Sandra St. Victor

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  • Walter Lee In A Raisin In The Sun

    Age is Just a Number Lorraine Hansberry, author of A Raisin in the Sun, tactfully portrays the development of a childish man into a fully developed adult through his trials and errors during a racist era. Walter Lee, son of Lena (Mama) Younger, has been given the opportunity to teach his son, Travis, what it is to be a man. Given the moment, Walter finally discovers his own “manhood” and tells the white community where he and the family stand (pg. 151). Lena Younger had just inherited her late husband’s insurance money of ten-thousand dollars. While she would like to save the money for her daughters schooling and a house for the family, Walter Lee had different plans in mind. Walter’s biggest battle started with his own childish fantasy. He wanted to use all of the money to invest in a liquor store that could possibly make money if it worked (pg. 33). Just like a child enveloped in a dream to be a millionaire, Walter speaks to his mother exclaiming that money “is life”, and not freedom (pg. 74). He does not even consider thinking of other’s ideas and opinions of the money, but instead only cares about making as much of it as he possibly can. Lena had referred to years of slavery for blacks when she mentioned to Walter that freedom used to be life, and not money. Walter did not even recognized the importance of being grateful to the freedom that he possesses, unlike those before him who never saw freedom. Eventually, Walter used the money in an investment behind the…

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  • Gender Roles In Moths By Sandra Cisneros And Helena Maria Viramontes

    Women writers have become successful with their works by going beyond social norm standards. They have been critiqued because of their gender roles and are expected to not disobey a man, yet they have proven to not let that be a barrier towards their goals and success. Both Sandra Cisneros and Helena Maria Viramontes use various narrative strategies like the Control and Exercise of Chicana Sexuality, Bildungsroman Novel, and the Reinterpretation of Myths to break with traditional stereotypes of…

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  • Analysis Of Barbie Doll By Marge Piercy

    In Marge Piercy’s narrative poem, “Barbie Doll”, the story of a young girl is told from the viewpoint of an outside speaker watching her grow up around the norms of society and ultimately ends her life because of it. Throughout each stanza, a new important piece of information is expressed to the readers to contribute to both the theme and tone of the poem. Piercy is able to cultivate the idea that inward beauty is not valued in today’s society, and that artificial perfection can only be…

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  • How Does Swift Want The Reader To View His Speaker Summary

    How does Swift want the reader to view his speaker? That is, how would Swift want his reader to describe the persona he adopts? From a broad perspective, Swift strives to depict his speaker as a conspicuously erudite individual, who, in turn, possesses noteworthy intellectual capacities. In further elaboration upon this reality, throughout the course of the essay, the speaker assesses contrasting viewpoints and renders sufficient explanations, as to why posed alternatives would fail to suffice.…

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  • The House On Mango Street Analysis

    Every human being is born with a desire for a sense of belonging. Whether it is at their jobs, schools, or amongst their friends, people will always search for acceptance. The House on Mango Street, a novel beautifully crafted by author Sandra Cisneros depicts a young Latino girl's prolonged search for an identity. Cisneros portrays the young girl's evolution throughout the book by using ethnic and thematic elements. Through many hardships and life-changing experiences, Esperanza slowly blossoms…

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  • Across A Hundred Mountains

    (a) Across a Hundred Mountains (2006) a fictional novel that employs two different perspectives on the main character Juana, that travels across Mexico and the U.S to find her father. b. (b) The Distance Between Us: A Memoir (2013) a memoir that narrates the experiences of Grande growing up in Iguala, Guerrero and later in Los Angeles fist as an undocumented immigrant and later as a legal resident. In addition to my primary texts, I will use interviews and podcasts of Sandra Cisneros and Reyna…

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  • How Do Grey's Anatomy Persuasive Essay

    "It's A Beautiful Day to Save Lives" Breaking news! A medical drama television show, which first aired in 2005, has taken America by storm. If you're like me, you must be deathly bored on week nights. Always searching high and low for something to occupy your time! Call off the search dogs, and turn on the TV. We've found the perfect solution for your Thursday nights, if you want to watch it on ABC's network. Even better, we've found the perfect solution for every night if you're a netflix…

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  • Personal Narrative-Fairytale Signs

    “Hey, Mr. Atkins!” Rick heard Peter call out to him again, but before the boy could hurl another insult Ricks way, Rick shouted out to him and Kyle, “Peter! Kyle! I’m glad you’re back! Come here quick! I was just thinking about what you guys had said to me earlier and do you know what? I think you’re right. So, I’ve decide that it’s time to get the place cleaned up a bit, don’t you? Anyways, I was wondering if you boys would like my collection of old, skin magazines?” The boys just looked…

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  • Character Analysis: The House On Mango Street

    Cisneros’s “The House on Mango Street” shows a young girl named esperanza grow up. Esperanza grows up isolated from what she really wants to achieve with her life. Her identity changes over time as she experiences different situations and challenges. She is unsure of her true identity, she travels through her life feeling different ways and overcoming obstacles, like poverty, sexism. As she gets older she finds parts of her true identity and learns more about who she truly wants to be.…

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  • House On Mango Street Cisneros

    In many stories, a character’s identity is influenced and shaped by the world around them to develop who they are. In the fictional narrative, The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, readers sink into the depths of a significant period in a character’s life when she explores the real world and uncover its secrets. Esperanza has finally moved to a house on Mango Street, however, as she interacts with the people and things in her surroundings, she discovers that there are many hardships…

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