Analysis Of The Movie ' Corridos '

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I grew up in a Mexican family listening to corridos, which are a type of song, due to the fact that at every party, every celebration, and every occasion, that’s what the family would play. As I became more aware and conscious, I began to realize what these songs were actually saying. Corridos are a narrative song that showcase topics such as poverty, hard times, success, immigration, social and political problems, and/or life in general. A prominent and recurring theme that I saw developing throughout several corridos is immigration. Numerous songs, were expressing strong feelings whom many many undocumented Mexicans (or now U.S. residents/citizens), including my parents and other family members shared regarding they’re citizenship status, how they were being discriminated against, and ultimately how they were feeling about this whole situation.
Feelings of anger were voiced, as they dialogue about how America was born free, how man divided it, and how essentially they too are as much as American as “real” Americans. For the reason they undoubtedly worked hard for what they accomplished with blood, sweat, and tears. In addition, even being first generation Mexican American, I too can relate to the struggle, having to work twice as hard just because I do not look a certain way. Furthermore, they talk about how they just came to America to work, to provide a better living situation for their families. Ultimately, they were running away from poverty. In
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