Do Now:. Do you feel that being from a different: race, culture, background or socioeconomic status from the person you like affects your chances of being with them? If so, why or why not? . What lessons have you learned in life about love?.
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Do you feel that being from a different: race, culture, backgroundor socioeconomic status from the person you like affects your chances of being with them? If so, why or why not?
Who is Judith Ortiz
Standard: Reading 3.9 Narrative Analysis of Grade-level-Appropriate text: Explain how voice, persona, and the choice of narrator affect characterization and the tone, plot and credibility of the text.
While the men were at work and the boys played baseball, the women and girls would congregate over coffee at Mamá’s and listen to stories being told; Ortiz Cofer traces her belief in the power of storytelling to these charmed afternoons.
In the first essay, “Casa,” Ortiz Cofer recounts a story that was recounted to her countless times by her grandmother, Mamá. According to the story, María la Loca, the crazy lady who wanders around the village, serves as the example of the woman who allows love to defeat her. As a young woman, María fell in love with a rich man in the village (his name changes with every retelling of the story), but he abandoned her at the altar. From that moment, so the story goes, María became crazier every day, and she ended up alone, childless, and outside the social life of the community.