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Myth Of A Latin Woman Essay

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"The Myth of the Latin Woman"The set pieces in this essay are the bus, the hotel lobby, and the boat restaurant that Judith visits throughout her journey. At the bus she is being stereotyped as nice, naïve but at the same time as being dumb just for being a Latina. She takes everything with a smile. Even though, this is done in a comic way; which doesn't seem too harsh but still hurts her feelings because everyone is laughing at her. At the hotel lobby she feels hostile. She is seen by the man whom she finds walking to her room as a cartoon character, "Evita" as he called her. She is seen as if she was a prostitute perhaps because she is a Latina and the clothing she was wearing. Finally, she explains that most Latin women are stereotyped as being good domestics. For example, at the boat restaurant she was walking with her notebook which had her poems and a lady calls her over. She thought it was because the lady wanted her autograph but instead she proceeded to order a cup of coffee thinking that Judith was the waitress. Perhaps it was ignorance or a stereotype for being a Latina which bring in the pacing techniques being Judith's clothing and her jewelry. Identifying the way she portrays herself to other people. She learns that in order to fit into the Anglo Society she needs to change the clothing she wears and not wear too much jewelry.Cynthia Galicia"The Myth of the Latin...

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