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
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
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.