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garcia response 3 - 8 March 2007 Reading Response #3 Dr....

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8 March 2007 Reading Response #3 Dr. Sun Hee Teresa Lee Culture Shock? The mixture of identities between Dominican Republic culture and American culture in Julia Avarez’s How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents closely parallels the account of Gloria Anzaldua in her poetry discussed in class. The Garcia girls encounter many situations that separate the Dominican Republic culture and American culture. The girls are brought up in a particular way with a different culture that they are accustomed to and must learn to adapt to an entirely new way of life when they move to the Americas. Gloria Anzaldua experienced this dichotomy living along the border of Texas and Mexico and wrote about the borderland culture that she inhabited. The Garcia family was very wealthy and prosperous in the Dominican Republic. The father, Carlos, resisted the military dictatorship in the Dominican Republic and was forced to flee to America with his family. Carlos maintained a position of high regard in his country as a doctor, but struggled to find employment when he came to the United States. “Papi had not been able to get an American doctor’s license-some hitch about his
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