La Llorona

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    La Llorona Summary

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    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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    Her last thoughts are “But I hold onto his hand. That I can feel, you see, I’ll never let go. Because we are going home. My son and I” (Viramontes 180). Much like La Llorona, who died searching for her children, this woman met the same fate. Viramontes’s use of intertextuality in this short story was imperative so that the reader could understand the grief of this one woman, was the grief of many and forever preserved in legend. It only emphasized the unjust fragmentation of this woman’s family.…

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    Hispanic Legend La Llorona

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    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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    Every culture has urban legends and Hispanic culture is no exception. These legends can be anything from terrifying ghost stories to heavily believed superstition. Some of the most popular legends would be those of El Chupacabra and La Llorona, which are not only known by those of hispanic heritage, but internationally as well. The majority of these legends have been around for centuries but as the years have gone by, they have turned into cautionary tales and lessons for the younger…

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    La Llorana Urban Legend

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    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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    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

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    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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    the sirens to be unconscious. And for the siren queen, a diamond encrusted silver sword must be used to slay her for she is immortal. Markeus nods his head, gathers the elements given to him and is off to his journey. When Markeus reaches the rocky coasts of Athens, he spots the guardian siren named Mayia. Markeus quickly pulls out the shell from his satchel and throws it towards the siren. The shell then exposes an enchanted powder, that puts Mayia in a deep sleep. The waves crashed on top of…

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    Best Concert Reflection

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    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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    I could hear the water in the lake behind moving ever so slowly, but just enough for me to know that I wanted to stay forever. I felt like I was rich and had the biggest and most beautiful house on the entire planet. I remember dancing around with Hippo in the living room singing, “I am rich, la la la! I am rich la la la!” After I stopped dancing and singing, I then thought to myself “ This is paradise.” As I placed my placed my hand on the little statue next to me, I could feel my heart start…

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