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    Carlos Fuentes, a Mexican novelist, has earned worldwide recognition for his influential works that pertain to magical realism. He is particularly held in high esteem in Latin American nations for his literary accomplishments that were attained through his novels of Terra Nostra, The Death of Artemio Cruz, and The Old Gringo. Carlos Fuentes’ novel, The Old Gringo, was the first novel written by an author of Mexican descent to emerge on the New York Times Bestseller List. The novel portrays the elements of magical realism through Ambrose Bierce, Tomas Arroyo, and Harriet Winslow; the novel’s main protagonists. Ambrose Bierce the “old gringo”, has one goal, to encounter Pancho Villa and die an honorable death. Historically, Ambrose Bierce was a prominent American journalist and essayist who travelled to Mexico in 1913. Throughout his arduous journey in the novel, he comes across various instances in which he is…

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    1. Carlos Fuentes described the civilization discovered by the European in a way that seems, that the native’s people progression has halted and they needed help from others who are more advance (European). Fuentes mentioned the Eurocentric view of why the native people were not advancing. He said “they [Indians] were blessed by nature, but dwarfed by it,” most scholars believe that the Indians were “lazy,” thus making their civilization backwards compared to the rest of the world. However, that…

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    Mexican novel and essayist Carlos Fuentes once stated “Writing is a struggle against si-lence” (Fuentes). While I have made much progress, writing is a struggle for me since I procras-tinate and welcome every distraction with open arms. Also since I feel more called to create vis-ual art, I will need to focus my energy on my art and design classes. As for putting words on pa-per, I would much rather proofread someone else’s writing than write something for myself. While I love to dwell on many…

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    other. They all trade goods between then and help grow their communities and cities. Some were taken over and rebuilt and torn down again. The MUslims knew what they wanted when they invaded in 711, they most likely wanted everyone to end up being Muslim. In 732 Islam was stopped by Charles Martel near Poitiers, and Europe did not become Muslim (Fuentes 52). Muslims wanted to take over the whole area but were stopped.Due to their takeover of many lands, many other religious parties and…

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    short novel Aura by Carlos Fuentes, a well-known Mexican writer who was part of the literary movement known as Boom. I argue that Carlos Fuentes creates a mythical reality to reference Mexican history. He uses Aura, Felipe Montero, and Consuelo as a reflection of the past and the present, where Consuelo represents the past and Felipe the present. In this analogy, Aura represents what Mexico could become. Mexican history is hard to understand because it is intertwined with myth, therefore to…

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    Have you ever wondered what social class do you fall into? Do you consider yourself as rich or as poor? These characters are trying their best to make a decent living. Everyone knows the saying “If you try your best you’ll succeed” we heard it all the time from our parents when we don’t think that we can do it. This saying doesn’t seem to apply to the characters from the Cost of Living by Carlos Fuentes and the main character in Sweat by Jorge Amado. They are trying to do their best to make a…

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    Carlos Fuentes and Ernest Hemingway both depict ladies in the in various lights in their novel, Carlos Fuentes depicts ladies as sexualized objects and as the casualty of the novel yet Ernest Hemingway depicts ladies as "New Woman of Spain". Carlos Fuentes demonstrates the adage ladies being set in the brain of carcass reflecting over his life in Mexico and Ernest Hemingway setting "New Woman of Spain" in the progressive time of Spain. The Death of Artemio Cruz introduces more female characters…

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    Community, the place where we are supposed to belong, be accepted, and grow in. A community is something built on bonds, different types of bonds, that are important in our lives. We are living in a time where working alone is not profitable. We must work together. I love to help personally. I live far from Carlos Fuentes so I don't get much chances to help out in this community. However, i try my best to help mine, or to help others. I go to church and there we hold many events where i love to…

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    La frontera de cristal: una novela en nueve cuentos by Carlos Fuentes “is an inauthentic work exploring the stereotypical interior and emotional ‘female domain’ of women along a variety of borders”. This observation of false stereotypes is seen most strongly in “Las amigas” through the actions and behavior of Josefina and Miss Amalia Ney Dunbar but also in “La Frontera de Cristal” through Audrey. Within these short stories, Carlos Fuentes inscribes the theme of a border. He does not just focus…

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    away from his reach. The DINA had a branch within known as the Brigada Exterior, which was described as ‘DINA operatives who conduction traditional intelligence opperations in foreign countries’ (Kornbluh 187). The Brigada Exterior acted beyond the borders of Chile through international DINA agents like Michael Townley. Townley was an American citisen born in Waterloo, Iowa (Kornbluh 167) although his background being American Augusto Pinochet and his regime heavily influenced him as he spent…

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