One Day Of Life By Manlio Argueta Essay

1618 Words Apr 28th, 2016 7 Pages
As Noble Prize winner, Jose Saramago once said, “Things will be very bad for Latin America. You only have to consider the ambitions and the doctrines of the empire, which regards this region as its backyard”. While powerful nations like the United States were increasing their national income by taking advantage of the recourses their neighboring countries had to offer, it was destroying the economic balance within those countries by making the rich more successful and the poor suffer more. Throughout the novel One Day of Life, Manlio Argueta portrays the Cold War in Latin America as a time of desperation for the poor and as a time of capital greed. Through the eyes of the main character, Lupe Guardado, this novel illustrates the daily internal and external struggles her family faced during the hardship times the Cold War brought along as well as portrays the issues that formed what is known as Latin America’s version of the Cold War. Due to aggressive tactics done by the militaries to devalue the voice of their people, each Latin American country had their own internal conflicts of social injustice that was backup up by the selfishness of the United States, leaving the poor Latin American’s helpless.
In the beginning of the novel they place you inside the home of Lupe, which is in a small rural town in El Salvador called Chalate. Immediately as you begin to read this novel you become clear of the type of lifestyle the Guardado’s were forced to live in, full of fear and lost…

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