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SPAN 350 ESSAY 2 #

SPAN 350 ESSAY 2 # - Final Essay Through out the semester...

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Final Essay Through out the semester we have analyzed many different papers, including ones which the author analyzed society compared with philosophy, war, the economy, and even different social, political and religious groups of people. Throughout these essays, many different groups of people and numerous qualities they exhibit in Hispanic culture have been defined, including the Criollos, Mestizajes, and the Indigenous. Each of these groups’ exhibit different qualities that make them different from the others, however, each also has qualities that create controversy as well. Due to these problems and controversies, people began to write; which is the reason for the creation of these essays by numerous different authors in different locations, including Elizabeth Burgos in Argentina as wells as Rosario Castellanos in Mexico. I do not know that there is a well known definition of what each of these stands for; however, if there is, it probably would not please everyone because I am sure these groups of people define themselves differently. Originally, only the Criollos, the pure, the people with limpieza de sangre, existed, until war began with the Indians; shortly after, Mestizos came around, literally a mix of a Criollo and an Indian. Mestizos were critized and considered to be of less importance because they were not wholesome. After changes in the government the people with similar things, such as location, race, or religion came together creating the Indigenous people. Just as all three of these groups of people are interrelated, they just changed with time, the essays discussed throughout this class are as well, covering topics such as society compared with politics, race, religion, economics, and even language to view the history and people of many Hispanic places in different ways.
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The first part of the semester we analyzed many different essays which did not analyze society in comparison with other aspects of our culture, yet instead they mainly analyzed our society and culture with our language and words and their importance in our world today. In class as well as some of the excerpts we read analyzed the difference between what we consider the truth and a lie. An example of one of these analyzed essays is the paper by Nietzsche, “Philosophy and Truth” where Nietzsche basically proposed the idea that our whole world is a metaphor. There really is no way to know what one person considers to be true and false and whether what they consider to be reality. This topic arose an essay by Austin called, “How to do Things with Words,” which questioned the difference between the truth and what we consider to be “reality”. Austin asked “Does the world (and history) create our language or does our language create the world (or our history)?” How is one to know that what we think is reality really is? There really is no way to tell; so in my opinion, this brings on a whole different problem or topic of discussion.
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