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    Simon Corregidora Themes

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    (1974), is told in the perspective of Ursa Corregidora. Ursa is trained by her great grandmother,grandmother, and mother to live a life that advocates the evils committed by Simon Corregidora. Ursa fears being oppressed like her ancestors, so her actions in the novel are based upon what she has hear since the age of five. Ursa 's family history makes Ursa who she is. The graphic nature of the stories has created mental baggage and has altered Ursa 's perspective of certain characters. The people that Ursa encounters parallel to her families past and her interactions are influenced by the stories…

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    As we gaze up to the sky at night, we see the stars shining brightly above us. Constellations may come and go, but the light that shines along with our beloved moon, they will never fail to twinkle. The constellations known to man today may mostly be the Big Dipper, Ursa Major and Minor, Canis Majoris and the Little Dipper. Yet, there are constellations with a beautiful and sometimes, a tragic story to tell. Everyone knows what happens to him or her but, what about the other Greek or Roman…

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    sign up for Ursa was presented to me I was unsure If I wanted to give up my last week at home to start school early. I decided to take the class because it seemed like it would be an easy way to get some credits done. When It came down to the week before I left I was actually pretty upset with myself for signing up for Ursa. I had friends at home who were moving and I knew that I would likely never see some of them again. I wanted to stay home as long as I could to see all of them. However, once…

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    Moon Observation

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    in the sky was the Big Dipper just more lower and spread out in front of my face. The Little Dipper was harder to see and not too much farther but I had to look harder to see it. November first week Grus was observed. Gras filled the top upper right side then Sculptor was observed. In the middle of November Sculptors and Phoenix this part of night the moon was up half of the day. The earths orbits once a month. Aldebaran was disappear behind moon side then it reappear at it dark side. That was…

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    Rubbing the sleepiness from his eyes, Dakota Ursa emerges from the tiny bedroom door. He adjusts his long, black tie under the pristine, white collar of his button up shirt. Straightening his black blazer over his long arms, he heads for the front door of his small, two bedroom apartment. Dakota snatches the comb lying on a small table and levels his curly, caramel hair. He swoops up his brown shoes with a flame design, tightens the white laces, and stomps them onto his feet. The brown shoes are…

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    protagonist, Ursa were “Creators, who lived lives of spiritual waste, because they were so rich in spirituality. This lifestyle is the basis of Art.” (Walker 233). There are countless artistic ways to process traumatic events whether it be through painting or singing. For Black women like Ursa, it is not as important which type they chose to cope through art because of their hardships, but the fact that they chose to create something instead of breakdown others like they have been broken down.…

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    In Gayl Jones’ Corregidora one of the main texts focus and themes is centered and founded upon the blues. Through Ursa; the main characters singing of this specific genre of music, the reader is forced to recognize that Ursa’s singing ties in completely to her defined belief that her sole purpose is to “make generations” and her singing in a way fulfills that purpose as she in body can’t. The reader is given evidence to this by past recollections in the text, current statements that repeatedly…

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    voice in the blues often sings hearty songs of sadness and heartbreak mostly about failed relations. While the words carry mean the voice communicates the emotions, similarly to how when one read something in their head and when one says something out loud. The tone of the song can change the interpretation. In Corregidora by Gayl Jones, Ursa uses her songs to create generations by passing on the story of her ancestors through her definition of the blues, define the purpose of Ursa using the…

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    The woman are thought of as collateral damage to the storyline.This theme is important because it sets the toll for females characters to suffer from low self-esteem, thus developing the blues. In Corregidora, Mutt serves as another example of male dominance over Ursa. He has difficulty dealing with the fact that Ursa sings in a cafe with an audience of majority man. He feels that the woman is exposed and should be at home doing motherly duties. Like Ursa 's ancestors, she is expected to…

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    Greek mythology is about the greek gods and the ancient myths that happened long ago, Tethys was a Titan and was the daughter of Uranus and Gaea. She was known as the goddess of the ocean. She married her own brother and gave birth to the river gods, known as the Nile and Alpheus. Tethys was the mother of many and because of that she was not worshipped seriously. “According to a myth, Hera did not appreciate that Arcas and Callisto were turned into constellations by being turned into Ursa Minor…

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