Thursday, April 18, 2013

homelands post

In Anzaladua’s "Altravesando Fronteras", the most important thing I noted was the emphasis on identity as a “state of perpetual transition”(100). She does not allow one culture to define who she is, but rather searches for a balance while in motion.

In King’s “Borders”, I found it very powerful that the mother continues to identify herself as “Blackfoot”. Also, despite the negative stigma that surrounds it, her son is willing to accept his mother’s identity.

In Gish Jen’s “Who’s Irish” , she depicts a story in which a cultural barrier is unable to be punctured; the grandmother is unable to share her culture (Chinese) with Sophie.

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