March 6, 2012
Tradition: What Holds a Family Together
Tradition is used as a way to pass down beliefs, customs, rituals and information from
generation to generation. It might be different for every family, but every culture has the
Main characters; what motivates each character
o Dr takes care of Tita and then when she gets better asks her to marry her
o Rosaura cant bear anymore children after 2nd child (premature)
o Gertrudis married and the general of the soldiers
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o Masculinity is portrayed through the typical Dominican male, which emphasizes, sex,
power, aggression, control, violence and charm.
o Throughout the novel, Oscar lacks these qualitie
April 19, 2012
Magical Realism: Lessons Through Unique Perspectives
Magical realism is a genre of writing that was developed by Latin American artists during
a countermovement to portray another point of view of the Latin American rea
*Children of the Sea
Two nameless narrators are in love and write each other letters they will
never read. The female narrator is angry that her father opposes their love,
but she finds out he gave up all his possessions to protect her from t
Jan Carew Discussion Board
Were you familiar with the information Carew offers in his speech? Have you heard the history
of Columbus in this way? Why or why not? What is your reaction to his speech?
Jon Carew offers new insight to
reaction to Skip Gates' approach to colonial through present-day understandings of race in the Dominican Republic.
Be sure that your post also makes some comment on Rafael Trujillo's personal and political "choices." You may also
want to think about the d
While Derby says Trujillo goes through great lengths to be seen as a "supermale," how do you view
Papa's masculine positioning? Is he masculine? How so? How not? Use specific details from the scene
on pages 85-89 to support your response.
1. The opening lines of Children of the Sea come to us through the voice/writing of the
boyfriend at sea. He writes the following: They say behind the mountains are more mountains.
Now I know its true. I also know there are timeless waters
Think of all the individual characters, themes, and plots. Now I want you to connect one aspect of what you've read
in this course to some other art that you have experienced in your life. This assignment is your own. Identify a piece
of music, visual art
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February 2, 2012
Perspectives on the Discovery of the New World
Throughout our school career, we have learned about Christopher Columbus and his
exploration of the New World. Just as the history channel video