Eduardo Solis Assignment 2, Section: Friday 9:00-9:50am Perspectives of the Border In Borders by Pat Mora uses poetry to create Mexican and Mexican-American immigrant. In this process she embodies the immigrant and uses the border as a constantly changing barrier that influences the identity and development of the immigrant. Mora takes a unique approach in the creation of the immigrant because she does not generalize or speaks for the immigrant. She lets the immigrant speak for themselves and this process shows the reader that borders are not just physical barriers but also mental, spiritual, and socially constructed (gender roles). Nevertheless, Mora has a positive light towards immigrants and gives the immigrants their own voice and their unique “border” that they need to overcome. In contrast, Gloria Anzaldua makes controversial generalizations about how Mexicans or Mexican-American people view themselves. For instance, she describes them as people who are ashamed of who they are and how they look. She also
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