the assassination. Galindez, who migrated to New York after threat, was free from the censorship that the Dominican Republic faced. In the confines of his new home state, Galindez criticized Trujillo through literary works, such as the aforementioned. Galindez prepared a dissertation that was to be presented regarding the immoral actions of Trujillo but shortly before, he disappeared. Jesus Galindez ' disappearance is widely attributed to Trujillo, as it was widespread knowledge that Galindez feared being killed by Trujillo 's men. Actions as such caused other critical authors to remain silent. La era de Trujillo summarized Trujillo 's governmental power and the lack of freedom of expression (Betances 98). It detailed the various acts of murder that occurred as a result of people expressing their opinions on the injustices committed, causing the Dominican people to …show more content…
Authors such as Junot Diaz and Vargas Llosa write about how Trujillo’s years in power have lasting effects on the Dominican people, transcending decades and nations. The texts although fictional recounts trouble that families have gone through and the way the troubles have impacted later generations. Diaz, in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, discusses a boy’s ancestral experience with the Trujillo regime and, despite his residing in the United States, the issues related to it. The novel discusses race relations in Dominican Republic, stemming from Trujillo’s reign, the normative behavior of violence in Dominican Republic. Literature in Dominican Republic was also affected by Trujillo in that the general theme and motif of masculinity and patriarchy became commonplace (Horn 59). Maja Horn wrote that literature had depicted Rafael Trujillo as an overly masculine figure, focusing on his sexual appetite, as seen in In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. While texts have been written in an effort to emasculate Trujillo, the opposite has been accomplished (Horn 59). The conception of gender began while Trujillo and his army occupied the Dominican Republic, reflects in literature and remains as such in present

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