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    (“It is traditional belief…exchange for a new life.” Pg. 67) Rodriguez also argues that Malinche was disowned by her tribe for becoming a translator and a mistress for Cortez. 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, uncanny, ghost/undead corpse. (“The indigenous women betrays her people to the Spanish conquestor by serving both as an interpreter and mistress for Hernan Cortez; thereafter, “malinchita” in Mexican usage evokes the sense of an unpatriotic betrayal of the nation to foreign interests; as a consequence, the eternally frightening, uncanny, ghost/undead corpse, La Llorona measures out her fit punishment.” Pg. 67). Rodriguez does not specifically state that she is given a punishment as such stated by Romero and Harris but Malinche is punished by her tribe for leaving. La Llorona is a myth that the Mexican culture, (“In these oral permutations of history, La Malinche becomes La Llorona, her son by Cortez becomes La Llorona’s archetypal victim, as popular report and folklore shift and change historical record to…

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    Patriarchy In La Malinche

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    La Malinche went from being interpreted as a chingada to a chingona (a badass). The historical interpretation of Maliche as a weak and fatal historical figure is an example of a patriarchal (machista) way of interpreting history, due to the fact that patriarchy is ingrained in the Chicana/o culture. In opposition to the patriarchy, contemporary Chicana/o authors like Lucha Corpi and Michael Nava through their work challenge it and offer a reinterpretation of previously neglected or…

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    working interviews, I managed to get a paid research position at the UC Davis Veterinary School. I choose my first and last pieces of writing for my portfolio, because they seem to be written by two different people. When I compare the two side by side I can tell that the second piece is written by someone who is more confident in their accomplishments and willing to take more risks. This is evident in the way that I play around with the structure of my essay, and in the conclusion where I turn…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Though The Pearl (by Steinbeck) is, on the surface, viewed as a prejudice and sexist book, there are different ways it can be read and interpreted. It is the story of a pear diver named Kino, and it demonstrates how mans’ nature can make him evil and greedy. The book sets general gender roles for the characters depicted. It also shows the function of the social class of the time. Even still, The Pearl shows that women are smart and strong when it comes to protecting the family. The Pearl is a…

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    The opportunity for career advancement within the Social Security Administration is what motivates me to work harder, take on more projects, and continuously study the law. It is in the agency 's best interest to have a legal assistant that goes above the call of duty and possesses the talent, legal knowledge, and competencies necessary to not only accomplish the mission but also exceed external customers ' satisfaction. Pursuing my Master 's degree is part of reaching the ultimate goal of…

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