September 6, 2007 Underdevelopment Essay 2

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Andrew Bernstein September 6, 2007 COM L 108.01 Sarah Pickle Subdesarrollo : Chronic Underdevelopment in Cuba Throughout Memories of Underdevelopment , by Edmundo Desnoës, the narrator (Sergio in the film—the names will be used interchangeably to illustrate the two characters’ similarity) consistently describes everything about Cuban society as underdeveloped. He believes that the women are underdeveloped, that the government is, and that the common Cuban people are also underdeveloped. The one underdeveloped person the narrator overlooks is himself. Sergio’s attitude towards his fellow countrymen is the ultimate display of immaturity and underdevelopment. He wants so badly to be European that he ignores who he really is and to whom his loyalties should lie. The narrator treats women as if they were not worthy of any respect because they are underdeveloped, yet his actions towards these women are what make him the true champion of the underdeveloped. The narrator’s relationship with the women in his life illustrates his extremely prejudiced attitude towards the failures of his country.
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  • Fall '07
  • Pickle
  • narrator, Cubans, Chinese Cuban, cuban women

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