La Llorona

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  • La Llorona Summary

    From a young age, the tale of “La Llorona”, the weeping woman, always haunted me. Even to this day, I still fear walking alone at night. “La Llorona” is an old Mexican tale of a woman who weeps by the river for her children. As the story goes, in a little village there was once a beautiful girl named Maria. She knew she was beautiful, and as she grew, so did her beauty. But she was extremely prideful in her beauty and she used it to get what she wanted. When she was a young woman, she wanted to find a man, but the men of her village were not good enough. Then one day, a ranchero came into the small village and Maria knew that she wanted him and that she would get him. He could sing, play the guitar and was known for his love of wild horses.…

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  • Hispanic Legend La Llorona

    1. La Llorona Hispanic Legend: La Llorona is an old myth many times told by Hispanic parents, to scare their children into obedience. The story is about a woman named Maria. Maria was the most beautiful woman in her village, knowing this she thought she was better than everyone else. This meant Maria refused to marry any man below her standards, until she met a wealthy, attractive Ranchero. The beginning of their marriage was great, until the Ranchero returned to his gallivanting ways and would…

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  • La Llorana Urban Legend

    La Llorana is a very well-known and widespread urban legend in Mexico and has become just as prevalent in America with the Mexican-American cultural influence of the media, such as horror movies, TV series, and novels. This legend has been passed down from generation to generation as part of the tradition embedded in the Mexican culture and as a result, there are many different interpretations of La Llorana, such as what she looks like as well as what her story is. The fact is this myth is only…

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  • Feminism, Nation And Myth: La Malinche, By Richard Rodriguez

    Romero and Harris state that La Malinche was also known as La Llorona (“Some say that the spirit of La Malinche is La Llorona. Here Gaspar de Alba succinctly summarizes a classical variation of the malice story/myth.” pg.67) Rodriguez never stated in his passage that Malinche was also known as La Llorona. It must be a story/myth that was made up over the years in Mexico. Romero and Harris state that because of the betrayal of Malinches’ tribe she is given a consequence of the eternally fighting,…

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  • La Virgen Analysis

    The image of La Virgen has been present throughout most of our lives. From our homes to the murals in our communities. Growing up in a Hispanic/ Latino community it’s the norm to see her image either in tattoos, candles, shirts, posters, cars as well as in our churches and grocery stores. Historically, speaking her image has been used politically for instance, Cesar Chavez used her image, during the Mexican War for Independence her image was used as well. The image of La Virgen has evolved…

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  • Best Concert Reflection

    Landing on the hard consonants and using them at the beginning of the word to propel the pitch forward worked perfectly. However, where there were any uncertain parts, prime example being the "Fa la la" section of “Fire”, our intonation, as well as all the other technical aspects declined rapidly in quality. As far as rhythmic accuracy goes, “Fire” may have lacked that quite a bit in the “Fa la la” section of the song, as well as small hiccups in some of the alleluia phrases of the Latin piece…

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  • Montaigne On The Cannibals Analysis

    There are many effects prejudices have on both historical and modern societies. These prejudices are apparent in Price of Love and La Traviata, where the female protagonists are each harshly judged by society for their professions. Montaigne thoroughly addressed such prejudices and decoded societal perceptions of “barbarous” acts. Modern societies as a whole, however, are often quick to place judgements without offering resolutions. In both Price of Love and La Traviata, the female protagonists…

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  • Analysis Of To Honor Las Vegas, Respect The Showgirl By Jack Sheehan

    Showgirls have been the face of Las Vegas for a long time, but has been slowly dying throughout the years. In Jack Sheehan column “To Honor Las Vegas, Respect the Showgirl,” published on April 21st, 2013, in the Review-Journal, he explains why he thinks the face of the iconic showgirl is dying in Las Vegas. Sheehan, who has lived in Las Vegas for about four decades, wrote an opinionated piece, that needed more supporting facts. “To Honor Las Vegas, Respect the Showgirl,” was structured well, but…

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  • The Pearl John Steinbeck Analysis

    A pearl is an item that is glorified for its extravagant beauty, but how can a thing with such beauty cause such an ugly demise? “The Pearl” was written by John Ernst Steinbeck in 1947. Steinbeck was an author known for using experiences from his from his travels, the people he met during those, and his own life experiences, such as his marriages to inspire beautiful novels giving insight to the lives and struggles of others he hoped to better shape other’s lives. In this novel, Steinbeck takes…

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  • Dangerous Journeys In The Pearl By John Steinbeck

    The Pearl The story The Pearl, many dangerous journeys are made and great things are found that it makes good angels turn to bad demons. John Steinbeck, a famous american author, wrote the novella The Pearl. In the novella, there is an indian man who finds “the pearl of the world” only to see that it brings many challenges. He must sell the pearl to make sure his family lives a long life, but must pass through all the dangers to make his dreams come true. Throughout the novel, what Kino views…

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